M17026 believes that the recipe for a successful birding tour is simple: a well-planned itinerary with smooth running ground operations, comfortable accommodations and good food, a small group with low participant-to-leader ratio, and, most importantly, personable, friendly tour leaders with the necessary experience and expertise to make each tour a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding adventure!
Please don’t hesitate to contact our helpful enquiries desk for any enquiries related to birding, wildlife and photographic tours throughout the world. Besides set-departure tours, we have a dedicated private tour department dealing with customised tours.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
Started in 1998.
2. What is your company's mission?
To offer unbeatable birding tours throughout the world that offer good value for money with small groups and top tour leaders
3. What does your company specialize in?
Birding Tours; Bird Watching Tours
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Adam Riley: Adam Riley has grown up with a lifelong interest in wildlife, which evolved into a particular fascination with the birds, reptiles and amphibians of Africa and Madagascar. Coming from a farming background in the Pietermaritzburg area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, he studied accountancy and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has traveled extensively in Africa, Europe, Asia, Australasia and the Americas, leading trips to numerous countries ranging from South Africa to Egypt, Angola to Ethiopia and Bhutan to Papua New Guinea. Adam has also guided in the Neotropics for six months. He is now one of Africa’s most experienced birders, having recently recorded his 2000th species on the continent.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Papua New Guinea: Birds in Paradise
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
“Cuan Rush is a phenomenal birder and one of the best on calls and song of the many professionals I know. As a guide he was unflaggingly friendly, attentive, perceptive and flexible in meeting our group's mixed interests. Please commend Cuan in every way possible. We would be delighted to recommend him and M17026 and to every birding group with which we have contact.”
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