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Tour Leading for Birdquest

Zigzag Heron in Brazil (image by Eduardo Patrial)

Zigzag Heron (image by Eduardo Patrial)


We are always looking to recruit new Birdquest leaders.

Potential candidates need to be exceptionally skilled birders with a minimum experience of at least four full Birdquest tour itineraries in subSaharan Africa, Asia, the Neotropics or Australasia (any combination).

Existing experience guiding bird tours is an advantage but is by no means necessary.

A very high level of field skills and considerable knowledge of the relevant avifaunas, as well as excellent logistical and inter-personal skills, are essential requirements for Birdquest guides.

Applicants must be in a position to lead a minimum of 3 tours for us annually.

We offer very good rates of pay compared to many bird tour companies.

If you are potentially interested in joining the top team, contact Mark Beaman on his direct email address at

We would like to see more women working in our industry as top-end bird tour guides. Don’t be shy to apply!

Important: In order to be considered, please be sure to include in your application a list of all those Birdquest tour itineraries that you already know in their entirety, as well as details of all other relevant birding knowledge and experience (including all other areas of the world that you have personal birding experience of, even if you only know part of the Birdquest tours to those areas). Note: By experience of Birdquest itineraries we mean familiarity with all the locations visited by our tours. We do not expect candidates to have participated in Birdquest tours themselves. We are sorry, but if you do not include this essential information your application will not be responded to.

All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Agami Heron in Brazil (image by Eduardo Patrial)

Agami Heron (image by Eduardo Patrial)