Michael is a full-time ornithologist, conservation biologist, bird tour leader and bird book author. He grew up in the world-famous Kruger National Park before studying, to MSc level, at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology. For the past 20 years he has been working closely with Birding Africa, guiding bird tours across the continent, and conducting bird conservation and research work in Angola in association with the A. P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute. He is recognised as one of Africa’s foremost bird experts, having written more than 70 journal articles, visited more than 25 African countries, and seen over 2,380 bird species in the African region. He has written and self-produced The Birder’s Guide to Africa and The Special Birds of Angola. He currently lives in Cairo, Egypt.
Birding Africa is the only bird tour company dedicated to offering birding tours across the African region. Michael works closely with Birding Africa, and most of his tours are guided for Birding Africa. Visit the Birding Africa website to learn more.