Toby is a very experienced Scottish birder, always very popular with our groups and his fellow guides, with a great sense of humour and endless enthusiasm.
Toby joined Heatherlea as a guide in 2013, though he has been birding in Scotland and overseas for over 30 years. He has been Warden on two Scottish reserves, was local WeBS coordinator, has been involved in Hen Harrier and Black Grouse survey work and heavily involved in ringing and satellite tracking of the Loch of the Lowes Ospreys.
Through hillwalking, mountaineering and climbing, Toby has gained a great appreciation and love of the Scottish landscape and is a Munro completist (climbing all Scottish mountains over 3000ft). He is also a keen cyclist, having cycled many of the Alps passes plus Lands End to John O’Goats to raise money to fund Osprey satellite trackers. Toby also enjoys skiing, photography, moth trapping and more recently botany - spurred on by his wife!
In addition to birding in Scotland, Toby has birded in many overseas countries including Goa, Cyprus, Seychelles, Spain, Costa Rica, South Africa and migration hotspots across Europe.