About your tutor, guide and surveyor

Steve is a general naturalist and one of the most experienced birders in the region. He will be the principal guide on the tours and participants will benefit from his knowledge, enthusiasm and experience. He is author of the recently published ‘Birds of Suffolk’, co-author of ‘The Butterflies of Suffolk’ and a Principal Recorder during recent ‘Dragonfly Atlas’ fieldwork. He is a founder member of Landguard Bird Observatory (1982) and Waveney Bird Club (2006) and has been at the forefront of the development of both organisations. He specialises in bird migration and holds a BTO bird-ringing ‘Trainer’ permit. He has worked as an associated tutor for the Field Studies Council and British Trust for Ornithology and for Suffolk Wildlife Trust as their ornithological advisor. He has been asked to undertake many voluntary hours for the RSPB and other conservation and natural history organisations. Steve has provided the initiative and energy for the management of very successful conservation projects such as the Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project.


Kathy will take your booking and ensure that your workshop is the one most suited to you and the tours are tailored to your needs. She will help you find the best local accommodation and organise transport links to and from railway or bus stations if required.

Other guides

Suffolk Birding has secured the services of Suffolk’s top birders. If Steve is unavailable or you have a preference for one of our other guides, then you may choose your guide from our select list. The guides’ profiles and other details will be given at the time of booking.

Birds of Suffolk