You are guaranteed to enjoy your photography or nature trip with STARLING. Our tour guides will make sure of it. How? Thanks to their specific knowledge, their pronounced affinity with a particular destination and their expertise on certain groups or species, etc. But just as important is their passion as a tour guide to have you enjoy unique observations or special photographic highlights. 

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Name:
Bart Heirweg
Strengths: 
Professional nature and landscape photographer, avid hedonist.
Achievements: 
Various (inter)national awards (Asferico, Nature's Best, Roots, Oasis, ...) and recently winner of the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year photo competition.
Photography: 
Nature, macro and landscape photography.
Interests: 
Landscapes, dragonflies, butterflies, birds.
Education: 
IAATO certificate
Name:
Bert Willaert
strengths: 
Excellent knowledge of amphibians and reptiles, experienced macro photographer
interests: 
Nature photography, amphibians and reptiles, ecology and biodiversity
achievements: 
Photos used by international organizations IUCN, Arkive, .. Publications in Journal of Experimental Biology, Plos One, South American Journal of Herpetology, ...
education: 
Master of Biology at Ghent University
photography : 
Amphibians, reptiles, underwater photography and nature in general
Name:
Carole Deschuymere
Strengths: 
Excellent knowledge of The Big 5 of Africa, social skills, ‘bush experience’
Achievements: 
African Geographic, podium place Nature's Best Photography Africa
Photography: 
Wildlife, Africa
Name:
David Van den Schoor
Strengths: 
All-round-ornithologist with observations on six continents, pronounced social skills.
Achievements: 
7000 bird species, many cats like Tiger, Black Asian Leopard, Pallas' Cat, Clouded Leopard, African Golden Cat, Ocelot, Margay, Pampas Cat and Jaguar.
Favourites: 
Antpittas and related. With 57 of the 65 species he is well on his way to see all the species of this group.
Name:
David 'Billy' Herman
strengths: 
Quality all-round knowledge, perseverance and initiator
Achievements: 
Discovered new bird species in Belgium, honourable mention Argus photo contest.
Photography: 
General nature and landscape photography.
Interests: 
Birds, mammals, large insects, plants, amphibians, reptiles.
Education: 
Master/licentiate Biology.
Name:
Frank Resseler
Strengths: 
Wanderlust, social, Burgundian, broad knowledge and ability to convey this in an approachable way
Achievements: 
Presenter ‘Wild van dieren’, winner Swarovski’s DOY category film
Photography: 
Macro, film and timelapsing
Education: 
Master/licentiate Biology
Favourites: 
Harpy, poison dart frogs, army ants, Bushmaster, Zigzag heron, Moorfrog and Potoos
Name:
Pieter-Jan D’Hondt
Strengths: 
Strong all-round knowledge, a passion for photography and mammals.
Achievements: 
Publications at the BBC, final places at Argus Photo Contest
Photography: 
Preference for mammals and birds in breathtaking scenery
Favorites: 
Scandinavian species and landscapes, with the cherry on the cake being Svalbard in winter.
Education: 
Biology with specialisation in Ecology and Diversity
Name:
Jan Kelchtermans
Strengths: 
Mammal specialist to the core, perseverance, patience of a saint, sixth sense for mammals and birds
Interests: 
Birds, mammals and general natural and cultural experiences.
Favourites: 
Mammals! Big cats, big predators and imaginative birds.
Name:
Johannes Jansen
Strengths: 
Quality all round knowledge, serene approach
Achievements: 
Founder Batumi Raptor Count
Interests: 
Birds, mammals, butterflies, moths, dragonflies, grasshoppers and plants.
Education: 
Master Biology
Name:
Yves Adams
Strengths: 
Cheerful approach, professional guidance, sophisticated preparation and planning
Achievements: 
Honourable mention in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2012)
Photography: 
Mainly birds and mammals, landscape photography.
Education: 
Landscape Architecture and Photography
Interests: 
Birds, plants and vegetation, large mammals and bats, Arctic nature, amphibians and reptiles, grasshoppers
Name:
Karl Van Ginderdeuren
Strengths: 
Experienced nature photographer and guide, multilingual, profound ecological knowledge!
Photography: 
Nature photography, both high-speed, telephoto, wide angle and macro.
Education: 
Dr. in Marine Biology
Achievements: 
Two-time winner Argus Photo Contest, large marine image database, freelance work for three television programs about animals. Guided nature and photography tours in Europe, Asia and both polar regions.
Name:
Joris Elst
Strengths: 
Extensive knowledge of birds and other species, flawless organisation and very reliable
Achievements: 
Experience on 6 continents with more than 4500 bird species spotted.
Favourites: 
Bird diversity in South America (in particular hummingbirds) and owl violence in Scandinavia.
Name:
Wouter Faveyts
Strengths: 
Extensive knowledge of many birds and birds of prey, sensitive handling of difficult themes.
Interests: 
Birds of prey and monitoring bird populations.
Education: 
Lawyer, specialised in environmental law.
Name:
Jeffrey Van Daele
Strengths: 
Full time nature photographer, experienced teacher, passionate, motivating and inspiring
Photography: 
Nature photography from macro to telephoto to wide angle
Interests: 
Wildlife and macro
Name:
Joachim Bertrands
strengths: 
Perseverance, critical attitude, qualitative allround knowledge, initiator
achievements: 
Participated in a lot of projects and lived for 3 months in Israel where he counted migratory birds. He also found the 16th Bateleur for the Western Palearctic area.
education: 
Master Forest & Nature Conservation (Wageningen, NL)
favorites: 
rarities in The Western Palearctic