About

Birding Mont-Saint-Michel

Presentation :

I will be your guide. I was born in Avranches, and brought up in the Vallée de la Sélune, one of the main tributaries of the bay. I have been a keen visitor of its shores since adolescence. I also visit many sites in Normandy and Brittany. After I qualified as biologist and naturalist, I was employed as technician and project leader for 16 years by the GONm.

I then decided to become a freelance professional guide in 2018, with a specialisation in the avifauna of the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel. Thanks to my experience of over 20 years as an ornithologist, warden, and group leader, I am now ready to embark on a new profession : organiser of themed stays for individuals, groups and members of environmental associations.

On a more abstract level, I also practise ornithology as a form of art, where its visual, auditory and behavioural riches help me create freely and happily. My passion for birds regularly leads me abroad, more particularly to Mongolia where I study the migration of Siberian birds. Wild birds are part of my life : I am fascinated by their freedom, their migratory journeys, their calls and cries. I want to share this enthusiasm with the public and help them learn about birds and the environment in general. I am involved in several environmental associations.

Sébastien Provost

References

  • Graduate of a BTSA Management and Protection of Nature and a BTA Wildlife Management.
  • Authorized Bird ringer of the Museum of Natural History (CRBPO) since 2000.
  • Ornithologist and nature guide for 16 years at Groupe Ornithologique Normand.
  • Member of the French Rarities Committee (CHN), in charge of the validation of rare and occasional species in France, between 2013 and 2018.
  • Member of the Regional Rarities Committee of Normandy since 2001.
  • Author of scientific and fields journals, national (Alauda, Ornithos) and regional (Cormoran).
  • Independent animator of nature shows (tales, staged) from 2010.
  • Experiences of studying and observing birds abroad: Quebec, Senegal, Morocco, Madagascar, Oman, Jordan, Greece, Spain, Hungary, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway, various stays in Mongolia …
  • Level B1 in English of the BULATS exam, certified by the University of Cambridge.
  • First aid training with the Red Cross (PSC1-IRR)

 

« Being an ornithologist guide means sharing one’s passion and experiences in the heart of the most beautiful natural areas. The success of an animation and a stay are based on this subtle balance between the chosen site, the themes, the work of preparation, transmission and a good group atmosphere ».

Sébastien PROVOST

Founder of Birding Mont-Saint-Michel

The philosophy of Birding MSM.

My aim as a professional and passionate ornithologist is to help you make the most of the natural wonders of the Bay while respecting the wildlife and its habitats. Also, help you discover, from a cultural point of view, the various sites that constitute our heritage. Finally, I would like you to take home unforgettable memories of a nature discovered through sharing and conviviality.

From our code of ethics

  • We shall reduce our ecological footprint to a minimum by using only one minibus.
  • We will watch the wildlife from a distance using binoculars and spotting scopes in order to keep disturbance to a minimum.
  • We will be particularly careful not to disturb the nesting birds ; not to leave any rubbish or litter ; and to respect the local population and their grounds.
  • We will, consequently, limit our groups to a maximum of 8.

« In order to respect and observe the wildlife in the best possible conditions, we prefer the supervision of groups of less than 8 people »

What makes birdwatching with us a unique experience ?

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Your guide is well qualified, experienced, and expert at birdwatching.

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Your guide will select the birdwatching sites best suited to the time of the year you have chosen.

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Birdwatching in our company is original, playful and artistic, while respecting the birds need of privacy.

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You will receive complementary rich information concerning the local culture and traditions.

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You will be transported in a minibus in groups of 8 maximum (please, book ahead!). and offered coffee and drinks, which will enable you to share unique moments in a friendly atmosphere. (remember to book in advance!).

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Your guide has a first aid training with the Croix rouge

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To guide foreign groupes, your guide follow english training course with the groupe FIM (level B1 from BULATS), certified by the University of Cambbridge.

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Birding Mont-Saint-Michel => Passion, expérience et conviviality.

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L’accueil de groupes anglophones.

« The identity of Birding Mont-Saint-Michel is a mix of experience, passion and friendliness»

Animations et séjours ornithologiques en Normandie et en Bretagne.

A la découverte des meilleurs sites ornithologiques régionaux.... notamment en Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel où plus de 250 espèces d'oiseaux sont observées chaque année, un site naturel exceptionnel reconnu en Europe pour ses oiseaux.

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Adresse

1990 route de Sartilly, Saint Michel des loups 50610 JULLOUVILLE

Téléphone

+33 (0)6 23 57 45 88

E-mail

contact@birding-msm.com