John Gitsham, Australian Birdwatching & Photography Guide
We’re super pleased to have John Gitsham joining the NT Bird Specialists’ Guiding Team from 2023.
With over 40 years of experience as a dedicated conservationist, naturalist, birder, and bird photographer, John Gitsham brings a wealth of knowledge to our team at NT Bird Specialists.
John is a seasoned professional whose experiences include 25 years in the Conservation Industry (Head Park Ranger for the famous Coorong National Park in South Australia, Wildlife sanctuary roles – Earth Sanctuaries, Australian Wildlife Conservancy, National Parks & Wildlife SA, Nature Guide, Wildlife Manager, Fleurieu Swamps Project Officer & Wetlands Manager for the Murraylands in SA).
John first met Sarah through their University studies in Ecotourism at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia & naturally, he hit it off with Luke sharing their birding passions.
John is the past President & Committee Member of Birds SA & has been on BirdLife Australia’s Gluepot Bird Reserve Management Committee (in South Australia’s Riverland) for the past 20 years.
During this time, John has been the Facilitator/Head guide of many birdwatching walks, birdwatching events, lectures & Birdwatching Courses & operated his own Birding/Bird Photography business.
As an accomplished Nature Photographer of Birds & Landscapes, John’s Professional Photography was recently published in two of his black and white landscape photography books.
As we do, John firmly believes in “Conservation through Education” when working with guests & communities, so you can see why we’re excited to welcome John to our team!
Come and meet John on our Darwin and Kakadu tours, or at his presentations at the 12th Australasian Ornithological Conference (AOC) in Brisbane November 2023 and attendance at the Australian Birdlife Photography Conference in Adelaide March 2024.