Urban birding, Soho-style

Our Soho Square bird list is nothing to boast about. Just 25 species in 11 years! But then we are in central London, without a blade of grass for miles …

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The nitter-natter of tiny feet

The turbulent tale of some unexpected and unwelcome guests …

Neat Parakeets

Paris, Jimi Hendrix, parakeets and me …

Seeking skulkers

Small, drab, dull-brown birds that like to skulk deep in the undergrowth are of disproportionate interest to large swathes of the birding community …

A sticky situation

One of my favourite Sri Lankan endemics, the scarce and rather beautiful Red-faced Malkoha …

A birder in government

Not many people know this, but the newly appointed Deputy Chief Whip in the coalition government is a birder.

A case of mistaken identity

Spring is a busy time for birders.

The tale of the elusive robin

This week, a guest blog from ace wildlife photographer Ramesh Anantharaman, introducing the amazing and beautiful region of Sikkim, and an encounter with a very special bird indeed …

Flower focus

I must admit I’ve never really been interested (at all) in flowers, but I was inspired to look down at the ground for once …

Sailing the Seven Seas (for seabirds)

Bloomsbury author, fearless adventurer and probably my favourite ornithologist …