The Urban Birder Paperback – 5 Sep 2013
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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 I've done! --Fatbirder, August 2011
Inspirational and informative. --Margaret Atwood on Twitter
Perfectly captures his infectious and irrepressible zeal.
--BBC Wildlife Magazine, October 2011
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.
--Wildlife Matters, Autumn Issue
About the Author
Self-styled 'The Urban Birder', David Lindo is a one-man ornithological phenomenon. He is a regular on TV and radio, has a flourishing website and blog, and writes for a host of magazines including BBC Wildlife, Bird Watching and the RSPB's Birds, the last of which has a readership in excess of 1 million people. He is the new cool face of birding.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have lived in London all my life and remember being interested in birds/nature when I was little. Sadly, it was a pastime that for one reason fell by the wayside.
A few years ago I remember watching David Lindo enthusing about the joys of finding birds/wildlife in the middle of the urban landscape and how in any city you could always find something of interest. This coincided with out first child and David Lindo's enthusiasm for people to get out and explore their urban environment struck a chord. With an inquisitive toddler we decided to do just that.
His book is a brilliant read. It recalls how as a young child he acquired his interest in nature but especially birds, something that has become a lifelong passion. It also touches on how he overcame racism and simple minded prejudice in such a positive way.
It is filled with accounts of David's trips to different urban locations and even the countryside. Many of these account's will leave you with a smile on your face. I especially liked his reminiscing about his first trip to Scotland and a bright yellow jacket he wore. It is the story of one persons hobby with the message that you can go and do the same thing, so long as you look up and listen.
In this age of instant communication and hectic lifestyles there really is something in what David writes about. On your way to the train/tube station what birds/wildlife can you see? When at your local park feeding the the ducks with the children, what else is around? What wildlife can you find in your own back garden?Read more ›
life experiences added a special touch of humour while his passion for birding comes through.
The fact that it was urban based also added to the enjoyment, especially for those like myself, who don't get out into the countryside as much as they'd like to.
I am unsure who gave all the 5 star reviews but i find it slightly odd that every person, bar 1, that gave 5 stars had never reviewed any other book and all 5 star reviews were given within the space of a couple weeks! It's a decent book but not, in my opinion, 5 stars!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
well written , a great introduction to birding and a good way to encourage townies (me ) into the hobby .Published 20 months ago by JanetJohnstone
While I had not heard of the Urban Birder before linking with him on a social site, the title stuck easily so as soon as I saw this book I picked it up to buy. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Clare O'Beara
A great read by a really interesting guy, you don't need to live on a bird reserve to see great wildlife just open you eyes and mind to the potential around all of us.Published on 30 Oct. 2013 by Mr Antony Hilton
A simply fascinating tale of an ordinary birder finding the most unexpected birds in the most unlikely urban places. Read morePublished on 26 April 2013 by Olly Frampton
Maybe my mistake but I thought I had ordered a book about watching birds in urban places.
It is an autobiography about David Lindo, someone I had never heard of and so I didnt... Read more
I have a small interest in birds and I am far from being a twitcher but I was intrigued by the title of this book as well as the fact the David Lindo is far from the stereotype of... Read morePublished on 26 May 2012 by Smokey Joe
I have been a fan of David Lindo for a while - enjoying his TV appearances (BBC1's 'The One Show', mostly) and his column in the RSPB's 'Birds' magazine. Read morePublished on 5 Mar. 2012 by N. Young