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János Oláh

János is currently taking a two year break from guiding while he builds/project manages his new family home in the Hortobágy. He returns to Birdquest guiding in the second half of 2021.

János Oláh lives in Debrecen, Hungary with his partner Gabriella and daughter Enikö. A keen birder from the age of 10, János (pronounced ‘Yanosh’) speaks fluent English (his grasp of idiom is remarkable), has a degree in Ecology from the University of Debrecen and is now doing post-graduate research on the ecology of aquatic birds (especially shorebirds, on which he has published a number of scientific papers).

He has (with Zoltán Ecsedi) produced a handbook to the birds of the Hortobágy and has carried out a survey of the avifauna of the entire Carpathian range. He is a member of the Hungarian rarities committee and the operator of the Hungarian Birdline.

János is a highly accomplished bird tour leader who guides groups both in his native Hungary (and adjacent Slovakia and Romania), where his knowledge is unsurpassed, and across the globe.

János has travelled very extensively in search of birds on all seven continents, building up a remarkable expertise in a series of countries and regions, including large parts of South and Central America (north to Mexico), swathes of Asia from Mongolia, Japan and China south to Indonesia, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Australia and many of the Pacific islands.

Tours Led by János

Red-breasted

Europe & Surroundings

November 2019

HUNGARY’S HORTOBÁGY

Brown

Europe & Surroundings

May 2021

HUNGARY & TRANSYLVANIA

Blue-throated

Bolivia Tours

September-October 2021

ULTIMATE BOLIVIA

Wattled

Africa

November-December 2021

ULTIMATE ETHIOPIA