The Ultimate In Birding Tours

Nik Borrow

Nik Borrow lives in Norfolk, England. As well as being a Birdquest Senior Leader, Nik was also a major illustrator of our much-missed paper brochures. His formal Fine Art training was undertaken at Wimbledon School of Art, where subsequently he taught art for some years. Always a keen birdwatcher, his two main interests finally merged when he turned professional bird artist.

An enthusiastic traveller, Nik’s birding and leading travels have taken him to many places in Europe and southwest Asia, Siberia, Mongolia, China, Tibet, Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and North and South America.

Nik’s major interest is the birds of sub-Saharan Africa.He has travelled very extensively throughout Africa over more than three decades and has accumulated a wealth of experience during the huge amount of time he has spent in the field.

He is co-author and sole illustrator of the definitive and critically acclaimed Birds of Western Africa (2001), which has now been published in both English and French versions and also Birds of Ghana (2010) and Birds of Senegal and The Gambia (2011). He also prepared the distribution maps for Birds of the Horn of Africa (2009).

Tours Led by Nik

Thick-billed

Africa

October 2019

BEST OF ETHIOPIA

African

Africa

December 2019

ZAMBIA: AFRICAN PITTA SPECIAL

Yellow-headed

Africa

March 2020

SWIFT GHANA

Yellow-headed

Africa

March 2020

BEST OF GHANA

Fischer's

Africa

April 2020

NORTHERN TANZANIA

Great

Europe & Surroundings

May 2020

SWIFT BELARUS

Aquatic

Europe & Surroundings

May 2020

BELARUS

Shoebill

Africa

July 2020

ULTIMATE UGANDA

Eastern

Africa

July-August 2020

SHOEBILLS & GORILLAS OF UGANDA

Shoebill

Africa

August 2020

SWIFT UGANDA

Black-and-rufous

Africa

September 2020

ZAMBIA & ZIMBABWE

Thick-billed

Africa

October 2020

BEST OF ETHIOPIA

Stresemann's

Africa

October 2020

SWIFT ETHIOPIA

Yellow-headed

Africa

November-December 2020

ULTIMATE GHANA

Quail-Plover

Africa

January 2021

SWIFT SENEGAL

Golden

Africa

February 2021

SENEGAL

Yellow-headed

Africa

March 2021

SWIFT GHANA

Yellow-headed

Africa

March 2021

BEST OF GHANA

Somali

Africa

April 2021

ULTIMATE KENYA

Eastern

Africa

July-August 2021

SHOEBILLS & GORILLAS OF UGANDA

Shoebill

Africa

August 2021

SWIFT UGANDA

Black-and-rufous

Africa

September 2021

ZAMBIA & ZIMBABWE

Thick-billed

Africa

October 2021

BEST OF ETHIOPIA

Stresemann's

Africa

October 2021

SWIFT ETHIOPIA

Bohm's

Africa

November 2021

MALAWI

African

Africa

December 2021

ZAMBIA: AFRICAN PITTA SPECIAL