PAUL VERON BIOGRAPHY
I am 54, and was born in Guernsey, Channel Islands. I am married to Catherine (who is also a bird watcher and bird ringer) and have three children (Ursi, Sophie and Merlin). Sophie (age 21) is a trainee bird ringer, helping out with several of the projects detailed below, while Merlin (18) also helps out with the seabird monitoring work. So – our bird work is really a family affair!
Since the age of 11 I have been very keen on bird watching. At age 14 I began to train to ring birds on my home island of Guernsey. In 1976 I was given a restricted Bird Ringing Permit (full permit the following year).
Since then I have ringed more than 62,000 birds. Originally I concentrating on three principal projects:-
1. The Study of one small marsh on the north coast of Guernsey (the Vale Marais) – where I live:
2. Seabird Studies (including in particular European Shags, Northern Gannets and gulls) and
3. The Movements and Mortality of Common Moorhens.
This web site provides links to publications and summaries of all my ornithjological project areas, together with various summaries of the ringing information.
15th August 2013