THE ADVENTURES OF THE URBAN BIRDER will be presented by British birder extraordinaire David Lindo. Wander with David by PowerPoint as he demonstrates how wildlife abounds even in the most concrete of jungles.
Now writer, broadcaster, speaker, and bird guider, David’s interest in birds predates his birth. He swears he was a “twitcher” (British slang for birder) in the womb and was born clutching for a pair of binoculars. By the time he met his first birder around the age of 9, he had developed an encyclopedic knowledge of the birds of Britain, Europe, and North Africa and was leading his fellow primary schoolmates on guided birding walks in the school woods.
Previously Head of Membership at the British Trust for Ornithology, Lindo is the author of many articles on urban birds and writes for many websites, publications, and magazines, including the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ membership magazine “Birds,” Britain’s bestselling birding publication “Bird Watching Magazine,” and the award-winning “BBC Wildlife Magazine."
David Lindo is currently a patron of Alderney Wildlife Trust, Birding For All, and the Spitalfields City Farm. He is a fellow member of the International League of Conservation Writers, the Founder of the Tower 42 Bird Study Group, and is on the committee of The Friends of Wormwood Scrubs. He is the author of “The Urban Birder” published in August 2011. His next book “Look Up” -- a guide to watching birds in urban areas -- will be out in the spring of 2014.
David’s presentation is co-sponsored by the Tucson Audubon Society and the Rincon (Tucson) Group of Sierra Club.
This program is free, and registration is not required. For further information, call the library at[masked]-5275.