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Amanda Kropman

Operations Manager

Amanda grew up in Cape Town, spending much time outdoors with parents who took the family on birding and safari adventures in Southern Africa. She gained a further appreciation for natural history taking Zoology and Botany in first year B.Sc. A registered tour guide, she combines her knowledge of birding and ecotourism to organise our tours around Cape Town and further afield.

Callan Cohen

Managerial Support

Callan has had a life-long dedication to birds and founded Birding Africa when he was still a university student. Since then, he has led over 100 tours and expeditions to 23 African countries, both for Birding Africa and British and American bird tour companies.

Robbie Millar

Marketing Assistant

Dalton Gibbs

Cape Town Pelagics guide

Dalton Gibbs has long been a key person in the City of Cape Town’s Nature Conservation and his various responsibilities have included running Rondevlei Nature Reserve, monitoring critically endangered flora, assessing biodiversity of reserves, monitoring bird breeding colonies and chasing down escaped hippos – which regularly graze on his lawn at night at his home on the edge of Rondevlei Nature Reserve! Dalton has been leading Cape Town Pelagics trips for many years. Besides his birding skills, Dalton is a well-rounded naturalist with a deep interest in all aspects of ecology — and history if you get him started!

Vince Ward

Cape Town Pelagics Guide

Vince is a life-long birder, having grown up in Cape Town (but also has lived and birded for a while in California). Vince has a degree in biology, and has worked as a seabird scientist and in nature conservation.

David Swanepoel

Cape Town Pelagics Guide

David grew up in Pretoria and lived in Durban for two years (where he was the chair of Birdlife Port Natal) but now resides in Cape Town. He visited the Kruger National Park numerous times as a child (and many times since), but only really started birding around 25 years ago. As a young geologist, he bought a guide to ID the birds he saw in the field. Birding has since turned into a passion and profession.

Mayur Prag

Cape Town Pelagics Guide

Growing up in Cape Town, Mayur has always had a deep passion for the natural world, especially birds and then later flora. He’s explored and led tours extensively around South Africa, and also as far afield as Uganda for Green-breasted Pitta, Shoebill and African Green Broadbill. In recent years he’s combined his love for photography with botanical photography and exploration and he’s developed a reputation for being able to show people some of South Africa’s localised and special flora.

Vanessa Stephen

Cape Town Pelagics guide

Vanessa has always loved exploring the outdoors and knowing what creature or plant she’s looking at and is never happier than when she’s out in the wilds. She is an ecologist with a great deal of experience across the African continent.

She graduated from the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology’s Conservation Biology MSc programme in 2006, after which she worked largely in savannah ecosystems, but harboured a growing passion for seabirds. Seabirds are not only phenomenal in their tempestuous environment, but they require a certain dedication to see them – which comes with a good dollop of adventure.

After travelling to the Antarctic Peninsula as an ecologist for a wildlife documentary company, this passion grew and established itself firmly in the Southern Ocean. Vanessa has since been lucky enough to sail on the SA Agulhas II three times, atlas-sing seabirds for the Atlas of Seabirds at Sea (AS@S). These trips took her back to Antarctic waters as well as along the South African coastline and she was recently one of a group of guides for Birdlife SA on their extraordinary birding voyage to Marion Island.

Garret Skead

Cape Town Pelagics Guide

Garret is one of Cape Town’s top birders and spends almost all his spare time (when not busy with his medial career) travelling for birds and sharing his birding knowledge with others. He has an incredible knowledge of the birding spots around Cape Town, as is one of the main ebird reviewers for the region. He also travels internationally for birding, including recent trips to Ethiopia and Australia.

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Amanda Kropman

Operations Manager

Callan Cohen

Managerial Support

Robbie Millar

Marketing Assistant

Dalton Gibbs

Cape Town Pelagics guide

Vince Ward

Cape Town Pelagics Guide

David Swanepoel

Cape Town Pelagics Guide

Mayur Prag

Cape Town Pelagics Guide

Vanessa Stephen

Cape Town Pelagics guide

Garret Skead

Cape Town Pelagics Guide

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  • Amanda Kropman

    Operations Manager

    Amanda grew up in Cape Town, spending much time outdoors with parents who took the family on birding and safari adventures in Southern Africa. She gained a further appreciation for natural history taking Zoology and Botany in first year B.Sc. A registered tour guide, she combines her knowledge of birding and ecotourism to organise our tours around Cape Town and further afield.

  • Callan Cohen

    Managerial Support

    Callan has had a life-long dedication to birds and founded Birding Africa when he was still a university student. Since then, he has led over 100 tours and expeditions to 23 African countries, both for Birding Africa and British and American bird tour companies.

  • Robbie Millar

    Marketing Assistant
  • Dalton Gibbs

    Cape Town Pelagics guide

    Dalton Gibbs has long been a key person in the City of Cape Town’s Nature Conservation and his various responsibilities have included running Rondevlei Nature Reserve, monitoring critically endangered flora, assessing biodiversity of reserves, monitoring bird breeding colonies and chasing down escaped hippos – which regularly graze on his lawn at night at his home on the edge of Rondevlei Nature Reserve! Dalton has been leading Cape Town Pelagics trips for many years. Besides his birding skills, Dalton is a well-rounded naturalist with a deep interest in all aspects of ecology — and history if you get him started!

  • Vince Ward

    Cape Town Pelagics Guide

    Vince is a life-long birder, having grown up in Cape Town (but also has lived and birded for a while in California). Vince has a degree in biology, and has worked as a seabird scientist and in nature conservation.

  • David Swanepoel

    Cape Town Pelagics Guide

    David grew up in Pretoria and lived in Durban for two years (where he was the chair of Birdlife Port Natal) but now resides in Cape Town. He visited the Kruger National Park numerous times as a child (and many times since), but only really started birding around 25 years ago. As a young geologist, he bought a guide to ID the birds he saw in the field. Birding has since turned into a passion and profession.

  • Mayur Prag

    Cape Town Pelagics Guide

    Growing up in Cape Town, Mayur has always had a deep passion for the natural world, especially birds and then later flora. He’s explored and led tours extensively around South Africa, and also as far afield as Uganda for Green-breasted Pitta, Shoebill and African Green Broadbill. In recent years he’s combined his love for photography with botanical photography and exploration and he’s developed a reputation for being able to show people some of South Africa’s localised and special flora.

  • Vanessa Stephen

    Cape Town Pelagics guide

    Vanessa has always loved exploring the outdoors and knowing what creature or plant she’s looking at and is never happier than when she’s out in the wilds. She is an ecologist with a great deal of experience across the African continent.

    She graduated from the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology’s Conservation Biology MSc programme in 2006, after which she worked largely in savannah ecosystems, but harboured a growing passion for seabirds. Seabirds are not only phenomenal in their tempestuous environment, but they require a certain dedication to see them – which comes with a good dollop of adventure.

    After travelling to the Antarctic Peninsula as an ecologist for a wildlife documentary company, this passion grew and established itself firmly in the Southern Ocean. Vanessa has since been lucky enough to sail on the SA Agulhas II three times, atlas-sing seabirds for the Atlas of Seabirds at Sea (AS@S). These trips took her back to Antarctic waters as well as along the South African coastline and she was recently one of a group of guides for Birdlife SA on their extraordinary birding voyage to Marion Island.

  • Garret Skead

    Cape Town Pelagics Guide

    Garret is one of Cape Town’s top birders and spends almost all his spare time (when not busy with his medial career) travelling for birds and sharing his birding knowledge with others. He has an incredible knowledge of the birding spots around Cape Town, as is one of the main ebird reviewers for the region. He also travels internationally for birding, including recent trips to Ethiopia and Australia.

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