Mark Warren

Mark joined our full-time guiding team early in 2016, and is a dedicated and very experienced birder and Tour Leader, with extensive wildlife knowledge and boundless enthusiasm. In his role with Heatherlea, Mark is busy guiding across the Scottish Highlands and Islands as well as overseas, and many Heatherlea clients regularly enjoy his tours in Scotland and around the world. 

An enthusiast from an early age, Mark's conservation roles included working for the RSPB in Cornwall, for two years at Fair Isle Bird Observatory, and for five years at North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory, serving him particularly well for his present role!

Always keen to take on an identification challenge, Mark’s widespread knowledge and background led to his appointment to the Scottish Bird Rarities Committee in 2017 and he also serves on the Orcadian Rarities Committee. He holds an impressive track record of British rarity finding, both privately and while leading for Heatherlea, including a Walrus on Orkney, though the UK’s first spring Black-faced Bunting (seventh overall), exclusively seen by our ‘Shetland in Spring’ 2018 tour, will take some beating!

Mark is a fully qualified bird ringer, holding a BTO license for almost two decades contributing to research projects in both Kenya and Cyprus in the past. Well-travelled overseas but with fondness for Scandinavia, several extraordinary encounters with Northern Hawk Owl will often see Mark refer to this hunter as “the best bird ever”!

Living locally in Strathspey, Mark and his wife Fleur (who is Operations Manager for Heatherlea), recently became parents, and Mark says his binoculars 'now go over the shoulder instead of around the neck, so as not to bang baby Sullivan on the head'!

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