I worked as freelance ornithologist for 17 years on a wide range of bird and wildlife related projects around the world. Most of this work involved guiding groups of birders and wildlife enthusiasts to destinations as diverse as the Russian Far East, Antarctica, South America and Pacific Ocean. I have spent the equivalent of over five years working on expedition ships and have seen almost 90% of the world’s seabirds and a total of well over 5,500 bird species.

In 2021 my company, Birds and Wildlife Limited, acquired WildWings and Limosa Holidays, two of the UK's leading bird and wildlife tour companies.
In addition to running WildWings and Limosa, I regularly give lectures to groups in the UK and overseas and also occasionally work on consultancy projects offering advice to governments and agencies on growing a location as a birding destination.