Wildlife surveys


My skills as a a herpetologist, birdwatcher and naturalist:surveyKevin

  • Ornithologist since childhood.
  • Considerable experience of bird surveys.
  • Herpetologist since 1989 carrying out numerous amphibian and reptile surveys.
  • Practical experience of appropriate and sucessful mitigation for birds, reptiles and amphibians.
  • Held a Great Crested Newt licence for all English Counties for many years.
  • Experience as licence holder for Great Crest Newt mitigation work.
  • NaturalEngland licence for Sand Lizard surveys.
  • Experience of habitat management/enhancement for reptiles and amphibians.
  • Work on the successful translocation of reptiles and amphibians.
  • Familiar with writing up surveys and reports.
  • Familiar with reptiles and amphibians in the UK, Europe and other parts of the World. 
  • Experience of Water Vole surveys.
  • Presence/absence surveys for bats.
  • Experience of environmental ’watching briefs’.
  • Checking for Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed and alien ’aquatics’.
  • Member (and committee member) of SARG (Surrey Amphibian & Reptile Group).
  • Assistance with film crews working on reptiles and amphibians including ’Wildlife SOS’ on Animal Planet with Wildlife Aid.
  • Familiar with marine and rainforest environments, with experience as a ’ship’s naturalist’ and as a ’resident naturalist’ in the Amazon.
  • B.Sc. (hons) in Biological Sciences (specialising in Ecology) from UEA, Norwich in 1982, and a M.sc. in Oceangraphy (specialising in Marine Biology) from the University of Southampton in 1983.
  • Chartered biologist (CBiol) & member of the Society of Biology (MSB).
  • Member (MCIEEM) of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS).  

Read about my experience in the following areas: Herpetology, Reptiles, Amphibians, Birds and Other Work Experience.

For my experience as a naturalist, also check out my wildlife talks and my experience as a wildlife guide.