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Nik Borrow

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

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.

Although best known for his knowledge of Africa, Nik is an enthusiastic traveller and his birding and leading journeys have taken him to many places in Europe and southwest Asia, Siberia, Mongolia, China, Tibet, Southeast Asia, North and South America, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the Subantarctic islands. He has now spent a lot of time at sea in the Southern Ocean enjoying the many tubenoses and other seabirds that are such a feature of the region.

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