Alex Rhodes 

We welcome Alex as a new recruit to Heatherlea in 2020, a red-hot birder with sharp eyes and ears! Alex has a BSc in Zoology from the University of Bristol, and was a licenced ringer for five years. He has worked on Fair Isle as a volunteer, and also at Falsterbo fågelstation in Sweden.

Alex is passionate about the accessibility of birding, becoming involved in promoting birdwatching to the younger generation and challenging the likes of the BTO and British Birds to do more to accommodate the next generation of naturalists. This conversation has, in part, led to the availability of grants and financial assistance for youngsters to stay at accredited Bird Observatories, purchase ringing equipment and to make birding more attractive to younger people.

When not birding himself, Alex is a qualified Mountain Leader and Climbing Instructor leading groups in the mountains and moorlands of Scotland, Snowdonia and Northern England. Some of his most memorable days outdoors involve close encounters with courting Ring Ouzel in remote corries or being tracked by Golden Eagle while climbing on the North Face of Ben Nevis.


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The Mountview Hotel, Nethybridge,
PH25 3EB Scotland

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