Ornithology Services

As a highly experienced birder I also offer my skills as a freelance ornitholigical consultant, or as a sub-contractor for ecological consultancies. I have particular expertise in the following:

  • Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS)

  • Breeding Bird Survey (BBS)

  • Vantage Point survey for onshore wind turbines

  • Seabirds and marine mammals

  • Migrating raptors and other soaring birds


Based in Somerset I am perfectly located for the Severn Estuary and South coast, but I am also willing to travel, incuding overseas.


With my broad knowledge of birds and their habitats, and birders, I am also available as a consultant to the press and media.


Contact me at joe@avalonwildlife.co.uk or 07740862710

scotia rib

Boat based seabird and marine mammal tansect- North Sea

Sandwich Tern tracking from RIB-  

offshore wind farm, North Sea


Raptor migration monitoring to reduce air strike risk-

Middle East


Little Tern nest montioring- Republic of Ireland