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.  

Japan, the world's best winter birding?

An increasingly popular talk that makes a compelling case for why Japan offers the very best of winter birdwatching anywhere in the world. The avian stars of this conservation-infused lecture include such glamorous, sought-after species as Red-crowned Crane, Blakiston's Eagle Owl, Steller's Sea Eagle and much more besides. And the best bit? Travel around Japan proves remarkably easy and inexpensive!

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. 

*NEW FOR 2021*

Much Ado About Mothing

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.

Moths are routinely slandered as all being clothes-munching, plant-destroying pests. Through his narration of an intoxicating, year-long quest to celebrate Britain’s rarest and most remarkable moths, award-winning author James Lowen challenges our preconceptions and resets our understanding. Travelling the length and breadth of Britain, from Cornwall to the Cairngorms, Lowen recounts a year spent hiking up mountains, wading through marshes and roaming by night amid ancient woodlands. Seeking to understand why moth-ers and many ordinary folk love what the general public purports to hate, he discovers that Britain’s moths divulge enchanting tales, from migratory feats to mastery of camouflage, and from missives about the state of the planet to their potential service in addressing the global plastics problem. James’s book, Much Ado About Mothing, will be published by Bloomsbury in May 2021.

52 Shades of Green 

Britain's best wildlife-watching breaks

Britain hums with exciting wildlife experiences - simply perfect for a staycation. 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

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

Antarctic wildlife

Explore the Great White Continent with Antarctic tour guide and author of Antarctic wildlife: a visitor's guide to the wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula, Drake Passage and Beagle Channel. Your virtual cruise will depart from southernmost Argentina, traverse the fabled Drake Passage then explore the Antarctic Peninsula before heading north-east to South Georgia (truly a paradise upon Earth) and the Falklands. Amid stunning, iceberg-dominated scenery, seals and cetaceans vie for your attention with penguins and petrels.  

Tango birding in Argentina

From the Andes to the Atlantic forests.

An expat birder draws on three years of living and birding in Argentina to guide us around the entire of South America's second-biggest country - from the Andes, to the Atlantic Ocean, and from the mighty waterfalls of Iguazú to the remoteness of Tierra del Fuego. 

Speaker & public appearances

  • I give both in-person lectures and online Zoom talks to clubs and societies (e.g. natural-history societies, RSPB local groups) about nature and wildlife travel. I also appear on podcasts.
  • Mytalks brochure sets out my current talks and consolidates (glowing!) reviews from previous clients.
  • My minimum fee is £100+travel time/mileage, but offer a lower fee of £75 (and no travel costs) for Zoom talks. Spend less, emit less carbon, get cosy on the sofa - Zoom talks are great!
  • My forthcoming events can be viewed here.
  • A visual flavour of my various talk offerings are below, together with a summary of my listing in The Birdwatchers' Yearbook.​ Please contact me if you are interested!