I’ve been birding around North Wales since I was a kid and still do so today, thankfully now with the odd longer distance trip thrown in. I’m particularly fond of bird rich habitats and migration spectacles. I’m a member of the Welsh Rarities Panel and compile a monthly roundup of rarities for the Welsh Ornithological Society website. I have also recently published a historic account of “Scarce and Rare Birds in North Wales”. For me nothing beats discovering a rare bird especially when shared with friends but I also immerse myself in ringing with various local projects underway, mainly nest monitoring of Pied Flycatcher, Dipper, Stonechat and Black Guillemot.
I’m trained in landscape design and planning and work for a local authority in planning policy where I focus on subject areas that interest me including biodiversity, landscape and coastal protection and renewable energy. I’m a keen cyclist and hope one day to return to CotF with a rival cycling green team. In 2015 I cycled from North Wales to the UK Birdfair raising funds for Birdlife and in 2018 I plan to cycle from the UK Birdfair to Brescia for CABS.