Paul Stancliffe

Paul Stancliffe 

Paul began watching birds seriously from the age of twelve, when he started taking notes.

The early years were spent around Attenborough Nature Reserve in Nottinghamshire, where as a teenager he trained to ring birds, was a volunteer warden, ran a nest box study and sat on the reserve management advisory committee and its bird records panel.

Since Leaving Nottinghamshire in the early eighties, he has been the bird recorder for Christchurch Harbour, sat on the Dorset Bird Club committee and records panel, lived on the southern edge of the New Forest, at the base of Spurn Point, close to the north London reservoirs, the Isles of Scilly and currently resides in west Norfolk, where he is the Media Manager for the British Trust for Ornithology, reading, writing and talking about birds.

You can follow the British Trust for Ornithology on twitter via @_bto and find out more by visiting


Life's a beach

08 September 2017 by Paul Stancliffe

As the days shorten and temperatures fall, our beaches come into their own for birds. Who says Britain’s beaches are just for the summer?

Seeing spots

14 June 2017 by Paul Stancliffe

With the breeding season in full swing, young birds can often be spotted in our gardens and countryside, often accompanied by their parents – though you may not always be able to tell.

Bright and beautiful

13 April 2017 by Paul Stancliffe

When the days finally lengthen and the warmth of the sun can be felt breathing new life into the countryside, our birds suddenly spring into life. Our birdwatching expert, Paul Stancliffe, discusses the wonderful colours of breeding birds this spring.

Bird of a feather 1 by Jill Pakenham

Birds of a feather flock together

25 November 2016 by Paul Stancliffe

Winter is coming. Paul Stancliffe looks at our wild birds and how they spend the cold months in search of food and company.

Time to leave

22 September 2016 by Paul Stancliffe

Paul Stancliffe takes a look at our autumn birds.

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Paul began watching birds seriously from the age of twelve, when he started taking notes.