The Birds They Sang

Stanislaw Lubienski The Birds They Sang “Birds have inspired people since the dawn of time. They are the notes behind Mozart’s genius, the colours behind Audubon’s art and ballet’s swansong. “In The Birds They Sang, Stanislaw Lubienski sheds light on Continue reading The Birds They Sang

Arctic Dreams

Barry Lopez Arctic Dreams “Lopez’s journey across our frozen planet is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ice, freezing oceans and dazzling skyscapes. Home to millions of diverse animals and people. The stage Continue reading Arctic Dreams

Dream Island

R.M. Lockley Dream Island “In 1927, Ronald Lockley took a 21 year lease on the small island of Skokholm, just off the Pembrokeshire coast in South Wales. A keen ornithologist, he began studies of the bird life on the island, Continue reading Dream Island

The Urban Birder

David Lindo The Urban Birder “Anyone can become an Urban Birder. You can do it anywhere and any time, whether you’ve got the day to spare, on your way to work, during your lunch break or just looking out of Continue reading The Urban Birder

The Feather Thief

Kirk Wallace Johnson The Feather Thief “Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist-deep in a river in New Mexico when his fly-fishing guide first told him about the heist. But what would possess a person to steal dead birds? And had Rist Continue reading The Feather Thief

Mozart’s Starling

Lyanda Lynn Haupt Mozart’s Starling “On May 27th, 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart met a flirtatious little starling who sang (an improved version of!) the theme from his Piano Concerto Number 17 in G to him. Knowing a kindred spirit when Continue reading Mozart’s Starling


Charlie Gilmour Featherhood “This is a story of two men who could talk to birds – but were completely incapable of talking to each other. A father who fled from his family in the dead of night, and the jackdaw Continue reading Featherhood