Oscar Campbell started watching birds from a bicycle at a young age on the shores of Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland. Since then he has visited seven continents in pursuit of them and his favourite places include Donegal, Oman, the Himalayas and just about anywhere involving a boat and, preferably, ice floes.
Campbell has been living in the UAE since September 2006. In 2013, he was awarded the Sheikh Muhamed bin Mubarak prize by Emirates Natural History Group for work on bird conservation in the UAE.
Campbell is chairman of the Emirates Bird Records Committee and regularly gives talks and publishes research and observations on birds in the UAE.
When not watching birds, he divides his time between other aspects of natural history, reading, listening to loud music, visiting the gym and, sometimes, teaching Chemistry in a school in Abu Dhabi.