Monday, January 19, 2009

BirdingLife Tours

My apologies for not making a blog post since the end of October. I have been very busy concentrating on building my new company - BirdingLife Tours.

Until now my career has focused on business and technology. For most of that time, I’ve had a passion for birding and photography - two hobbies that seem to overlap for so many people.

While hiking through the Monteverde Cloud Forest in 1992, I saw my first Resplendent Quetzal. To say I was amazed is an understatement. The surroundings of the cloud forest mixed with the Quetzal touched me deeply and left me speechless. I knew I experienced something special, but to this day I could never truly portray how that changed me. From that moment on, my hobby of birding became a passion. I began my lifelist and gradually started to become more aware of the world around me.

Always interested in photography, I then started taking pictures of birds. I gradually upgraded my equipment and skills until I was satisfied that I was capturing many of those magical moments in photographs to be enjoyed forever.

BirdingLife Tours wants to not only take you on that magical journey but capture those moments forever. A beautiful hardcover bound book is included with every tour. This photo journal will include all the highlights of your trip, the birds, that special meal, new friends, as well as a list of all the birds seen on the trip.

I started BirdingLife Tours so that I could create magical moments for others and be able to give them lasting memories, as well as contribute to environmental awareness and conservation.

Please have a look at to learn more about this exciting new company!!!


Namib Naturalist said...

I wish you good luck with running your tours! I had a look at the website. I do hope that I manage to come birding in those countries some time in my life.

James Wm Dawson said...

I envy your jumping into this Mike. I'll be there one day and hope it is sooner than later.

Richard Cleaver said...

Congratulations Mike! Great to see you following your passion.

Michael Nelson said...

Thanks for all the encouragement, very much appreciated.