Birdwatching is the most popular form of natural history on Earth with millions of devotees in all countries. But why? What is it about birds that compels the human imagination. Lifelong birder and multi-award winning author Mark Cocker gives an introductory tour of the entire avian story. He explores how our love for birds has literally changed the world. Richly illustrated with images, the talk will take you on a tour of Planet Bird and is intended to make a birder of us all.

Speaker: Mark Cocker is a multi-award winning author and naturalist, whose 12 books include Crow Country, Our Place and Claxton. Over the last four decades he has also published more than 1000 essays on nature in national and international newspapers especially the Guardian.

Images courtesy of the speaker