Papua New Guinea:
Key Bird Guides
Leio De Souza
With more than fifteen years experience in leading bird tours for leading international tour companies as well as countless private groups and individuals, both birders and photographers, he is widely acknowledged as among the leading bird guides/tour leaders in India today.
Leio guides extensively in Goa and throughout India as the primary tour leader for our fixed departure tours, and has been leading trips to Papua New Guinea as our primary tour leader for over 5 years. His extensive knowledge of the avifauna, long experience of guiding and easy rapport with local guides and service providers combine with an infectious enthusiasm for the natural world, natural leadership qualities, easy-going nature and ever-present sense of humour to ensure rewarding tours and an enjoyable on-tour atmosphere.
Jesse Huth was born and raised in the Texas Hill Country, and began birding at the age of six. He quickly joined up with local birding groups, and started going on birding trips all over the state. He eventually started leading local trips for the Wimberley Birding Society, and captaining a team in the Great Texas Birding Classic almost every year. He regularly conducts bird surveys for landowners who maintain wildlife management plans on their properties around Texas. Now with over 18 years experience birding in Texas he has begun to lead a number of Texas trips for the Partnership for International Birding, and assist with other trips around the country.
Jesse enjoys birding all over the world, including many parts of the United States, India, Costa Rica, Peru, Bahamas, and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine.
He recently graduated from Texas A&M with an M.S. in poultry welfare and behavior, and a B.S. in poultry science. When not birding, Jesse runs a poultry consultation business to help small flock owners correctly raise, house, feed, care for, and understand their chickens.
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