Nigel's interest in wildlife and nature was first kindled among the fells surrounding his family home at Sedbergh in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

He later went on to become secretary of Sedbergh School Ornithological society noted for over one hundred years of bird studies in the area. After going on to study Zoology at University College Cardiff he changed direction to set up and manage his own construction company. He finally escaped from this in 2003 to follow his passion for natural history and birds.


Nigel has a particular interest in seabird ecology, islands, high lattitudes and wildlife photography. His journey has taken him to some of the most remote areas on the planet from Arctic Siberia to the isolated South Sandwich Islands. He is always keen to share his knowledge and experiences gained on his travels.

Nigel has a particular fascination for the Svalbard archipelago and his in depth knowledge of the West Coast of Scotland and outlying islands is only equalled by a few. He has recently undertaken several expeditions to the Russian Arctic and has developed a wide network of contacts within the country.