Nick started birdwatching as a child in Dorset and has since travelled widely but his roots are in Dorset and particularly Poole Harbour. He ran a YOC group (now known as the RSPB Young Explorers) for 10 years with Jackie including taking a group of teenagers to Portugal on a Conservation Holiday for the RSPB. He has until recently been one of the regular leaders on the RSPB Birdboats around Poole Harbour. Nick helps with the news updates on the Dorset Bird Club website.
Jackie began birdwatching in her mid-twenties and ran a YOC group in Middlesex. After moving to Dorset in 1986 and meeting Nick, together they started up a YOC group in Poole until 1997. Jackie is an ex-Chairman of the Dorset Bird Club which followed on from being the Editor of the Dorset Bird Report for a number of years.
Together they have a wide interest in natural history but their main passion is birdwatching and passing on their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to others. They have led many guided walks for the Poole & District RSPB Group and for the Dorset Bird Club. Also organising and leading mini-breaks to birding hot spots around Britain and Normandy, France. Their hobby has led to birding in Europe, North America, India and South Africa.
Two Owls Birding was born after running Birdwatching adult education courses for Ringwood School and Poole Adult Education. When funding was withdrawn Jackie was asked if she would continue privately this was over ten years ago and Two Owls Birding has continued to grow.