Birdwatching London : All the Best Places to See Birds in the Capital

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Birdwatching London : All the Best Places to See Birds in the Capital Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Safe Haven Books Pages: 192 Illustrations and other contents: colour photographs throughout ISBN: 9780993291159 Categories: ,

In mid-2017 Safe Haven published a guide to London’s street trees – a sales and critical success whose first printing will sell out by Christmas. Now it follows up with a second quirky London guide in the same style – on where to watch birds in the capital. Predictably for such a beautifully green city, London is rich in bird life – and not just pigeons, gulls and parakeets.

Its flagship wetland reserves at Barnes, Woodberry Down and Rainham offer everything from bitterns to avocets, marsh harriers to bar-tailed godwits. But the sharp-eyed can spot wonderful birds in more mundane London settings: over 100 species listed in a year on Hampstead Heath alone, from goldcrests to hobbies. Peregrine falcons nest in the Barbican and on Battersea Power Station.

A short walk from East India Dock DLR is a secluded backwater frequented by teal and shoveller ducks. Detailed listings of some 60 birding locations are augmented by fascinating features ranging from the escaped St James’s Park pelican and the ravens at the Tower to the history of the East London cagebird trade and wildfowling on the Thames. Published with the London Wildlife Trust (8,000 members), Birdwatching London both reveals the amazing variety of birdlife in London and offers a wonderful guide to unexpected places for a day or afternoon out among nature.

Weight0.3 kg
'I honestly cannot push this enough - this is a stunning book. Beautiful pictures.' BBC Radio London; 'A great guide for the amateur birder, an ornithological tour of the capital's woodlands, wetlands, parks and post-industrial backwaters.' -Wild London magazine; 'A lovely, almost pocket-sized, guide to the best birding sites in the London area that will encourage more of us to see beyond our city into the woods, wetlands and grasslands where a whole new world of birdwatching awaits us. This book is clearly aimed at the general birdwatcher and those with an interest in natural history and will, I am sure, encourage more Londoners to look beyond the tower blocks and street vendors to see something of the birdlife that shares our great city. The author s infectious enthusiasm for birds and birdwatching comes through every page.'

Author Biography

David Darrell-Lambert runs the Birdbrain UK ornithological consultancy, regularly carrying out bird population surveys for London boroughs and businesses. He lives in the London Borough of Havering.