Findlay is an outstanding young conservationist. He is passionate about the British Trust for Ornithology and is a keen trainee ringer, nest recorder, BirdTracker, Garden BirdWatcher, and surveyor for WebBS. He regularly writes about his work on his blog which helps him to communicate his passion to a wide audience. He has been very successful in raising awareness of conservation issues, and using BTO scientific data as evidence, to high-level politicians, conservationists and policy makers.
Findlay has been instrumental in raising awareness of the plight of the Hen Harrier in England, and created ‘Harry the Hen Harrier’, a huge model Hen Harrier which has been used to great effect. The model was at Beacon Fell in Lancashire for the summer and is now being used in engagement with schoolchildren.
Findlay is inspirational to adults and children alike and is a brilliant motivational speaker. Since the age of six he has been recognised for his passion for birds and wildlife and this looks set to continue. Findlay is very well regarded for his passion for ornithology, as can be seen through his success in winning this award and being named runner up for the Young Animal Enthusiast Award at the Animal Hero Awards 2014.