Bob Szaro

Bob Szaro

Bob Szaro grew up fascinated by nature and started bird-watching while in grade school. He has an enthusiastic passion for different cultures, architecture, art, natural history, and photography.  His extensive travels and studies have taken him to more than 100 countries.  From the warmth of African plains to the frigid Arctic he has had the opportunity to enjoy and study an incredible variety of animals and plants and their interaction with the human cultures dependent upon them.  His research has included , biodiversity conservation, bird community dynamics, climate change, forest stresses on mountain ecosystems, ecological approaches to natural resource management, desert and riparian plant ecosystems, and fish, wildlife, and forest resources throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Bob retired in 2008 as Chief Scientist for Biology for the US Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia. Bob received a Dual Bachelors Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Texas A&M University (1970), a Masters Degree in Zoology from the University of Florida (1972), and a Doctoral Degree in Ecology from Northern Arizona University (1976). He also completed the Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard University (1993). Bob currently serves as a consultant to the Smithsonian Institution on biodiversity, climate change, and tiger conservation. 


Terrific person, very knowledgeable. It was a privilege to have him. 

Previous Journeys Traveler


Machu Picchu & the Galápagos

15 days | Starting at: $8,093
Sep 20, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014
Apr 25, 2015 - May 9, 2015
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Legendary Peru

11 days | Starting at: $4,749
Oct 8, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014
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Splendors of Australia and New Zealand

22 days | Starting at: $9,257
Nov 22, 2014 - Dec 13, 2014
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Costa Rica's Natural Treasures

12 days | Starting at: $3,681
Feb 9, 2015 - Feb 20, 2015
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African Safari

14 days | Starting at: $7,954
May 31, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015
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