Wildlife

James Lowen 

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.

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.

Gaucho 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.

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 am also in demand at travel events such as Destinations, Wildlife Expo etc, and at wildlife gatherings including at the Natural History Museum. 
  • I regularly give illustrated talks to bird clubs, wildlife groups etc ("the best talk we've ever had", said one happy club chair). A flavour of my various talk offerings are below, together with a summary in my listing in The Birdwatchers' Yearbook 2017.
  • Contact me if you are interested!