|Nick Greatorex-Davies has led our Butterfly tour since 2003. From 1995 to 2006 Nick was co-ordinator of the Butterfly Monitoring Scheme based at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at Monks Wood, Cambridgeshire, where he worked from 1974 to 2009. From a young age his main natural history interest has been British Lepidoptera (including more recently microlepidoptera), and in recent decades European butterflies, supplemented by a strong interest in botany.|
|Peter Carty is currently the nature reserve warden of 2500 hectares at Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge in Shropshire. He has worked as a warden for 26 years, in a variety of different areas including the Sefton Coast in Merseyside, Sandscale Haws in Cumbria, Aride Island in the Seychelles and Egilsay in Orkney. He is a keen birder and an enthusiastic observer of plants, reptiles, amphibians, dragonflies, butterflies and mammals. His friendly and easy manner has made him a popular tutor to first-time birdwatchers.|
|Petar Iankov is one of the best known experts on Bulgarian birds and bird areas, and together with the British-Bulgarian Society, one of the pioneers of birdwatching tourism in Bulgaria. He was a founder member of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds in 1988, he is a nationally and internationally renowned ornithologist and former member of the BirdLife International European Committee and Global Council. Petar was appointed the President of the BSPB in 2008.|
|Assen Ignatov works at the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia. He has worked with B-BS tours for many years. He is a very experienced and knowledgeable guide, as well as being a gifted artist and excellent photographer. His wonderful drawing of the Wallcreeper has appeared on all our tours publicity since 2007!|
|Dimiter Petrakiev has co-led tours for us since 2003. He is an experienced mountaineer, with qualifications as a mountain guide and climbing instructor, as well as cave rescue and first aid.|
Others in our team of specialist leaders include Cathy Meunier, Vladimir Trifonov and Tisho Stefanov.