Sarah Burgess, Ecotourism Specialist
Sarah’s projects have included:
- 9 years Managing Director for multi-award winning ecotourism operation, Northern Territory Australia
- Developing sustainable Orangutan tourism communities in Indonesia – AusAid International Development Program/Orangutan Information Centre
- Tour guide and interpretive ranger training in Asia and Northern Territory, Australia
- Ecotourism planning and development in World Heritage sites
- Visitor experience program management and marketing
- Event management, marketing and committees
- Award, Grant and Article submission writing
- Environmental and cultural interpretation projects
- Community waste management programs in Indonesia
- Double Diploma in Tourism and Travel & Tourism and Events/Charles Darwin University 2019
- Certificate 4 Tourism Guiding, Ecotraining Australia/Charles Darwin University 2010
- Bachelor of Ecotourism (Biological Sciences) Flinders University, SA 2006
- Australasian Ornithological Committee 2019 – Member of the organising committee
Sarah is a professional in the fields of Ecotourism Planning & Development, Interpretation, Guiding and Environmental Education. Sarah has worked in World Heritage national parks in Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo), North Sumatra (Indonesia) and the Northern Territory (Australia) for the past 16 years.
Birdwatching adds another element to Sarah’s passion for wildlife, sustainable travel and exploring remote and indigenous communities. Luke and Sarah have birded around the world from – Sri Lanka, Borneo, India to Dubai, Scotland to New Zealand and across Australia, helping to shape your responsible tourism experiences.
When seeing a new bird for the first time, Sarah really enjoys stopping in the moment and looking around her to see where birdwatching has taken them this time.
Sarah joins large and international tours when possible, but most of the time is busy working behind the scenes to curate your unforgettable tour experiences.