Gus Keys
Associate Ornithologist

Gus has over 18 years’ experience as a professional ornithologist. He spent over 12 years managing nature reserves for the RSPB on the Isle of Islay and in Dumfries & Galloway. During this time he was responsible for the management and monitoring of a range of priority bird species and habitats, including red kites, and implementing an ambitious woodland creation project in Dumfries & Galloway.  

Gus is currently successfully fullfilling the Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) role at Galawhistle Wind Farm in South Lanarkshire, with duties including completing pre-construction surveys of both ornithological and ecological interests, ensuring the implementation of the species protection plan, environmental monitoring plan and other construction related method statements. He previously provided ECoW services at Blacklaw Wind Farm extension in West Lothian and has worked closely with and advised ECoW teams on a variety of wind farm developments.

Gus has also undertaken bird surveys (including for Schedule 1 species) for numerous wind farm developments, and has an excellent working knowledge of relevant legislation and species specific ecology.

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