Guided Rainforest and Nature Trips
As an experienced rainforest ecologist who has spent years living in the rainforests of Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah, Borneo, I am well qualified to offer guiding services for ecotourists visiting these areas. In Malaysia I usually work with a long-term friend and fellow ecologist, John Howes.
I've also worked extensively in forests in many parts of the Indonesian archipelago, and regularly guide nature trips to places such as Bali, Sulawesi and Halmahera, where there are many spectacular birds, butterflies and mammals, like the diminutive Spectral Tarsier pictured here (photo ©Nigel Voaden).
Malaysia and Borneo support an incredible diversity of life, particularly in rainforests and mangroves, and these forests are full of incredible sounds, like that of Siamang, a type of gibbon found high in the rainforest canopy. For images of a small selection of wildlife regularly seen in Malaysia, please see the gallery here.
Mongolian Wildlife Trips
I also guide private groups on wildlife or bird and mammal watching trips to Mongolia, working closely with local experts. Here we travel in four-wheel drive vehicles with a full team of helpers, including drivers, a mechanic, a cook and sometimes a local guide (it's better to have a guide in every vehicle when feasible). Camping is essential at some sites in Mongolia, but good quality tents and warm sleeping bags and mats are provided.
(photo: male Black-billed Capercaillie, lekking: ©Tumendelga Humbaa)