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Mark Beaman

Mark Beaman

Mark Beaman lives in Lancashire, England with his partner Inger and is Managing Director and owner of Birdquest. After graduating from Cambridge University he led an ornithological expedition to Nepal and then spent several years studying seabirds at Aberdeen University before creating Sunbird Holidays in 1978 for Executive Travel and subsequently going on to found Birdquest in 1981. Mark has travelled to every continent in search of birds and has a worldwide interest in every aspect of birding, but it is the farthest flung and most inaccessible reaches of the Palearctic region (where he has travelled more extensively, and seen more species, than any other ornithologist) that most excite his imagination. He is author of The Handbook of Bird Identification for Europe and the Western Palearctic (1998) and also author of Palearctic Birds: a Checklist of the Birds of Europe, North Africa and Asia north of the foothills of the Himalayas (1994). Mark’s areas of greatest expertise include much of Asia, North Africa, the Cape Verde Islands, Senegal, Tanzania, Australia and the Pacific Islands, the Subantarctic Islands and many parts of North America and the Caribbean.

 

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Mark Beaman will be leading the following tours:

GALAPAGOS Saturday 26th May 2018 - Tuesday 5th June 2018
AFGHANISTAN EXPEDITION Saturday 30th June 2018 - Sunday 8th July 2018
SOMALILAND & DJIBOUTI Wednesday 10th October 2018 - Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Djibouti Extension: 23rd October — 27th October
WESTERN SAHARA Thursday 18th April 2019 - Thursday 25th April 2019
ANTARCTICA, THE FALKLANDS & SOUTH GEORGIA Sunday 3rd November 2019 - Saturday 23rd November 2019
THERE ARE ADDITIONAL DEPARTURES TO ANTARCTICA, THE FALKLANDS & SOUTH GEORGIA OR TO ANTARCTICA ONLY BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND FEBRUARY. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION.