The Urban Birder

About David

David Lindo is The Urban Birder – broadcaster, writer, speaker, tour leader and educator. His mission is to engage city folk around the world with the environment through the medium of birds.

He is the author of The Urban Birder, Tales From Concrete Jungles, #Urban Birding, How To Be An Urban Birder and The Extraordinary World of Birds.

In 2020, David was shortlisted for the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Columnist of the Year Award.

He was also on the 2021 judging panel of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year and is a judge on both the Bird Photographer of the Year and The British Wildlife Photography Awards.

He has regular columns in Nature’s Home (RSPB), Bird Watching Magazine (UK) and recently, Bird Watchers Digest (US). Plus, he has written countless articles on urban birds, urban conservation and wildlife in general for many websites, publications and magazines and plus, the forewards 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.

He is:

  • A Fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers.
  • A member of the British Travel Writers Guild.
  • Founder of Britain’s Vote National Bird Campaign in 2015 that resulted in over 226,000 votes and the European Robin being announced as Britain’s official National Bird.
  • He was awarded: the prestigious HH Bloomer Award in 2021 by the Linnean Society of London.
  • He is the subject of a stage play based on his life – City Birder – performed at Wroclaw Contemporary Theatre, Poland.

David can help you with

David Lindo - The Urban Birder

Speaking at your next event

David is an inspirational and motivational speaker available to deliver entertaining talks, after dinner speeches, awards evenings and make appearances at alternative festivals.

See David’s forthcoming events: Where to see David

For enquires please contact: enquiries@theurbanbirderworld.com

Diversity and Inclusion Advisor

In these times when diversity and inclusion within the nature/conservation sector, both passively and professionally, have rightly so become important touch points for discussion and subsequent action. Questions like, why are there so few ethnically diverse people to be seen enjoying nature, have never been so pertinent.

Having grown up in a racially charged environment in London and being involved in the environment from a young age David is perfectly placed to discuss and advise upon the issues that may prevent ethnically diverse people from feeling included when observing nature.

He has advised the UK Government, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, London Wildlife Trust and many other organisations and NGO’s.

Contact: enquiries@theurbanbirderworld.com for more information.

Wellbeing & Team Building

Long known for his inspirational speeches that are always tinged with a fair spattering of humour, David is a sought after motivational speaker. Using birds and wildlife in general to inspire people is becoming the new norm and relating it to urban birds makes it even more powerful.

For more information on how David could lead your wellbeing seminars and team building events please contact us here.

Urban Wildlife Festivals

David has been involved with numerous Bird Fairs and Wildlife Festivals around the world and has built up a very good working knowledge of how to organise such events. He can offer advise on targeting audiences, the tone of the event and attracting sponsors and exhibitors.

In addition, he has extensive contacts across the world with potential speakers and wildlife celebrities.

Open the conversation by contacting: enquiries@theurbanbirderworld.com

David Lindo - The Urban Birder

Urban Nature Reserve Consultant

David works very closely with professionals at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust as well as freelancers advising on the land management and staff training for urban nature reserves across the world. Ongoing projects include Las Bangsais Nature Reserve near Cali, Colombia and Veliko Blato Nature Reserve in Belgrade, Serbia.

This is an area that David is very passionate about so please contact us about your urban nature reserve development. enquiries@theurbanbirderworld.com

Urban Birding Workshops

David can deliver both residential and online courses on urban birding for leaders and general participants. His current projects include working with the Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society on developing urban birding workshops and routes within the city of Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Get in touch for more information: enquiries@theurbanbirderworld.com