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Howard Fearn MSc MCIEEM Director

Howard founded Avian Ecology in 2007 and leads the company’s growth and development. An expert ornithologist and EIA specialist, he has completed numerous EIAs and Habitats Regulations Assessments for large developments. Read more…
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Una Maginn MSc MCIEEM Technical Director

Una has over 25 years’ experience in ecology and EIA management, and delivers mitigation and training for housing, transport and energy infrastructure projects. Read more…
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Andrew Logan BSc( Hons) MSC MCIEEM Principal Ecologist

Andrew is an experienced ecologist specialising in protected species licensing and mitigation involving negotiations with statutory bodies. He also manages EcIA, BREEAM and CfSH assessments. Read more…
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Nicole Robinson MSc ACIEEM Principal Ornithologist

Nicole is a highly experienced ecologist and ornithologist, delivering ecological impact assessment and Habitats Regulations Assessments. She also holds NIEA protected species licences. Read more…
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Stacey Whiteley BSc (Hons) MCIEEM Principal Ecologist

An EcIA and protected species specialist, Stacey undertakes ecological impact assessments with a particular focus on the analysis of complex bird and bat activity data for renewable energy schemes. Read more…
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Colin Bonnington MSc DPhil MCIEEM Senior Ecologist

Colin has over seven years’ experience as a professional ecological consultant and many more as a field worker. Read more…

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Dan Foy BSc (Hons) Senior Ecologist

Dan has over six years’ experience as a professional ecologist and a further ten years’ experience within the wildlife conservation sector. Read more…
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Beth Walker BSc (Hons) MSc Senior Ecologist

Beth has over five years’ experience as a professional ecological consultant. She has written numerous baseline ecological reports including Extended Phase 1 habitat surveys/Preliminary ecological appraisals and protected species survey reports… Read more…
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Zac Hinchcliffe MRes BSc (Hons) Consultant Ecologist

Zac joined our team in 2017 and is our lead field ornithologist. He is also a capable habitat and protected species surveyor. Read more…
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Samantha Turner BSc (Hons) MSc Grad CIEEM Ecologist

With a lifelong enthusiasm for nature and the outdoors, Sam has gained wide ranging voluntary and work experience in conservation and ecological consultancy Read more…
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Andrew Hulme BSc (Hons) Ecologist

Andrew joined our team in early 2017 as a highly competent field ecologist capable of undertaking protected species and habitat surveys and Ecological Clerk of Works supervision on construction sites. Read more…

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Jemma O’Neill Office and Finance Assistant

Jemma joined the team in January 2020. She deals with all things finance and organisation within the company to support the smooth running of Avian Ecology. Read more…
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Rachel Hughes AAT Office and Finance Manager

Rachel is tasked with the smooth running of the office and finances within Avian Ecology. She also leads administration and health and safety implementation for the team. Read more…
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Claudia Garratt PhD, BSc (Hons) Senior Ecologist

Claudia joined Avian Ecology in July 2021 as a Senior Ecologist, with ten years’ experience as a professional ecologist specialising in onshore wind developments. Read more…
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Hannah Davies BSc MSc, GIS and Design Specialist

Hannah is Avian Ecology’s lead GIS specialist whose main role involves compiling and managing complex data sets and assists the team in presenting and preparing the graphics they need.  Read more…
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Lydia Grubb MSc CIEEM Senior Ecologist

Lydia has over 6 years’ experience as a professional ecologist and has carried out ecological assessments for a wide range of projects including; residential, highways, rail, power, flood defence and commercial developments. Read more…
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Kieran Love BSc (Hons) Ecologist

Kieran joined Avian Ecology in 2021 as an Ecologist. He has extensive surveying experience having previously worked in several research, conservation and ecological consultancy roles where he has studied a diverse range of species in the Bornean rainforest, Welsh uplands and Antarctic. Read more…
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Katie Ward MSc

Katie joined the team in early 2021 assisting in protected species and habitat surveys, with a particular interest in botany. Since joining professional ecology in 2019 Katie is expanding her knowledge and experience of the sector with passion and enthusiasm and always looking for any new opportunity to develop new ecology skills!   Read more…