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How to See Birds, An Enthusiast’s Guide

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  • Tue Apr 07, 2020 - 19:30
  • David's Bookshop

“I’m not an anorak. You won’t find anyone shouting louder for the England rugby team at Twickenham. You wouldn’t want to face me in a boxing ring. You couldn’t drag me off the dance floor. But I love birdwatching and I REALLY want you to experience all this, too.” – Matthew Stadlen

In his new book How to See Birds TV and radio presenter Matthew Stadlen offers readers a key with which to unlock the door to a magical world. Written off as the preserve of a nerdy few, birdwatching has in fact already captured the imaginations of millions up and down the country. The excitement of watching and photographing new species can and has transformed the lives of many. Turning back gardens into havens for feeding birds has added to the daily lives of even more. But there are larger numbers still for whom birdwatching is as alien as trainspotting and Matt wants to change that through his words and pictures, to help the reader experience the everyday beauty that surrounds us all.

Matthew Stadlen is a TV and radio presenter, currently leading Britain's conversation with his twice weekly LBC show which is the number one rated in London and can boast a national audience of approaching 200,000 listeners. He also interviews famous names on stage at venues around the country and presents a podcast series for How To Academy. In a past life he presented, produced and co- devised the hugely successful Five Minutes With interview strand as well as 29 half hour On The Road With documentaries - both for the BBC, where he was also a programme editor on BBC One's This Week after starting out on Newsnight. He produced the 2010 General Election Event for the BBC and has reported on the BBC TV News at One and Ten as well as for BBC Radio 4 and Radio 2.