Joost Bouwmeester is born and raised in and with nature. As a child he joined the local nature organisation in Noordwijk where he learned more about birds, wildlife and plants. Besides his knowledge about birds and photography Joost knows many European species of plants. A walk with Joost is like walking with an encyclopedia. With every step he can point out something interesting.

Joost is a passionate photographer and writer who puts his work into conservation, more about Joost and his work can be found at his website (Dutch)

"Thanks to Joost for an outstanding trip which, although there were less than ideal light conditions, added quite a few new birds along with better looks at some that I had seen on my previous visits" - Kees, visit Nov. 23 2021.