Rainer Summers has been involved with birding and wildlife from an early age. He grew up in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and his passion for the outdoors led him to study Zoology and Grassland Science. Thereafter he completed his BSc Honours degree in Ecology and Conservation Biology. After finishing his postgraduate degree, he has worked on a number of bird related projects. He is an avid outdoorsman and his recreational pursuits include birding, fishing, scuba-diving and kayaking. After leading birdwatching safaris throughout Africa, Madagascar and south Asia for our sister company Rockjumper for close to six years, he decided to expand this travel and wildlife horizons in the tropics of south-east Asia and the New World. He now works full time as Operations Manager for ORYX.