The Ultimate In Birding Tours

Mark Van Beirs

Mark Van Beirs lives with his partner Kathleen and daughter Caroline near Ghent, Belgium and has guided a truly remarkable number of tours for Birdquest.

Born and raised in Ghent, he was soon travelling abroad in search of birds, firstly all over Europe but soon throughout the world. His varied career has included a spell in a travel agency and fifteen months working as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos and in the Amazonian rainforest of Ecuador.

Mark’s impressive fluency in six languages and invariably cheerful manner allow him to travel with ease anywhere on earth and he has now visited well over 100 countries!

He has a wide-ranging knowledge of birds, but he is particularly interested in the Neotropics, where he has travelled very extensively indeed and spent many years in the field. Africa, Indonesia, New Guinea, the Southwest Pacific and Mongolia are other favourite areas, although in reality he now feels at home almost anywhere.

Mark has now observed around 9000 species of birds, but he also gets very excited about mammals and at night likes to indulge in stargazing.

Tours Led by Mark

Bohm's

Africa

November 2019

MALAWI

The

North America & The Caribbean

February 2020

HONDURAS

Wandering

Antarctica & The Subantarctic

March-May 2020

ATLANTIC ODYSSEY

Brown

North America & The Caribbean

June 2020

LESSER ANTILLES & TRINIDAD

Príncipe

Africa

August 2020

SÃO TOMÉ & PRÍNCIPE

Courting

Africa

August-September 2020

GABON

Tuamotu

Australasia & The Pacific Islands

October 2020

PITCAIRN, HENDERSON & TUAMOTU ISLANDS

Niau

Australasia & The Pacific Islands

October-November 2020

FRENCH POLYNESIA & COOK ISLANDS

Common

Indian Ocean Islands

November 2020

BEST OF MADAGASCAR

Rufous

Africa

January 2021

SIERRA LEONE

The

North America & The Caribbean

February 2021

HONDURAS

Ocellated

North America & The Caribbean

February-March 2021

MEXICO’S YUCATAN

Horned

Mexico Tours

March 2021

SOUTHERN MEXICO

Palmchat

North America & The Caribbean

April 2021

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC & PUERTO RICO

Palmchat

North America & The Caribbean

April 2021

SWIFT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Brown

North America & The Caribbean

June 2021

LESSER ANTILLES & TRINIDAD

Red-winged

Australasia & The Pacific Islands

September 2021

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Seychelles

Indian Ocean Islands

September 2021

SEYCHELLES, MAURITIUS & RÉUNION

Comoro

Indian Ocean Islands

September 2021

COMORO ISLANDS

Red

Indian Ocean Islands

September-October 2021

REMOTE MADAGASCAR

Kagu

Australasia & The Pacific Islands

November 2021

NEW CALEDONIA, FIJI, VANUATU & SAMOA