Anyone can become an Urban Birder. You can do it anywhere and any time, whether you've got the day to spare, on your way to work, during your lunch break or just looking out of a window. Look up and you will see. The book is an inspirational look at the birdlife in our cities, or more accurately, the author's personal journey of discovery involving encounters with racism, air rifle-toting youths, girls, alcohol, music, finding urban wildlife oases and of course, birds. His story is entertaining and sometimes controversial, but the one guarantee is that the reader will be left feeling inspired enough to pick up a pair of binoculars and head to the nearest park. The Urban Birder will be launched at The British Birdwatching Fair in August 2011. The self-styled 'Urban Birder', David Lindo is a one-man ornithological phenomenon who has a regular slot on BBC1's The One Show and a column in every issue of BBC Wildlife, Bird Watching and the RSPB's Birds magazines, the latter of which has a readership of more than 1 million people, not to mention a flourishing website and blog.
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|Size:||128 x 198||ISBN:||9781847739506|
|Images:||30 black-and-white photographs||Format:||Hardback|
The Urban Birder author David Lindo was speaker at a WWT event on the 20th June at City Hall, London.
He had an excellent warm-up act in the shape of Boris Johnson!
You can also read David Lindo's blog and see his photos at http://urbanitybirder.blogspot.com/
David Lindo with his book The Urban Birder
David Lindo giving his talk
The author standing next to fellow speaker Boris Johnson
"I have now reviewed hundreds of birding books.... What is extremely rare is for me to give up my Sunday afternoon (usually my day for indulgent movie watching or slobbing in front of the telly) and read a book, cover to cover, in one sitting. But today this is exactly what Iâ€™ve done! "
This review was posted: 16/08/2011 17:01:08 by Fatbirder, Aug 2011
"His story is entertaining and sometimes controversial, but the one guarantee is that the reader will be left feeling inspired enough to pick up a pair of binoculars and head to the nearest park."
This review was posted: 19/09/2011 11:54:31 by The Urban Birder
"Perfectly captures his infectious and irrepressible zeal."
This review was posted: 05/10/2011 13:36:31 by BBC Wildlife Magazine
"David Lindo is the ultimate Urban Birder. This is a life affirming tale with a simple message; wherever you live, regardless of circumstances, a lifetime's fulfilment through enjoyment of the natural world is right on your doorstep."
This review was posted: 01/11/2011 13:13:43 by Wildlife Matters, Autumn Issue