Our Leaders

Ashley Boon

Ashley Boon is a UK based wildlife artist with over 10 years’ experience joint-leading safaris & leading wildlife tours, mostly in Botswana, but more recently in different areas of India, a country he finds fascinating for many reasons, but especially the wonderful & diverse wildlife. As a guide he is knowledgeable & informative. He has an eagle eye for spotting the rare, timid & exotic, but also a gift for imparting his enthusiasm for the commonplace, believing that every bird & animal has some quality of beauty & wonder. Ashley has a great sense of humour, an amusing wit & a great deal of personal charm. These qualities make him a sociable, entertaining guide & host & have brought guests back again & again to share his joy in the natural world.

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Chris Bradshaw

Chris Bradshaw lives in Scarborough, England with his wife Julie. After an early career in local government and information technology, he has worked as an Ornithologist and birding tour guide across the globe since 1999, leading almost a hundred birding tours in over 25 countries during that period. He has an easy-going, professional approach that is much appreciated by his regular clients. He has a particular fondness for birding in Asia and has a special love of India, its people and wildlife, where he has worked as principal guide on numerous wildlife tours and has visited almost all parts of the country in the process. Chris is served as a member of the British Birds Rarities Committee between 2006 and 2016 and has been involved in the finding of new bird species to the national lists of four different countries.

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Harri Taavetti

Harri lives in Oulu, Finland, The Owl Hotspot of Europe. His wildlife career started in 1990 at the age of 14, and since 1997, he has been recognized as one of Finland's top birding guides. As well as being a freelance naturalist guide, he also works as a bird survey specialist. His first visit to India was his honeymoon in 2009 and since then he has guided birding groups in Northern or Northeastern India almost annually. Besides being a keen birder, Harri is an extremely creative photographer. His bird photographs, as well as his papers and articles have been published in various journals, magazines and books.

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Vinod Goswami

Vinod was born and raised in Delhi where he developed his interest in birds and animals during his employment in a renowned wildlife travel company. He is a graduate in history from the University of Rajasthan. Vinod has led wildlife safaris for many years throughout the Indian sub-continent and Nepal. He is the member of Bombay Natural History Society as well as member of Oriental Bird Club, UK.

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