While we, the staff of Birding Ecotours, are out guiding birding tours much of the time, we are passionate about any bird-related work. Some of us are qualified avian biologists and have had experience with consulting. Dom has a PhD in Seabird Conservation and has spent many months out at sea conducting research on methods to reduce seabird bycatch from pelagic longline vessels, with a number of papers authored on the subject. Several of our staff have also done wind farm consulting work. Any consulting work needing excellent bird identification and bird finding ability (such as wind farm assessments or a survey of what is on your property) would be well-served by any of our staff. Most of our guides are also very good at surveying other classes besides birds.
Courses and talks
We are frequently called upon to give talks at bird clubs, and we sometimes arrange weekend or longer courses, such as the successful “Our fascinating birds” weekend course.
Contributing at historically disadvantaged schools
We volunteer at schools, especially previously disadvantaged ones, giving talks about birds and the environment in general to increase awareness among youngsters. We believe that stirring a passion in birds amongst young people will ultimately create a passion for birds later in life. This can only help the sustainable development and conservation cause. Please call on us if you want us to give a talk at your school.
Please e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need an expert birder or biologist – we have staff in many countries such as the USA, UK, Peru and South Africa.