The Messenger

16 November 2017 // Birds //Film/TV

Ceri Levy assesses The Messenger: a new film which explores our deep-seated connection to birds, and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might just mirror our own The sky is filled…but I know it’s going to change – Bill Evans, avian migration researcher * Su Rynard’s documentary The Messenger sends out a powerful message […]

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A Hebridean Naturalist’s Journal

6 November 2017 // Birds //Books

Sue Brooks gets to know the Scottish naturalist and ornithologist William MacGillivray through his journal, republished this year by Acair Books as A Hebridean Naturalist’s Journal 1817-1818. I am indebted to James Macdonald Lockhart for an introduction to William MacGillivray, his invisible companion in the quest to seek out and come into the presence of […]

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Winter Birds: a gallery

19 October 2017 // Birds //Books

A few illustrations taken from the pages of Lars Jonsson’s Winter Birds, published today by Bloomsbury Natural History (hardback, £30.00, available here).

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Audubon, On the Wings of the World

26 September 2017 // Birds //Books

Audubon, On the Wings of the World by Fabien Grolleau, translated by Etienne Gilfillan and with illustrations by Jérémie Royer (Nobrow Press, hardback, 184 pages. Out now and available here) Review by Ceri Levy Audubon, On the Wings of the World is a remarkable graphic novel by Fabien Grolleau and Jérémie Royer, which tells the […]

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Natural Selection at the Former Newington Library

11 September 2017 // Birds //Events

Situated in the former Cuming Museum – a museum founded by a father and son, which was originally home to a collection of natural history and archaeological curiosities – Natural Selection, by father and son Andy Holden and Peter Holden, will take you on an ornithological journey, from the building of nests to the collecting […]

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