About David Lindo — The Urban Birder
I am David Lindo and I am The Urban Birder — writer, broadcaster, speaker and bird guider. My whole vibe is about getting urbanites to realise that there is a whole world of wildlife under their noses in the world's cities.
I was a twitcher in the womb and was born clutching for a pair of binoculars. An interest in wildlife and in particular watching birds was a natural thing for me to get into, despite being surrounded by non-birders and having no mentors in my north London neighbourhood. I didn't meet another birder until I was around 9, by which time I had developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of the birds of Britain, Europe & North Africa. I was taking my fellow primary schoolmates out on guided birding walks in the school woods!
I've crossed a lot of rivers and seen a lot of land since those infant days and I have now decided to dedicate my 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.
Take a look around my site and hopefully it may encourage you to see the city you live in through avian eyes.
David Lindo — The Urban Birder (G. Holland)
Through the years…
The Early Years
Very early birding days
Hudson River, New York, 1977
Ringing Sandwich Terns on Oxford Lake, Co. Armagh, 1998
Urban birding in Bradford, 2009
Lounging in Iceland, 2010