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Rockjumper Birding Tours is a dedicated bird tour company specializing in top-quality birdwatching holidays and wildlife safaris throughout the world, guided by passionate and experienced professional tour leaders. Our portfolio of 250 different tours encompasses 100 destinations, including some of the most breathtaking and biologically diverse places on our planet. While our quest is first and foremost to deliver the ultimate birding experience, our tours are also educational, fun and excellent value for money!
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Our home country of South Africa is quite simply one of the most pleasurable birding tours destinations, offering unrivalled wildlife viewing, world-class infrastructure and unbeatable value for money. This makes birding tours in South Africa a popular choice among birders across the world. South Africa also boasts the most regio...
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Customized Private Tours
Since our humble beginnings in 1998, we have specialized in custom guided birding and wildlife adventures. Our capacity has now matured to deliver unbeatable tours for individuals, families, special interest groups, Audubon Societies, birding and wildlife clubs, and tour operators alike. Our extensive knowledge and experience has enabled us to assist thousands of delighted guests to realize their dream birding and wildlife adventures to exotic destinations around the world.
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2015 September Newsletter
Dear Friends of Rockjumper,
Welcome to our September Newsletter. In this edition we discuss Rockjumper’s latest staff news, our expanding selection of South American tours, reports from a selection of recent tours and top 10 recent sightings. We also unveil our new checklist partnership with iGoTerra – the global leaders in this regard, and a selection of some of our upcoming scheduled tours. Lastly, we introduce our two new luxury safari companies and focus on our most recent conservation efforts. For all this and more, read on…
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Rockjumper Birding Tours Tour Catalogue
Welcome to our latest Rockjumper Tour Catalogue. We are honored to present to you more than 200 world-class birding tours that we schedule annually. Spanning all seven continents and over 100 countries, our tours deliver an incredibly comprehensive selection of the ultimate birding and natural extravaganzas that our planet offers.
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Adam has traveled extensively to all 7 continents, leading tours to numerous countries ranging from Colombia to Egypt, Angola to Papua New Guinea and Antarctica to Alaska. Adam is one of Africa’s most experienced birders, having seen over...
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Adam was born and raised in the Canadian prairies. A birder and naturalist from a very young age, he spent his youth in the field – birding, conducting faunal surveys and gaining an intimate knowledge of the area’s natural history. He has...
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Athol Marchant is one of Southern Africa’s most experienced birders and bird tour leaders, and expertly leads many of our South African birding tours.
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Brian Finch lives in Kenya and is the country’s premier bird guide. Brian’s expertise also extends to butterflies, dragonflies and herps. Brian’s knowledge of Kenya is unsurpassable and he is the natural choice for our record breaking Kenya...
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Carlos Bethancourt was born and raised in Panama and is known as the nation’s top birder. Having studied in the USA and trained formally in Ornithology he has an excellent understanding of Neotropical birds. Carlos leads our Panama tours.
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Chris is a very experienced ornithologist and bird guide living in Venezuela who has worked throughout Latin America. He is the author of numerous books and articles on birds and conservation in the region and helped launch the Neotropical Bird Club...
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Clayton Burne hails from Durban, South Africa. His previous experience includes working as a museum technician, five years of safari guiding and several years of ophthalmology. Clayton has recently completed a year long birding expedition around...
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Cuan is a birding and wildlife guide for Rockjumper, leading tours throughout Africa, Madagascar and Asia. He is also the operations manager for our private tours department.
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David Bishop has spent much of his life intimately exploring the entire Oriental Region, New Guinea and the South-west Pacific. As a result David is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable and experienced bird-tour leaders within these...
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David hails from the historic town of Lund in southernmost Sweden, where his fascination with birds dates back as long as he can remember. He is a passionate birder who loves sharing his encyclopaedic knowledge and unbounded enthusiasm with others;...
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David Hoddinott has extensive experience leading birding tours throughout Africa, Asia and Madagascar. He is well known in birding circles for his endless energy and legendary bird spotting skills. His zeal for bird guiding has earned him the...
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Regarded as one of the regions finest naturalists, Denis’s knowledge of the calls and habitats of Malaysian birds and where to find them is unequalled. His bird whistling skills are legendary and his sense of humor is a great asset!
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Dušan, an avid “Dutch birder” from origin, is one of the leading bird guides in the Neotropics. He will be joining our team from November onward!
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Erik Forsyth is a long-standing Rockjumper leader now living in New Zealand. He is a superb birder who currently leads for Rockjumper in Asia and Australasia. Erik is also blessed with a contagious sense of humor and a wonderful gift for sharing his...
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Forrest Rowland took his first trip to the Neotropics at the tender age of 9 and this has blossomed into a lifelong love affair with the region’s birds and wildlife. Forrest has a technical education in Genetics but has since spent many years in...
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Gareth hails from Kimberly in South Africa and holds a qualification in Game Ranging and Lodge Management. He has worked in various game lodges as a guide as well as running his own tour company with a specific focus on bird tours.
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Glen Valentine has an unquestionable passion for birds that, like his brother Keith, developed at an extremely tender age. Glen has traveled extensively in Africa and is also fast becoming Rockjumper’s lead Asia/New Guinea bird guide. He possesses...
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Greg de Klerk
As a young boy who was raised in Durban, Greg found his passion and interest in all aspects of the natural world. To escape the metropolitan and suburban blur of everyday life, his family would frequently take trips to various national parks in...
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Heinz is a South African born birder whose interests in birds and wildlife in general commenced at a very young age. He holds an Honours in Conservation Ecology and an MSc in Conservation Biology and has many years’ experience in the field.
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Jari is a professional wildlife photographer (born in 1965), living in Liminka Finland. There he runs his own bird tour and wildlife photography business. He has been taking photographs since he was a school boy, and turned professional wildlife...
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Keith Valentine developed his interest in the outdoors and birding at an extremely young age. After completing a Degree in Financial Management, Keith decided to follow his dream and become a bird tour leader. Keith guides for Rockjumper throughout...
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Luis has been a nature tour leader since 1982, leading tours throughout South America and Africa. He co-founded Suricato Safaris with Adam Riley, a wildlife tour company for Spanish speaking naturalists, and is now a full time member of the...
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Mark Beevers hails from the UK and, while having been a police officer for over 30 years, he has now retired to become a full time birder, dedicated to his local patch and travel. Mark has done 23 tours to Africa, including six to Morocco and three...
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Markus Lilje fulfilled his passion for birding and photography by guiding in and around Kruger National Park for over five years. He also completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management and now guides throughout the African and...
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Rainer Summers has been involved with birding and wildlife since an early age. His passion for African birds, exceptional enthusiasm and extremely likeable personality make Rainer one of our most popular leaders.
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Ric Zarwell has been fascinated by birds and wildlife since growing up beside the biologically-rich Mississippi River and hardwood forests in the Upper Midwest of the United States. He has an undergraduate degree in wildlife biology and a graduate...
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Rich Lindie has spent over a decade travelling, birding and photographing on every continent, amassing an incredible knowledge of the world’s birds and wildlife in the process. Efficient, sharp, enthusiastic and humorous, Rich enjoys showing...
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Rob is an experienced tropical biologist and birder who specializes in the New World tropics. For the last decade he has lived in South America, firstly in Ecuador and now in Peru, and has guided birding tours on five continents and seen over 5,000...
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Originally from Hampshire in the UK, Trevor Ellery spent time living and birding in Israel and Ecuador before settling in Colombia in 2008. Trevor has led numerous birding trip across Colombia and has also taken part in various expeditions to its...
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Uthai is widely known as one of Thailand’s finest birders and is co-credited with the rediscovery of Gurney’s Pitta. His gentle nature and exceptional knowledge of Thailand’s birds make him an asset on any tour to the region.
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Wayne Jones worked as a research assistant at South Africa’s University of Cape Town’s Avian Demography Unit and is a passionate birder with a thorough knowledge of the region’s birds. His amiable and enthusiastic nature make him a superb...
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