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Birds of Greenwich Park

The Birds of Greenwich Park is a unique photographic and narrative description of the bird life in and over Greenwich Park, covering both the present day and the history going back to the mid 19th century. This book contains many wonderful images contributed by notable wildlife photographers but is also full of expert content, drawing on the work of generations of bird observers.

The author, Joe Beale, a local wildlife enthusiast, has worked closely with park management to improve the ecology in the park for many years.  He is a Fellow of the British Naturalists’ Association and was part of the Natural History Museum’s Identification Trainers for the Future scheme in 2016-17 and later the ecologist running their Wildlife Garden. Joe has contributed to and pulled together years of data in this lavishly illustrated 84 page book.

The book is available to purchase here

Birdwatching for Beginners

Birdwatching is the perfect hobby to learn about and enjoy wildlife, and it’s a great way to practice mindfulness. It can be carried out almost anywhere on earth. You can see or hear birds everywhere: on land, at sea, in the air and on water.

Click here to read the latest blog from Tony Duckett, Conservation Officer at the Royal Parks, who offers eight birdwatching tips for beginners.

Download a bird spotting sheet for the Park, brimming with fascinating facts. The parks are full of birdlife, with most parks recording over a 100 species of birds. Remember to observe these birds from afar, and not to feed or attempt to touch them.

Greenwich Park Bird Reports