Rebecca has ten years' experience as a professional ornithologist, with a wide range of experience working for NGOs and as a consultant.
As a Project Officer for the DGERC (Dumfries & Galloway's Local Record Centre), she carried out survey work and managed data from wildlife recorders, as well as organising and running ecological survey training courses and environmental education programmes for schools. Rebecca then moved on to work for the RSPB as Conservation Officer for Dumfries & Galloway, where she carried out survey work on a range of bird species of conservation concern, and frequently worked with developers and environmental consultants, advising on Environmental Impact Assessments and mitigation packages. While at the RSPB, Rebecca also oversaw the Dumfries & Galloway black grouse project and chaired the Nightjar Study Group.
Since becoming a consultant, Rebecca has undertaken a wide range of general and specialist bird surveys for wind farm developments, including flight activity surveys, breeding bird surveys, winter bird surveys, black grouse surveys, nightjar surveys, Schedule 1 raptor surveys, and protected mammal and habitat surveys. She also works as an Ecological Clerk of Works and advises on agri-environment schemes. She is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and the Scottish Association of Independent Farm Conservation Advisers (SAIFCA)