Tarvo has been a keen birder from a very young age and is lucky enough to have turned his childhood passion into his work. He has built up a wealth of experience and has now been birding for over 20 years. Tarvo regularly leads birding groups in Estonia, but is also involved with important bird monitoring projects. He is currently a council member of the Estonian Ornithological Society where his main task has been to help plan different bird education programmes, which aim to promote environmental awareness amongst school children in Estonia and try to emphasise the importance of nature to them, together with the significance of conservation. Tarvo is a member of Estonia’s Rarities Committee and also enjoys bird photography.