Avocet Nature Services
A bit about Geoff: Geoff’s
interest in nature began as
he wandered through the
woods and countryside
near his Canadian home at
Petawawa, learning about
nature first hand. From the
time he went to university
to study wildlife to when he
worked for Parks Canada
and the Ontario Ministry of
the Environment, he has
dedicated his life to
protecting and studying
wild things – be they birds,
mammals, insects or plants.
After his retirement from
the government in 2006,
Geoff headed off on a new
career path, where he put
his life long studies to work
– he became an expedition
and interpretive guide. He
has led numerous trips to
Antarctica, Svalbard, Russia
and Alaska, Cuba, Taiwan,
Colombia, Venezuela and
Borneo. A prolific author,
Geoff wrote a book on
mammals and another on
Antarctica (see Antarctica -
First Journey tab on this
website), is widely
published in nature
magazines and newspapers.

Specializing in both tropical
and polar environs, he has
travelled the world, visiting
over 75 countries on all
seven continents, where he
has shared time with polar
bears, Amazonian snakes
and piranhas, observed the
private lives of lions,
avoided riots in Venezuela,
hiked the Andes, camped
with Pademelons, walked
with penguins and canoed
Ontario’s northern lakes.
Upcoming trips

Sign up for waiting list for our forthcoming trips
Black-throated Mango
Tropical Screech-owl
Crowned Woodnymph
Blue-and-Yellow Macaw
Black-capped Tanager
I went to West Papua in November with
Birding Ecotours to look for Birds of
Paradise. We found 14 species of BoP !

November 16-27, 2017
Click here for
the West Papua
Trip Report
Coming Soon & In the Works
Brehm's Tiger Parrot
Borneo &
Andean Cock-of-the-Rock
Click here for the 2018
Colombia Trip Report

Stay tuned for forthcoming
trips - under construction