James Lowen 

I also offer picture-research services, with titles so far including Paddling BritainBritain's best small hills (see above) and Wild Times by Jini Reddy

Wildlife magazine

In 2016, I have taken over as Senior Editor of Neotropical Birding magazine, the only magazine dedicated to birds and birding in Central & South America. I was previously editor of the magazine in 2006-10.

To read sample articles from Neotropical Birding, click here
To subscribe, simply join the Neotropical Bird Club, a small but perfectly formed charity dedicated to the research, conservation and enjoyment of the birds of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. 


  • For the Neotropical Bird Club, I was a member of the Editorial Committee for the journal Cotinga  from 1998-2002;
  • For BirdLife International, I was Editorial Assistant on World Birdwatch magazine in 1996-97; and
  • I was Founder and Managing Editor of CSB Conservation Publications from 1996-2001. We published the results of tropical conservation projects in Africa, Asia and South America.





Travel books

I edit travel books for Bradt Travel Guides. My edited titles include Paddling Britain by Lizzie Carr, Britain's best small hills by Phoebe Smith (editor-at-large of Wanderlust magazine), Outer Hebridesby Mark Rowe, Croatia: Istria (2nd edition) by Rudolf Abraham and Thammy Evans, and Kidding Around, an anthology of tales of travelling with children. Others are on their way.