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Trevor Ellery

Trevor Ellery

Trevor Ellery is originally from Hampshire in the United Kingdom, but Trevor has spent extensive periods living in Israel, Ecuador and now Colombia, where he has been resident since 2008.

Trevor has spent much of those years exploring the length and breadth of Colombia while leading tours, undertaking expeditions or simply making his own birding explorations. He is co-author of Field-guides to the Birds of Colombia.

Trevor has also travelled widely in the rest of South America, as far south as Argentina, and has led tours in a series of different countries.

He is a keen photographer and sound recordist and has a developing interest in Neotropical Lepidoptera and a long term interest in Neotropical mammals. Before leaving the UK he gained a degree in History and English Literature and was also formerly a keen UK lister. That listing passion has transferred to Colombia, where has seen nearly 1500 species!

Trevor is a passionate conservationist and enjoys showing people the avian and environmental delights of Colombia, helping to put this once difficult destination firmly back on the birding tourism map. As well as birds, Trevor also likes to point out details of local customs, history and culture during his groups’ travels.


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Trevor Ellery will be leading the following tours:

BEST OF COLOMBIA Friday 26th July 2019 - Saturday 10th August 2019
COLOMBIA: FROM THE CHOCO TO AMAZONIA Monday 18th November 2019 - Monday 9th December 2019
Colombian Amazonia: Mitú Extension: 9th December — 15th December
SOUTHERN ECUADOR Friday 17th January 2020 - Saturday 1st February 2020
Southwest Ecuador Extension: 1st February — 3rd February
CLASSIC COLOMBIA Saturday 22nd February 2020 - Sunday 15th March 2020
BEST OF COLOMBIA Wednesday 1st April 2020 - Thursday 16th April 2020
BEST OF ECUADOR Tuesday 2nd June 2020 - Sunday 14th June 2020
BEST OF COLOMBIA Sunday 26th July 2020 - Monday 10th August 2020
ULTIMATE ECUADOR Tuesday 1st September 2020 - Saturday 26th September 2020
Part I: Northern Ecuador: 1st September — 17th September
Part II: Amazonian Ecuador: 17th September — 26th September
COLOMBIA: FROM THE CHOCO TO AMAZONIA Wednesday 18th November 2020 - Wednesday 9th December 2020
Colombian Amazonia: Mitú Extension: 9th December — 15th December