A Summer of British Wildlife

A very popular talk that builds on the success of my award-winning book of the same name, as featured on BBC Springwatch. I select a subset of my suggested 100 great days out watching British wildlife, which feature everything from seabird colonies to beach beetles, from snorkelling with sharks to an orchid odyssey.  

The best British wildlife-watching breaks

Britain hums with exciting wildlife experiences. Drawing on my book 52 wildlife weekends: a year of Britain's best wildlife-watching breaks, I escort you the length and breadth of the country to share Britain's best wildlife-watching breaks - from puffins to porpoises, otters to orchids, and frogs to fritillaries.

Lecturer & public speaker

  • An acclaimed public speaker, I fill lecture tents at the British Birdwatching Fair each year. Here's one review: "A natural raconteur, James delights audiences with his passion, humour and knowledge of wildlife and wildlife-watching."
  • I regularly give illustrated talks to bird clubs, wildlife groups etc ("the best talk we've ever had", said one happy club chair; "WOW! That was amazing," said another; "Brilliant, as ever," judged a third; "What can I say? "Absolutely brilliant, photos amazing" commented a fourth). A flavour of my various talk offerings are below, together with a summary in my listing in The Birdwatchers' Yearbook.
  • Contact me if you are interested!

The Butterfly Pavilion

In 2018, I wrote a book 'that turns into a work of art', called The Butterfly Pavilion. As its name suggests, this book is about butterflies, and through the accompanying talk I celebrate tales of remarkable butterflies worldwide - and discuss what these winged wonders mean to us. 

Tango birding

Argentina: from the Andes to the Atlantic forests.

Tales of an expat birder's quest to see 800 species in three wildlife-filled years inhabiting South America's second-biggest country.

Wildlife of the Pantanal, South America's Serengeti

As the author of Bradt Travel Guides' Pantanal wildlife: a visitor's guide to Brazil's great wetland, I treat you to a visual celebration of the New World's most magical wildlife experience: breathtaking congregations of mammals, birds and reptiles... and the best place in the world to see Jaguar!

Antarctic wildlife

Explore the Great White Continent with an Antarctic tour guide and author of Antarctic wildlife: a visitor's guide to the wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula, Drake Passage and Beagle Channel.

Europe's best wildlife weekends

Europe is jam-packed full of exciting wildlife-watching experiences. But which are the very best? And where? And when? This talk draws on my award-winning book 52 European Wildlife Weekends, which snaffled the Adele Evans Award for the Best Travel Guidebook of 2018.


James Lowen 

Japan, the world's best winter birding?

An increasingly popular talk, in which I make a case for why Japan offers the very best of winter birdwatching anywhere. Featuring Red-crowned Cranes, Blakiston's Eagle Owl, Steller's Sea Eagle and much more besides.