Joe grew up in northern South Africa and since a very young age showed a great passion for the natural environment around him, and has been leading bird and wildlife tours for over 20 years now. He is an exceptional birder and his team has set the record of over 300 bird species recorded in one day around his home town in South Africa. He is based in the Limpopo Province, were he has been instrumental in establishing birding routes, bird clubs and birding sites. Joe is qualified in conservation and wildlife management and has a Masters in ornithology. Joe has been involved in a vast array of wildlife related activities ranging from field research in the Kruger National Park, game capture and translocation, field guide training, management of large private game reserves and environmental management for local government.