The Seabird’s Cry by Adam Nicolson wins Wainwright Prize

Adam Nicolson has won the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize with his book The Seabird’s Cry.

The announcement and presentation of the award of £5000 was made yesterday afternoon by Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove MP and BBC Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison at the National Trust Theatre at BBC Countryfile Live in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, at the end of a public event celebrating nature writing and the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize shortlist.  Read More The Seabird’s Cry by Adam Nicolson wins Wainwright Prize

Top five places to go birdwatching in London

With its mix of people and culture, our capital is an amazing place, but normally the wildlife gets missed completely. Generally we think we need to be in a rural setting for that. But it’s possible to see snakes, butterflies, deer and an array of different birds in London. Where do you start? David Darrell-Lambert, author of Birdwatching London tell us about five places to visit, all easy to get to on public transport. Read More Top five places to go birdwatching in London

Stanfords Staff Selects 2017’s best books for bird lovers

It’s been a good year for those with ornithological reading tastes. Here are a few of our favourites: Read More Stanfords Staff Selects 2017’s best books for bird lovers

Tweet of the Day with Stephen Moss

Stephen Moss, producer and author, shared a tweet or two from the popular series Tweet of the Day with us this afternoon and lets us in on a few secrets he and the team learned about the songs, calls and habits of some of our favourite birds. Features lots of birdsong, including some greatest hits from the chiffchaff, nightingale, and of course the ever popular cuckoo. Read More Tweet of the Day with Stephen Moss