Welcome to ONshore Birding!
My name is Josh Vandermeulen and I am a freelance biologist and birding guide based in southern Ontario. I provide fully customizable private birding and bird photography tours.
With a broad knowledge of local birds, wildlife and ecology, I am able to provide clients with a diversity of experiences. Whether you are a "hardcore" birder aiming to target a particular species, a relatively new birder hoping to gain some ID tips and local knowledge, or someone looking for a well-rounded nature experience, I will be able to cater to your needs.
Ontario has a impressive wealth of natural areas and the species that call them home, and I am excited to share these places with you!
I am available for private tours across Ontario. These can be based on a set itinerary, or can be completely customized, depending on what species you wish to search for, avian or otherwise. Please reach out and let me know what you were thinking, and we can come up with a plan.
I work as a Tour Leader for Quest Nature Tours, a subsidary of Worldwide Quest. I have upcoming tours scheduled for Jamaica, Argentina, Colombia, and other places. Come travel abroad with me!
Hi everyone! My name is Josh Vandermeulen, and I am a freelance guide and biologist based in southern Ontario. I have a passion for the natural world and for exploring it with like-minded individuals. Over the years my main interests have shifted, from reptiles and amphibians in my teenage years, to birds as a university student, and to moths, tiger beetles, mammals, and everything in between in recent years. I have been guiding internationally for Quest Nature Tours since 2014 and in 2020 I created ONshore Birding so that I could share with others the beauty of Ontario's wild spaces and the species that call this province home.