About Josh Engel
Josh grew up birding in the suburbs of Chicago and knew from a young age that birding and travel would factor heavily in his future. After a semester studying abroad in Ecuador as an undergrad, he knew he needed to get back there after graduation. He soon found a job guiding in Ecuador for a large international birding tour company.
He then moved to South Africa where he lived and worked nearly four years as a full time guide, leading trips throughout Southern Africa, Madagascar, Asia, and beyond. He has guided trips on four continents and conducted bird research around the world.
When Josh is not guiding, he works as an ornithologist at The Field Museum in Chicago, where he appears regularly in the local media. He also helps run the Illinois Young Birders.