About South Downs Wildlife

Explore the South Downs National Park and its amazing wildlife with South Downs Wildlife. Our expert guides run engaging walks, workshops and day trips focussing on birds, butterflies, mammals and other wildlife  for all the family. We love nothing more than sharing our knowledge of nature and helping you clap eyes on something new. With high-quality optics to hand and decades of wildlife-watching experience, each outing is a unique experience.

South Downs Wildlife runs a programme of outdoor events throughout the year, tailored for families, novices and keen experts alike. We also explore parts of Sussex beyond the National Park and offer bespoke private tours.

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Meet The Team



David's main expertise is in birds, having worked for BirdGuides and Rare Bird Alert, and as Assistant Warden at Dungeness Bird Observatory.

He regularly writes for Birdwatch Magazine and does Wildlife Trust fieldwork.

David has served the Sussex Ornithological Society as its Recorder, Swift Champion and a member of its rarities committee.


David holds a bird ringing (banding) license. His other favourite wildlife groups are butterflies, dragonflies, moths and mammals.


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Nick is an experienced birder and knowledgeable about a range of other wildlife found across the South Downs and Sussex, after moving down from Surrey over a decade ago.


Handy with a camera, he put his photographic eye to good use as Photographic Editor of the Sussex Bird Report for several years.


Nick keeps the Worthing Birding blog up to date with local sightings.



Wildlife and art are two of Ingrid's biggest passions.


She moved south from Edinburgh and graduated with a degree in illustration from Brighton University in 2015.


Since then, she has worked as a Teaching Assistant and run after-school wildlife clubs with Earth Calling.


A passionate all-round naturalist, Ingrid is particularly fond of fish, insects, wildflowers and mammals (especially lagomorphs!).