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Work in the Highlands, Summer 2017

Published: October 20, 2017 Written by: Stuart Thomas Leave a comment Miscellaneous

The summer of 2017 was certainly a memorable one in terms of the diversity of work we were involved with but arguably the undoubted highlight was spending a number of wildlife filled weeks in the highlands of Scotland surrounded by stunning coastlines with white sands, turquoise coloured waters, rugged mountains and fabulous wildlife and getting […]

Bay of Biscay Seabird and Sea Mammal Watching Trip, 2009

Published: March 22, 2017 Written by: Stuart Thomas Leave a comment Miscellaneous

The Bay of Biscay is widely regarded as one of the stormiest seas on Earth but it is also home to a fantastic array of marine life that are able to take advantage of the massive upwelling of nutrients along the continental shelf edge. It just so happens that the passenger ferry route from Portsmouth to […]

Birds & Blues! A Bird & Mammal Watching Trip to Sri Lanka, 2010

Published: March 22, 2017 Written by: Stuart Thomas Leave a comment Miscellaneous

Stuart, Micky, Tim Sykes and Owain Gabb visited the wonderful country of Sri Lanka November to December 2010 and had a fantastic three weeks there. Click the link to read the comprehensive trip report about our adventures there that culminated in fabulous trips out to see the Indian Blue Whales that pass by the Southern […]

Birdwatching Trip Report, Estonia 2015

Published: March 22, 2017 Written by: Stuart Thomas Leave a comment Miscellaneous

Myself and Owain Gabb, Director at BSG Ecology enjoyed a great trip to Estonia in May 2015. click on the link below for an account of the trip. A country well worth visiting for its wealth of birds, mammals and array of ales! Above photo of a Common Rosefinch by Stuart Thomas.   https://www.cloudbirders.com/tripreport/repository/THOMAS_Estonia_05_2015.pdf

New Seabird Records for the Maldives

Published: March 21, 2017 Written by: Stuart Thomas Leave a comment Miscellaneous

A co-authored paper on the discovery of three new species of Seabird for the Maldives, two of which directly involved Stuart & Micky. Click on the link below to read the paper. New Seabird Records for the Maldives

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    “Stuart is a very experienced and highly technically proficient field ornithologist. He has particular expertise in onshore and offshore bird survey work, but is also a very experienced field ecologist with knowledge of many species groups. Stuart’s other strengths include his ability to strike up easy friendships with landowners and other fieldworkers, his reliability and the presentation of his work, which is excellent. I have Stuart on numerous jobs over the past 10 years, and he has always delivered an excellent service.”

    “Micky is a highly skilled field ornithologist and general ecologist, and also has a well-developed interest in upland plant communities. He stands out from many other freelancers due to his analytical approach to survey work and his attention to detail. As a result, where changes or tweaks to survey are needed to ensure a better end result for the client, he can be relied upon to identify them. Micky is also very conscientious, works well as one of a team of surveyors or as a survey co-ordinator, and is very straightforward to deal with.”

    - Owain Gabb, Director, BSG Ecology.