2023 Keynote Speaker: David Lindo
David Lindo is The Urban Birder - broadcaster, writer, speaker, educator and bird tour leader. His mission is to engage city folk around the world with the environment through the medium of birds. He has written countless articles on urban birds, urban conservation and wildlife in general for many websites, publications and magazines and has written the Forwards to several books. He is a regular television and radio presenter and has been featured on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 in the UK as well as other TV and radio channels around the world including CBS in the United States.
David was recently named as the 7th most influential person in wildlife by BBC Wildlife Magazine and in 2020 was shortlisted for the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Columnist of the Year Award. He sat as a judge for the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 and Bird Photographer of the Year 2021. He is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers and a member of the British Travel Writers Guild. He is the Founder of the Tower 42 Bird Study Group and Britain’s Vote National Bird Campaign in 2015 that resulted in over 226,000 votes. He was awarded the prestigious HH Bloomer Award in 2021 by the Linnean Society of London and has a play based on his life as The Urban Birder currently being staged by Wroclaw Contemporary Theatre, Poland.
David is the author of The Urban Birder (Bloomsbury) 2011, Tales From Concrete Jungles (Bloomsbury) 2015, #Urban Birding (Kosmos) 2018, How To Be An Urban Birder (Princeton/WildGuides) 2018, and The Extraordinary World of Birds (DK) 2022. http://theurbanbirder.com
How to Be an Urban Birder
Urban birding is fast becoming ornithology's new rock 'n' roll. Birds and birding have never been cooler- and urban birding is at the cutting edge! How to Be an Urban Birder is the world's first guide to the art of urban birding--which is so easy and great fun. Here, Lindo tells you everything you need to know about birds and birding in towns and cities; includes a brief history of urban birding in the UK; covers the best places to look for birds in towns and cities; helps you get to know your urban birds; gives useful tips on how to attract birds to your garden, and explains what gear you need and how to go about being an urban birder. It also features hundreds of cool images and illustrations of birds in urban settings.