Steve Rooke comes originally from the West Midlands and worked for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds as a reserve warden for 13 years before leaving to become a Sunbird staff leader. That was in 1990 and in 2001 he took over from David Fisher as the Managing Director, a move that meant he started spending less time in the field and more in the office. However, he still leads tours to his favourite destinations, Central Asia, South Africa and Ethiopia each year, as well as leading other tours from time to time.
- Central Asia: Birding the Silk Road (May 2017)
- South Africa: Kalahari to the Cape (September 2017)
- Ethiopia: The Roof of Africa (October 2017)
- Namibia (February 2018)
Updated: February 2007