Dawn Chorus Walks
Hear the dawn chorus and learn birdsong on a guided walk. See upcoming events for all my spring dates.
Bird Identification Walks and Courses
Develop your bird ID skills as a group or club. See upcoming events for my upcoming courses.
Fossil Hunting Forays
Be a fossil detective and learn how to find fossils at Aust, South Gloucestershire, or on the Jurassic coastline in Dorset. Suitable for schools, families and other groups (including adults).
Join me for a walk specifically to see and hear birds, or perhaps learn more about trees, bats, butterflies, dragonflies, fossils, tracks and signs, or general wildlife. See upcoming events for dates.
Commentary on boat trips
Public Speaking: Talks and presentations
interested in what I am talking about, from Peregrines to pedagogy. More >
I write features, articles and blogs about wildlife. I write regular contributions for BBC Wildlife and have also written for British Birds, BBC Countryfile, Birdwatching, Shipshape and Birdwatch. Blogs have included those for Meet The Species and BirdLife Malta as well as web content for the national Bioblitz website. I have also written press releases for the charity MARINElife.
Personal Garden Bird Consultation
Spend a morning or afternoon with me, and find out how to attract more birds and other wildlife to your garden.
TV and radio reporting
I am a contributor, consultant and reporter/presenter for radio and TV including:
BBC Springwatch, BBC Autumnwatch, The One Show, BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Inside Out, and Radio 4's Shared Planet. A showreel, pieces to camera and sound recordings can be found on my Video Gallery page.
Wildlife Detective and Nature Consultant
If you find a feather, skull, or track of an animal, then I can identify it. My various artefacts, such as skulls and wings, are used by TV companies such as the BBC's Autumnwatch Unsprung, Tigress Productions, and Parthenon Entertainment (now Sky Vision), to help illustrate a particular story. I also help advise on different wildlife ideas and concepts.
During the past 12 years I have worked as a local learning and outreach officer for Bristol Zoo, the RSPB, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and the University of Bristol (Bristol Dinosaur Project), working with schools, families, and other audiences.
I provide training on a variety of subjects including: public engagement, developing and delivering school workshops, understanding learning (school-age and upwards), conducting bird surveys, and identifying wildlife.
Most recently, I have been delivering training to university postgraduates and staff including subjects such as engaging with schools, developing school workshops, presentation skills, and using plain language.
I am working as an associate with Lighting Up Learning on the Natural Connections initiative, a three-year project to support schools with 'Learning in the Natural Environment' (LINE). In the Bristol area we have developed the project into the South West Collaboration.
Bird Survey Work
I offer a broad range of wildlife services, from taking people out on dawn chorus walks, to reporting on nature stories on tv and radio.
Find out more below.
Me showing teaching birdsong/showing people birds: This Is Bristol and Mandy Leivers; Me photographing wildlife: Liz Shaw.