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Richard Baines PGdip MCIEEM

Richard Baines PGdip MCIEEM

YCN role: Company Director and Birding/Wildlife Guide
Qualifications: National Diploma Land Use and Recreation, Post Graduate Diploma Environmental Conservation
Profession al Membership: Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
Personal Profile:
Richard’s love of birds and wildlife started at age nine when he watched wide eyed as a charm of European Goldfinch fed on a thistle within a...

Steve Race

Steve Race

YCN role: Company Director and Pro Wildlife Photographer/Wildlife Guide
Awards: 
2013 - “Commended” in the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards”.
2013 - “Commended” in the “Big Picture USA – Natural World Photography Competition”.
2013 - “Commended” in the “British Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards”. 
2015 - “Highly Commended” in the “British Wildlife Photographer of...

Mark Pearson BSc Hons

Mark Pearson BSc Hons

YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide
Qualifications: Higher National Diploma in Ornithology, BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science
Personal Profile:
Mark is an obsessive Yorkshire coast birder and naturalist whose roles include wildlife guide, ecologist, speaker, writer and educator.
He is well known as a passionate, exceptional communicator, whether in the field with...

Margaret Boyd BSc PGCE

Margaret Boyd BSc PGCE

YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide
Qualifications: BSc Agricultural Science and Biology, Post Graduate Certificate in Education
Margaret has been a keen birder from an early age, growing up in the Ribble Valley, in Lancashire. At a younger age Margaret spent most of her time out in the field on her local patch as well as birding across the country and abroad. She spent a summer as an assistant warden at the Calf of Man bird observatory where she trained...

Jono Leadley BSc Hons

Jono Leadley BSc Hons

YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide
Qualifications: BSc Hons Ecology
Jono is a self-confessed nature geek. His passion started at an early age, firstly with birds and then broadening into all forms of wildlife and this interest has taken him all over the world.

Jono obtained his first degree in Ecology at the University of East Anglia in the mid-1990s before heading...

John McLoughlin BSc Hons

John McLoughlin BSc Hons

YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide
Qualifications: BSc Hons Ecology
John, better known as "Johnny Mac", is an experienced bird and wildlife tour leader. Born in Doncaster, he has had a life-long love of nature.  He was inspired early in life whilst witnessing a pair of displaying Great Crested Grebes and watching the RSPB film "The Kites are Flying".  Whilst still at school he volunteered at the local Potteric Carr YWT reserve. 

An early achievement was gaining an honours degree in Ecology at...

Paul Wheatley

Paul Wheatley

Paul is a keen birder with a passion for observing Yorkshire's amazing wildlife. He is a specialist in the rapidly evolving photographic discipline of phonescoping: combining a spotting scope with a common or garden smartphone to photograph or film birds and other wildlife. His footage has featured on BBC Springwatch and in Audubon Science. Paul loves the great British countryside, but has soft spot for urban birding and his local Leeds Peregrine Falcons. Paul writes about phonescoping at phonescoping.org

Alison Goodwin

Alison Goodwin






YCN Partnership with Adventures for the Soul
Qualifications: BSc Environmnetal Management, PGCert Environmental Conservation
First of all - for those who don’t know me - I’m...