Mark is responsible for the day-to-day licensing of ringers and nest recorders, including to disturb Schedule 1 rare breeding birds.
Interests & Responsibilities
Mark is the first port of call for all licensing queries within the Ringing and Nest Recording Team. This includes the licensing of our 3,000 ringers to operate within the law, but also to licence the disturbance of Schedule 1 rare breeding birds by ringers and nest recorders to allow them to be monitored. He also deals with many aspects of the licensing of cannon-netting, 'special methods', production of guidance materials and advising on the BTO's response to HPAI.
Mark has been ringing for over 35 years and has been a ringing Trainer since 2003. He was ringer in charge at Gibraltar Point Bird Observatory for many years and has more recently set up West Cornwall Ringing Group, focusing on monitoring seabirds, Barn Owl and wintering warblers at sewage works.
QualificationsBSc (Hons) Environmental Science, University of East Anglia
Bird Observatories of Britain and Ireland (Poyser Monographs) - Mike Archer, Mark Grantham, Peter Howlett & Steven Stansfield