Tour Leader: Richard Bashford
Richard was born in Sandy, which played no small part in his early interest in birds. After leaving school, he began working for the RSPB on a variety of contracts until undertaking a degree in Environmental Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 1995 he began working for the British Trust for Ornithology, running the BTO/JNCC/RSPB Breeding Bird Survey, but has worked back at the RSPB in Sandy since 2001 running a variety of projects such as the world's biggest wildlife survey - Big Garden BIrdwatch! Richard has travelled widely throughout Europe, Africa and North America and has taken part in ornithological projects in Kenya, Botswana, Jordan and Albania. He has been leading tours since 1989 and since 1997 has led Naturetrek holidays to India, Morocco, Jordan, USA, Canada, Bulgaria, Iceland, Norway, Lesvos and Spain. He spends much of his free time searching for birds, butterflies and moths throughout the United Kingdom.