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Nik Borrow

Nik Borrow

Nik Borrow lives in Norfolk, England. As well as being a Birdquest Senior Leader, Nik is also a major illustrator of the Birdquest website and before that our much-missed paper brochures.

His formal Fine Art training was undertaken at Wimbledon School of Art, where subsequently he taught art for some years. Always a keen birdwatcher, his two main interests finally merged when he turned professional bird artist.

An enthusiastic traveller, Nik’s birding travels have taken him to many places in Europe and its surroundings, Siberia, Mongolia, China, Tibet, Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and North and South America, but his major interest is the birds of sub-Saharan Africa.

He has travelled very extensively throughout Africa over more than three decades and has accumulated a wealth of experience during the extensive time he has spent in the field. He is co-author and sole illustrator of the definitive and critically acclaimed Birds of Western Africa (2001), which has now been published in both English and French versions and also Birds of Ghana (2010) and Birds of Senegal and The Gambia (2011). He also prepared the distribution maps for Birds of the Horn of Africa (2009).


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Nik Borrow will be leading the following tours:

SHOEBILLS & GORILLAS OF UGANDA Monday 22nd July 2019 - Thursday 1st August 2019
BEST OF ETHIOPIA Tuesday 1st October 2019 - Saturday 12th October 2019
ZAMBIA: AFRICAN PITTA SPECIAL Thursday 5th December 2019 - Thursday 12th December 2019
Zimbabwe Extension: 12th December — 16th December
BEST OF GHANA Saturday 7th March 2020 - Saturday 21st March 2020
NORTHERN TANZANIA Wednesday 1st April 2020 - Tuesday 14th April 2020
BELARUS Monday 11th May 2020 - Thursday 21st May 2020
ULTIMATE UGANDA Wednesday 1st July 2020 - Tuesday 21st July 2020
SHOEBILLS & GORILLAS OF UGANDA Thursday 23rd July 2020 - Sunday 2nd August 2020
ZAMBIA SPECIALITIES Thursday 3rd September 2020 - Saturday 19th September 2020
Zimbabwe Highlands Extension: 19th September — 23rd September
BEST OF ETHIOPIA Thursday 1st October 2020 - Monday 12th October 2020
ULTIMATE GHANA Thursday 19th November 2020 - Wednesday 9th December 2020
MALAWI Monday 1st November 2021 - Sunday 14th November 2021