Martin has worked for BirdLife South Africa since 2007 and is responsible for managing the Special Projects Programme, the primary focus of which is to build capacity within and assist the conservation efforts of BirdLife partners and bird orientated conservation organisations across southern Africa. He is the regional coordinator (South Africa, Namibia and Angola) for the East Atlantic Flyway Initiative, was the lead editor of The 2015 Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland as well as the State of South Africa’s Birds Report.