Bio

Faraaz Abdool is a wildlife photographer, author, speaker, birding guide, and environmental advocate from Trinidad & Tobago. His photographs and writings have been widely published both digitally and in print. His first book, Casual Birding in Trinidad & Tobago was released in 2020 and received widespread praise. Faraaz also provides birding tourism consultancy services for eco-lodges wishing to attract a birding clientele.

 

He has delivered talks to various birding clubs and Audubon chapters across the US on topics ranging from the birding experience in T&T to the philosophy of Casual Birding. He has appeared on radio shows and podcasts in various countries; interviews with him have been published in Audubon Magazine and all major national newspapers in Trinidad & Tobago. Faraaz also voluntarily works for Learn-the-Birds, a South African company dedicated to spreading accessible knowledge of birds throughout the world. Via this platform, he has conducted paid bird photography masterclasses, facilitated free educational webinars, and hosted a monthly livestream entitled Bird is the Word featuring guests from many different countries, with a special emphasis on the global south.

 

His roundabout journey began with a deep love for nature as a child followed by several years of intense mathematics and science. After working for a few years as an electrical engineer, Faraaz abandoned that profession to put all his efforts into the conservation and protection of the natural world. Today, he remains as captivated by nature as he was decades ago; he seeks to impart that love to any and every person possible in a bid to save the world.

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Interviews & Appearances

Positive Vibez with Dr. Chan

May 2017

Wild Tobago

Wildlife as Faraaz sees it

February 2018

Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds Radio Show & Podcast #808

November 2020

Trinidad Express Newspaper

The Wonderful World of Birding

January 2021

I Saw a Bird with Audubon: Ep 16

January 2021

I Saw a Bird with Audubon: Ep 19

April 2021

The Casual Birder Podcast

#98 A Focus on Birders: A Conversation with Faraaz Abdool

May 2021

The Casual Birder Podcast

Bird Chat with Christa Rolls and Faraaz Abdool

July 2021