About Me

Hi, my name is Simon,

img_5056I have always been passionate by our natural world, being fascinated by the Collins Bird Guide when I was 2, and after receiving my first pair of binoculars at the age of 6 my interests have shaped my life to date.

I have lived in Kent all my life and have been working and volunteering in and around conservation and wildlife education for over 10 years now.  I am now fortunate to work as an ornithological consultant, an international wildlife holiday guide and tour leader, and as a guest speaker or guest lecturer.

At the age of 28 I is one of the youngest in the business but I have over 10 years of leading and guiding experience across the UK, along with countries such as France, Norway, Svalbard, Finland, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Madeira, Canary Islands, Hungary, Sri Lanka.

In 2012 I set up “Exploring The Wild Ltd”.  Being mostly self-taught, with just a few people to teach and tutor me on bird identification, I have decided to set up Bird Classes across the county to help enthuse people about birds, and to encourage a greater number of people to share birds and birdwatching.  I also teach in the field, where birding is best learnt, running day trips and tours around the South-east throughout the year.

My main passion is bird ecology and behaviour, and my classes and work
shops teach people all about their identification and their behavioural ecology.  In the spring I specialise in teaching birdsong.  If you’d like to join me then please get in touch.

With very best wishes,

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