TV Personality David Lindo “The Urban Birder” Visits Kenya


David Lindo has introduced millions of readers and TV viewers in Britain to the joys of observing birds. This week he is coming to Kenya to sample some of Kenya’s outstanding 1,100 different species of birds. He will be hosted by the Kenya Tourist Board and Nature Kenya – the East Africa Natural History Society.

Among the sites David Lindo will visit are Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site in the Great Rift Valley and Nairobi National Park, Uhuru Gardens National Monument and the Nairobi Arboretum in Nairobi. On the Kinangop Plateau, he will search for Sharpe’s Longclaw, a bird found only in Kenya.

The highlight of David Lindo’s visit to Kenya will be the launch of a new book on 5th November 2012 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Ford Hall, Nairobi National Museum.

The book focuses on bird behaviour, ecology and conservation for young readers and is published by Nature Kenya – the East Africa Natural History Society.

About David Lindo:  

David Lindo is widely known as “The Urban Birder” — a writer, broadcaster, speaker and bird guide. His hobby is watching birds and getting urbanites to realise that there is a whole world of wildlife under their noses in the world's cities.

He developed an interest in wildlife and in particular watching birds at a very tender age. At the age of around 9, he had developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of the birds of Britain, Europe & North Africa. He was taking his fellow primary schoolmates out on guided birding walks in the school woods!

David has crossed a lot of rivers and seen a lot of land since those infant days, and decided to dedicate his life to extolling the virtues of urban birding to all and sundry. David says “I never cease to be amazed by the variety of birdlife found in our urban centres and it's my mission to tell you about it”. When not traversing the world studying urban wildlife he can be found looking for birds in west London at his beloved local patch, Wormwood Scrubs.

From November 2-6, David Lindo will be exploring Nairobi – the world’s top birding city with 600 different species recorded within the city limits – as the guest of the Kenya Tourist Board and Nature Kenya – the East Africa Natural History Society.