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Birding is fast becoming one of the most popular hobbies throughout world, and more and more are using this as a basis for a career. I am one that very fortunately, falls prey to this! The primary pull to this is rather simple actually, birding is not limited to a certain nation, nor to a certain grouping of people – birds are spread throughout the world, in every city, in every nation! You can find birds wherever you are, and they are different right throughout the world!

I’m Dylan Vasapolli, a proudly South African birder, living my dream. Having been a birder for the bulk of my life (I’ll blame my parents for that), I formally came into the ‘birding world’ after school, and began working for Birding Ecotours. Now I run the South African office of Birding Ecotours, and get to travel around the world, not only showing people birds but living through their eyes – seeing them light up when we finally set our eyes on that ‘target bird’, witness some incredible behavior or find one of the many absolutely stunning birds the world holds. This is what gets me out of bed in the mornings!

While this website is a constant work in progress, I sincerely hope you’ll enjoy your time on it, browsing through some of the images I’ve been able to take on my travels. Please bear with me as I gradually add to and update it.

“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”  ― Mark Twain

Gurney’s Sugarbird is an attractive southern African endemic, and is one of two species in the sugarbird family. Together with the rockjumpers, sugarbirds are a uniquely southern African endemic family and order.

They are one of the many exciting species South African birding offers!