Expedition Leader & Naturalist
Richard is engaged for most of the year on board private vessels as an expedition leader, naturalist and lecturer. Having been an avid birder from an early age, he is renowned for being an outstanding wildlife guide and possesses uncanny wildlife spotting skills.
After graduating in the UK with a degree in biological sciences, he researched the impact of oil and gas exploration on seabird populations. His studies had him live for several years on small, isolated islands, including Ascension, the Falklands and the Seychelles. During this time, he also worked on various wildlife conservation projects.
As a skilled presenter, he delivers custom-made wildlife lectures to a wide variety of clients and leads field outings worldwide with an emphasis on safety and education. His primary areas of expertise are ornithology and marine biology.
Richard has a vast amount of expedition experience and has traveled to Svalbard, the Canadian Arctic & Northwest Passage, the Russian Arctic, the Antarctic Peninsula & Ross Sea, the Falklands, South Georgia, the Atlantic islands from the Azores to Tristan da Cunha, Alaska, the Amazon, the British Isles, the east and west coasts of South America, and the South Pacific and Indian Ocean.