Gerard Gorman

Gerard Gorman Gerard is a very experienced birding and wildlife guide having led over 600 tours. He began in the late 1980s, soon after finishing a scholarship in Budapest, with pioneering trips around Hungary, Romania and the then Czechoslovakia. Since 2005 he has organised and guided many tours for Heatherlea in Central and Eastern Europe, including Austria, Belarus, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Gerard has unrivalled experience in the region and is the author of The Birds of Hungary, Birding in Eastern Europe and Central & Eastern European Wildlife.

Gerard is also very well-travelled globally, and regularly leads for us in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and South America. Gerard’s favourite bird family is the woodpeckers. Indeed, he is regarded as an authority on these popular birds and has written numerous papers and the books Woodpeckers of the World: The Complete Guide, Woodpeckers of Europe, The Black Woodpecker and most recently Woodpeckers for the RSPB’s Spotlight series. He also has a keen interest in animal tracking: his book Tracks & Signs, which deals with European wildlife came out in 2014. When not leading tours, writing books or studying woodpeckers, Gerard likes to record bird songs and sounds. Originally from Merseyside Gerard is based in Budapest.

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  • Uganda


    • 25 Jan - 08 Feb 2020

    £6795 pp, £795 single supplement. Deposit £1200

    A wonderful East African safari, combining top birding with big game, Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees.

  • NEW! Ghana

    NEW! Ghana

    • 07 Feb - 20 Feb 2020

    £3795 pp, £310 single supplement. Deposit £800

    Excellent birding in a part of West Africa which boasts a big birdlist!

  • NEW! Czech Republic - South Moravia

    £1195 pp, £95 single supplement. Deposit £300

    A special Wallcreeper and Woodpecker short break!

  • Austria


    • 10 Jun - 16 Jun 2020

    £1895 pp, £160 single supplement. Deposit £300

    Brilliant summer birding with an optional Vienna extension

  • Hungary in Autumn

    Hungary in Autumn

    • 01 Oct - 08 Oct 2020

    £1895 pp, £140 single supplement. Deposit £300

    Spectacular Crane migration and the best of Autumn birding

  • NEW! Vietnam

    NEW! Vietnam

    • 23 Nov - 12 Dec 2020

    £4495 pp, £450 single supplement. Deposit £800

    A comprehensive first time tour covering endemics, near-endemics and other speciality birds of southern and central regions

  • NEW! Northern Peru

    NEW! Northern Peru

    • 06 Nov - 18 Nov 2021

    £4795 pp, £375 single supplement. Deposit £1000

    Fabulous birding from the Peruvian Pacific to the Andes, with optional Machu Picchu extension

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The Mountview Hotel, Nethybridge,
PH25 3EB Scotland

T: 01479 821248