Although keen on all wildlife, Adrian’s main passion is birds where he started looking at seabirds on pelagic trips from an early age of 15. Having grown up in South Australia near the costal Victorian border, Seabirds were at his door step before he moved to study migratory birds in the sunny Kimberley town of Broome. Adrian’s time when not onboard Expedition vessels is often spent studying birds in Asia and the pacific. Through detailed field observations he tracks individual birds from their wintering grounds in Australia north to their breeding areas in the Arctic and back, working on behalf of the Global Flyway Network. During these overseas expeditions, Adrian also organizes workshops on shorebird identification, banding and monitoring techniques whilst promoting wetland conservation throughout the East-Asian Pacific region.
Adrian also studies cetaceans and reptiles and he is rarely separated from his camera and binoculars. Adrian has been employed to conduct wildlife surveys for consultants and conservation groups throughout Australia. He also regularly guides on expedition vessels, often in areas of the remote coastal Kimberly and Sub Antarctic Islands. Adrian has also completed a three month stint as a seabird and wildlife observer during a shipboard journey to Antarctica for the Australian Antarctic Division.