From pigeons to parakeets, it's impossible not to notice birds in London. But how many more would you see if you knew where to look? Can you really see a striking black-and-white wader like the Avocet, or a graceful bird of prey like a Marsh Harrier - or a shy reedbed-dwelling Bittern . . . within Greater London? Did you know you can see Peregrine Falcons at Battersea Power Station, or that 100 species have been logged at Hampstead Heath in one year?
Now, this wonderful guide book details the best places all round the capital for watching birds, from woodlands to wetlands, parks to post-industrial backwaters. Illustrated throughout with stunning color photographs, it tells you where to go, at what times of year, and what to look out for. Published in association with the London Wildlife Trust, Birdwatching London reveals the amazing variety of birdlife in the capital, and offers wonderful ideas for a day out among nature.
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.
'For a reasonable price, there is a huge amount of information, and inspiration, in this book. Newcomers to birding or to London will find it particularly helpful in helping develop their interest. . . London birders will find this a very enjoyable and useful book.' --London Naturalist
'A great guide for the amateur birder, an ornithological tour of the capital's woodlands, wetlands, parks and post-industrial backwaters.' --Wild London
'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.' --Surfbirds