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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, both by photographs and line drawings. 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:

BEST OF GHANA Wednesday 7th March 2018 - Wednesday 21st March 2018
NORTHERN TANZANIA Monday 16th April 2018 - Sunday 29th April 2018
BELARUS Monday 14th May 2018 - Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Northern Belarus Extension: 11th May — 14th May
SHOEBILLS & GORILLAS OF UGANDA Thursday 19th July 2018 - Sunday 29th July 2018
MALAWI Sunday 16th September 2018 - Saturday 29th September 2018
ZAMBIA SPECIALITIES Sunday 30th September 2018 - Wednesday 10th October 2018
Southern Zambia Extension: 10th October — 14th October
Zimbabwe Extension: 15th October — 18th October
ULTIMATE ETHIOPIA Sunday 11th November 2018 - Wednesday 28th November 2018
Gondar, Simien & Lalibela Extension: 28th November — 3rd December
ZAMBIA: AFRICAN PITTA SPECIAL Wednesday 5th December 2018 - Wednesday 12th December 2018
Zimbabwe Extension: 12th December — 16th December
SIERRA LEONE Monday 14th January 2019 - Monday 28th January 2019
SENEGAL Monday 4th February 2019 - Sunday 17th February 2019
Saloum Delta Extension: 17th February — 20th February
BEST OF GHANA Thursday 7th March 2019 - Thursday 21st March 2019
ULTIMATE KENYA Monday 1st April 2019 - Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Masai Mara Extension: 23rd April — 26th April
BEST OF KENYA Sunday 28th April 2019 - Sunday 12th May 2019
BULGARIA Thursday 16th May 2019 - Thursday 23rd May 2019
SHOEBILLS & GORILLAS OF UGANDA Monday 22nd July 2019 - Thursday 1st August 2019