James Biney, is a retired Wildlife Officer and worked as a professional Tour Guide and certified birder of the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana for over 25 years. He has extensive knowledge in birds across all major bird hotspots and habitat types in Ghana including coastal, savannah and forest birds. He served as head of birdwatchers at Ghana’s largest protected area, Mole National Park for more than 10 years. James has collaborated with number of ornithologists in conducting bird surveys in Ghana and has contributed to several research works on birds in Ghana.
For the past 12 years, he has served as a field assistant to researchers and students from major universities in Ghana and the world. Till retirement, he was the head of Birdwatching Tour Guides in Ghana’s most visited protected area, Kakum National Park. He is a fellow of Association of Birdwatchers in Ghana, Central Region, and an advocate for protection of terrestrial and coastal birds. His 30 years’ work experience in major national parks in Ghana has helped transformed birdwatching activity in most national parks in Ghana including the Kakum National Park.