Colin Bushell

A birder since his teens, Colin lives in Easington in East Yorkshire, where he works as both a professional bird tour guide and freelance ornithologist for ecology consultancies.

His first forays into overseas birding were to Majorca, Austria, Greece and Morocco - before the draw of the tropics became irresistible! After exploring Africa and the Far East, Colin immersed himself in Central and South America and its vast avifauna, becoming a frequent visitor there (particularly to Peru and Brazil), and amassing a wealth of experience leading bird tours to the 'Bird Continent' over more than 20 years.

With a keen interest in migration and bird identification issues, he has also led tours throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including Thailand and Taiwan. Colin lives with his wife and two chocolate Labradors near Spurn, where he spends his spare time searching for migrant birds and rare vagrants from the East!