SOTEAG welcomes its new seabird monitor, Will Miles. Will Miles will be shadowing SOTEAG’s current seabird monitor Martin Heubeck for 1 year. Following this crucial hand over Will Miles will become the sole seabird monitor and Martin will retire after 40 years of service.
Will has a strong interest in seabird science and for the last 10 years has worked on seabirds in Shetland, the Outer Hebrides, Ascension Island and the Falklands. Will has a PhD in seabird ecology, for which his study site was St Kilda. Latterly, Will led the seabird monitoring programme on Fair isle, followed by a research post at Aberdeen University specialising in seabird and migration ecology. Will is extremely happy to be joining SOTEAG as Seabird Monitor and is looking forward to the beginning of the 2017 seabird breeding season and working alongside Martin Heubeck and Mick Mellor.
To read the most recent seabird monitoring report please follow this link