Meet Paul Varney (Part Time Tour Leader)PREVIOUS PAGE
Paul lives in Norfolk in the UK and has been birding since the age of 9 – more than 40 years now! Birds and wildlife are his passion and he says “I feel really lucky as birding is a great hobby, wherever you are in the world, all you need is a pair of bins and a notebook and you are happy”.
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Paul was recorder for NarVOS a Norfolk based bird club as a youngster and edited the Cambridge Bird Club for a few years prior to moving to Suffolk.
Paul works in agriculture and has international commercial experience and in managing geographically dispersed teams. His career in agriculture has given him the opportunity to work in Switzerland for several years during which time he travelled the globe. These trips to places like Brazil, Costa Rica, China and The Philippines amongst others, provided some excellent birding opportunities and a few weekends were added on to make the most of visiting these amazing countries. Paul has spent most of his life in East Anglia, and the Norfolk coast is his favourite birding haunt (although the Isles of Scilly runs it close). He has been lucky to be involved in the identification of two firsts for Britain, the Holkham Red-breasted Nuthatch and the Minsmere Siberian Blue Robin.
Paul enjoys sharing his passion for birding; enjoying the privilege of showing people new birds. The great thing about birding is that every trip is different, and you just never know what you are going to see.