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.

And here I am, in Poznan, Poland. Studying a PhD on the individual recognition and social eavesdropping in a duetting tropical bird species. My research will be taking place in Cameroon, studying the beautiful Yellow-breasted boubou (Laniards atroflavus).

And because of all my adventure-ing, I wanted to write a blog. This space is going to be my virtual diary of all my bird travels and I will throw in some general nature based chat here and there.

I hope you enjoy!