James Lowen

James Lowen (jameslowen.com) has been immersed in all aspects of natural history since he was able to walk – his love for nature initially inspired by a chance encounter as a toddler with a buzzard amid South Devon’s leafy lanes. Upon fledging into adult plumage, James flirted with careers as a tropical conservationist and UK diplomat before becoming an award-winning wildlife and travel writer, guide and photographer.

His 13 books include four for Bradt – Pantanal Wildlife52 Wildlife WeekendsA Summer of British Wildlife (winner, Travel Guidebook of 2016) and 52 European Wildlife Weekends (winner, Travel Guidebook of 2018) – plus Much Ado About Mothing (a travel narrative longlisted for the 2022 James Cropper Wainwright Prize) and books covering butterflies, hedgehogs, badgers, Antarctica, Spain, France and Norfolk.

Enthused by bringing nature to life for the non-specialist, James writes regularly for publications including The TelegraphBBC WildlifeBirdLifeThe Countryman and Bird Watching.  

Books by James Lowen

Articles by James Lowen

Europe’s spring wildlife highlights

Searching for a wildlife-filled spring getaway? Whether you want to admire exotic orchids, listen out for birdsong or spot a…

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Europe’s autumn wildlife highlights

Autumn is an intense experience for wildlife-watching in Europe

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Which binoculars are best for me?

Binoculars are a fabulous tool for getting close to nature, but the selection process can feel daunting! Let James Lowen…

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