Born and raised in the Netherlands, Peter has been an avid birdwatcher since the age of ten.
He obtained a degree in Environmental Management and has worked in National Park management planning in the Czech Republic, ecological research in the Netherlands and Australia, and natural resource management planning and environmental project management in Australia. He has travelled extensively to over 40 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Pacific in pursuit of his main interest of birdwatching, and his life list of bird species currently totals 3,000. In 1996, Peter moved permanently to Australia and was employed to manage large environmental projects with a focus on floodplains, wetlands and biodiversity. Peter started conducting professional bird guiding trips in 2002 and now spends his time showing visitors the rare and hard-to-find species of southern Australia.