20th June Meet: The Urban Birder

We are super excited to welcome David Lindo, the Urban Birder to our meeting in June – writer, broadcaster, speaker and bird guider.  David’s whole vibe is about getting urbanites to realise that there is a whole world of wildlife under their noses in the world’s cities.    “The great thing about Urban Birding is that it can be done anywhere and any time, whether you’ve got the day to spare, an hour before work or just a half hour lunch break. In most cities like London, Paris and New York you are never too far away from a green “space” which can often act as natural havens for great urban birds.”

After developing a passion for wildlife and birding from a very young age, David has decided to dedicate his life to extolling the virtues of urban birding to all and sundry. “I never cease to be amazed by the variety of birdlife to found in our urban centres and it’s my mission to tell you about it. When not traversing the world studying urban wildlife I can be found looking for birds in west London at my beloved local patch, Wormwood Scrubs.”

David will start the meeting by taking us out into Borough to do a spot of Urban Birding with us – please try to be on time for the meeting as we will leave shortly after 7.30pm!   After exploring the birdlife around Borough we will come back to the hall for tea and cake and David will talk to us about Urban Birding and answer any questions you have.
Check out David’s website for more information –

At our usual home of Welsh Borough Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 0EX.  Guests very welcome if you would like to come try us out!  7.30-9.30pm, doors open from 7pm.  Guests pay £3. (Photo by Russell F. Spencer)

And here’s what we got up to:

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Thanks to committee member Emma for the fab photos!