David Lindo

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David Lindo
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Other namesUrban Birder
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
  • Author
  • Birdwatcher
EmployerWildfowl & Wetlands Trust

David Lindo is a British birdwatcher and author. Also known as the Urban Birder, he is a regular contributor to Bird Watching magazine and has written a number of books including The Urban Birder, published in 2011[1] and How to be an Urban Birder, published in 2014. He is a vice-president of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. He is a regular guest presenter on BBC Radio 4's Tweet of the Day, where he has spoken about the osprey[2], european robin and common kestrel and has also made appearances on TV shows such as Countryfile, The One Show and The Alan Titchmarsh Show.[3] He launched a campaign in 2015 to find Britain's national bird, which after more than 224,000 votes being cast, the robin was declared the winner, beating the barn owl and the eurasian blackbird.[4][5]

Early life

He grew up in north-west London.[6]


  • The Urban Birder (2011) ISBN 978-1780095011
  • How to be an Urban Birder (2014) ISBN 978-1847739506
  • Tales from Concrete Jungles: Urban Birding Around the World (2015) ISBN 978-0691179629

In the media



  1. "BBC One Britain's Big Wildlife Revival". BBC One. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  2. "Tweet of the Day- David Lindo on the Osprey". BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  3. Soh, Stephanie. "David Lindo, aka the Urban Birder: 'We need to embrace nature in our cities'". The i. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  4. "Robin tops poll to find UK's 'national bird'". BBC News. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  5. "This article is more than 4 years old Robin wins vote for UK's national bird". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  6. "Twitching with the urban birder". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 June 2020.

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