From a young age I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I needed to be a biologist!

I pursued this passion with a Zoology degree at Exeter University. I got to live in Cornwall for three years and discovered that I was very interested in birds. They are so beautiful and interesting. And they all do unique things.

I moved home to Manchester and did a masters degree in Avian Conservation. My research project took me to Kenya which was one of the best two months of my life.

I realised that research was the route I wanted to take for my bird related career and so a PhD was the next step.

My PhD is through a University in Poznan, Poland, and I lived there for a year in 2016-2017. I am researching the individual recognition and social eavesdropping in a duetting tropical bird species. My research takes place in Cameroon, studying the beautiful Yellow-breasted boubou (Laniarius atroflavus).

Since starting this blog I have visited many new places and made many new friends and I really enjoy writing down all these adventure and being able to share them with family and friends. I am never in the UK so this is a way of telling everyone I am enjoying this crazy life! This space is  my virtual diary of all my bird travels and I sometimes throw in some general nature based chat here and there.

I hope you enjoy!