European and North African Tour Leader
Oliver (Oli) Reville is from Fakenham, Norfolk, England and has spent the last ten years exploring Europe with a primary focus on its birdlife and reptiles. He has also spread his wings further afield and explored parts of North America, South America, and Africa. His guiding takes him all around Europe and North Africa, where he possesses an excellent knowledge of the region’s birds and their habitats, and takes great satisfaction in showcasing the birds of the region.
Always a big supporter of encouraging young people to get into wildlife watching, Oli has led trips to Spain for young birders in the past. His love of travel has also taken him to Spain where he taught as a humanities teacher. He gains great satisfaction from encouraging birders of all abilities to engage with their hobby. His knowledge and experience of European birding is extensive, and he uses his past experiences in teaching to help clients gain great fulfilment from birding experiences.
Oli holds a BSc. (Hons) degree in Ecology from the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK). He has worked in a vast array of hospitality and retail businesses and prides himself on customer service and experience. His priority is to make sure the needs of clients are met and that his trips are enjoyable and engaging.
With an unbreakable passion for wildlife and conservation to go alongside his people skills, Oli is always striving to raise greater awareness of the plight of our planet. In 2014 he took part in the inaugural study into the effects of hunting in the Batumi bottleneck in Georgia, Europe. In 2015 this led to him giving a talk on the subject at the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME) summer meeting in Thetford, England. Since then he has worked as an ecological consultant and is a campaigner for the protection of European species and habitats.
Oli is also a passionate photographer and has had his work featured in many publications. His experience in fieldcraft and photography is vital for those looking to maximize photographic opportunities from their trips. He has also combined his educational background to offer photographic tuition in his home county of Norfolk, UK.