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Howard Fearn MSc (Hons) MCIEEM Director

Howard founded Avian Ecology in 2007 and leads the company’s growth and development. As an expert ornithologist and EIA specialist, he has completed numerous EIAs and habitats regulation assessments for large developments. 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 (Hons) ACIEEM Principal Ornithologist

Nicole is an experienced ecologist and ornithologist, delivering ecological impact assessment and habitats regulation assessments. She also holds NIEA protected species licences. Read more…
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Stacey Whiteley BSc (Hons) MCIEEM Principal Ecologist

Stacey is an EcIA and protected species specialist. She 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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Dan Foy BSc (Hons) MCIEEM Principal Ecologist

Dan is an experienced professional ecologist and has experience within the wildlife conservation sector. Dan has significant aquatic ecology experience and specialises in reptiles, amphibians and herpetofauna. Read more…
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Beth Walker BSc (Hons) MSc Principal Ecologist

Beth is an experienced 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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Claudia Garratt PhD BSc (Hons) Senior Ecologist

Claudia specialises in onshore wind developments. She has overseen, prepared and contributed to numerous impact assessments for large scale wind farm and infrastructure projects including life extensions and repowers. Read more…
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Colin Bonnington MSc DPhil (Hons) MCIEEM Senior Ecologist

Colin is a professional ecological consultant and ornithologist with experience within the wildlife conservation sector. He has contributed to a number of environmental statements and has written numerous baseline ecological reports.  Read more…

Amy Stanley BSc (Hons) PGDip ACIEEM Senior Ecologist

Amy is experienced in providing mitigation packages for protected species and conducting biodiversity net gain assessments. Amy holds a level 2 Natural England licence for bats and a level 1 licence for great crested newts.. Read more…
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Lydia Grubb MSc (Hons) CIEEM Senior Ecologist

Lydia is an experienced professional ecologist and has carried out surveys and  ecological assessments for a wide range of projects including residential, highways, rail, power, flood defence and commercial developments. Read more…

Joe Stevens BSc (Hons) Senior Ecologist

Joe has worked on multiple nationally significant infrastructure projects in the transportation sector.  He is a competent field surveyor with a particular interest in mammals, especially badger, otter and water vole. Read more…
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Samantha Turner BSc MSc (Hons) Grad CIEEM Ecologist

Sam has completed a wide range of field surveys including regular extended phase 1 surveys, arable weed surveys and upland NVC botanical work. As well as taking a botany lead with Avian, she regularly completes protected species surveys and has expertise in bats, badgers and great crested newts. Read more…
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Katie Ward MSc (Hons) Ecologist

Katie assists in protected species and habitat surveys and holds a particular interest in botany. She carries out both office and field based ecology, working on a range of protected species surveys. In addition to this, she supports on all things relating to GIS. Read more…
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Kieran Love BSc (Hons) Ecologist

Kieran carries out a variety of protected species and habitat surveys while maintaining a keen interest in mammals. He has extensive experience in surveying, research, conservation, biological recording and ecological monitoring.  Read more…
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Andrew Hulme BSc (Hons) Ecologist

Andrew is a highly competent field ecologist capable of undertaking protected species and habitat surveys. He is a capable Ecological Clerk of Works and additionally carries out data analysis and ecological appraisals. Read more…

Charlotte Wood BSc MSc (Hons) ACIEEM Ecologist

Charlotte conducts protected species surveys such as great crested newt, bats, water vole, otter and badger. She holds a Level 1 Bat Licence as well as a Great Crested Newt Licence. She regularly carries out presence and absence surveys.
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Liam Quarton BSc MSc (Hons) QCIEEM Graduate Ecologist

Liam is is proficient in technical competencies such as taxonomic identification, surveying and monitoring as well as species and habitat management with experience working with protected species .  Read more…
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Zac Hinchcliffe MRes BSc (Hons) Ornithologist

Zac is a highly competent lifelong ornithologist. He is a strong field ecologist with an eye for detail and a professional approach. He is also a capable habitat and protected species surveyor. Read more…
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Paul Baker Field Ornithologist

Paul is a highly competent Ornithologist. His role focuses primarily around bird based surveys but he is also competent in leading and supporting in a broad range of other ecological disciplines. Read more…
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Hannah Davies BSc MSc (Hons) 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 any and all graphics they need.  Read more…

Natasha Nash MArts (Hons) Operations and Services Manager

Natasha assists in ensuring that internal processes are effective. She aids in the continual improvement of effectiveness and quality of system processes while looking to develop further business opportunities. 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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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…