Paul handles press for BTO, communicating the work of scientists, the management team and survey organisers to the wider world.
Interests & Responsibilities
Paul joined the Trust in 2006 to help promote the work of the BTO to a wider audience. Since 2009 he has worked full time in the press office, initially as the BTO Press Officer and since 2011 as the Media Manager. This role sees him communicating the work of scientists, the management team and BTO survey organisers to gain an overview on the work of the organisation at any given time, and to capture and communicate this as widely, or as focused as is needed. He regularly writes for BTO’s membership magazine, BTO News, and produces BTO's seasonal Migration Blog.
Paul is a lifelong birder who has been involved with several organisations since he first joined the Nottinghamshire (his home county) records panel at the age of fifteen. Since then he has been a member of the Dorset rarities panel, the Isles of Scilly records panel and has been the bird recorder for Christchurch Harbour and for the Isles of Scilly. He is a Council member of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East and the Bird Observatories Council. He has authored two bird identification guides published by BTO and Harper Collins.