Lake Oloiden Comunity Based Organisation Leader
As a field competent ornithologist researcher, Tim has experience in ecological research, from biodiversity conservation, natural resource restoration, avifauna spatial distribution and microsattelite monitoring, conservation genetics, local empowerment, project management and Identifying key biodiversity sites in Kenya. In Bio+ Tim encourages, energizes and develops the Lake Oloiden community-based organization, Friends of Flamingos.
Timothy is a field competent ornithologist researcher, eager to develop his professional career. Tim has experience in ecological research, from biodiversity conservation, natural resource restoration, avifuan spartial distribution and microsattelite monitoring, conservation genetics, local empowerment, project management and Identifying key biodiversity sites in Kenya. He has rendered his participation in teaching high learning Institution and assessing the Impact of Environmental and Social-economic development projects.
Tim’s aim and focus is to develop his professional career, leadership abilities and share his passion for conservation and management of natural resource through education, research and empowerment of community members to support conservation initiative globally.
Tim studied at Wildlife Research and Training Institute (formerly known as KWSTI), where he obtained a diploma in wildlife management.
Timothy went on to study wildlife conservation and management at the University of Nairobi where he obtained a BSc degree with a dissertation in «Effects of land use and habitat fragmentation on bird’s distribution and diversity within University of Nairobi, Kabete Campus field station»
Subsequently, Tim completed his MSc thesis in animal genetics with a thesis entitled: «Effects Of Forest Fragmentation On Composition, Genetic Diversity And Distribution Of Greenbul Birds And Other Avifauna Community Within Cherangani Ecosystem».
Since 2011, Tim collaborates regularly with the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi, in the ornithological section of the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA), providing technical support for the training programme; collecting and analyzing field data, as well as preparing the relevant reports and carrying out sampling in little known areas of Kenya as potential sites of international importance for birds (IBA), among other tasks.
As a guide, Timothy has collaborated with Earthwatch among other organisations, leading multiple ornithological and naturalist expeditions throughout Kenya since 2004.
Tim is probably one of the best birding guides you can find in Kenya and is willing to accompany you to any remote part of his country.