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The Urban Birder

by David Lindo

The Urban Birder
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by David Lindo

The great thing about Urban Birding is that it can be done anywhere and anytime, whether you have a whole day to spare, a lunch break or before work. With it comes a whole host of issues seldom encountered by birdwatchers in rural settings, from encounters with the police, criminals, air rifle toting youths and other undesirables, to finding oases of urban wildlife amid the urban sprawl.

This title comprises a series of short stories and musings on a diverse array of birding topics by 'The Urban Birder' David Lindo. Some will be extended versions of articles already published but most will be entirely original and guaranteed to be entertaining and often controversial.

 

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