Nick was born and raised in the beautiful country of Namibia, a privilege that made Africa and its wildlife a concrete part of his childhood. His passion for the birds and other wildlife of this beautiful country led to his decision to follow a career in wildlife. Since completing a field guide course with Ecotraining in 2002 he started doing freelance birding and wildlife trips throughout Southern Africa. After starting off in The University of South Carolina, USA, he obtained his degree in Veterinary Science from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, Nick was based in Namibia’s Caprivi strip as a State Veterinarian. The diversity and wealth of birdlife in this area has led to a full time career in guiding. Besides leading birding and wildlife tours, Nick has been involved in assembling and presenting various courses that focus on the training of local field guides on the birds of the Western and Eastern Caprivi, including Impalila Island. Nick also played a part as a consultant in the development of the Open Africa birding route through south-western Zambia with specific emphasis on the endangered Black-cheeked Lovebird.
Nick is currently based in Windhoek, Namibia from where he leads birding and wildlife tours throughout Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia. When not leading tours he tries to explore new birding areas. Besides exploring the African continent he recently did birding trips to Thailand and Spain.