David Lindo


British birder extraordinaire David Lindo will present "The Adventures of the Urban Birder" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road.

Wander with Lindo via PowerPoint as he demonstrates how wildlife abounds, even in the most concrete of jungles.

A writer, broadcaster, speaker and birding guider, Lindo's initial interest in birds predates his birth. He swears he was a "twitcher" (British slang for birder) in the womb and was born "clutching for a pair of binoculars."

By the time he met his first birder around the age of 9, he had developed an encyclopedic knowledge of the birds of Britain, Europe and North Africa and was leading his fellow primary schoolmates on guided birding walks in the school woods.

Previously head of membership at the British Trust for Ornithology, Lindo is the author of many articles on urban birds and writes for many websites, publications and magazines.

He also is the author of "The Urban Birder," published in August 2011. His next book, "Look Up," a guide to watching birds in urban areas, will be out in the spring of 2014.

His presentation is co-sponsored by the Tucson Audubon Society and the Rincon Group of the Grand Canyon Chapter of The Sierra Club.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the library at 594-5275.

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