Mindfulness of Nature

The Art of Mindful Birdwatching

Birds can do wonders for our hearts and minds – if we simply pay them attention. This book reveals how mindfulness can enrich our birdwatching experiences – and explores how birds are, in turn, the ideal inspiration for inviting more mindfulness into our lives.

This book isn’t just for experienced birdwatchers; it’s addressed to everyone. It’s a guide to enjoying the inherent beauty of birds, whether you’re a novice or an expert. It’s about discovering that we can all learn from birds to welcome greater well-being into our lives. Watching birds is not only an endless source of wonder and wisdom, but also the perfect entry point to rekindle our sense of what it’s like to be truly human – and an integral part of the natural world. The world desperately needs more moments of communion between people and birds.


“At a time when protecting our natural home is one of our greatest and most urgent challenges, books like Claire’s are critical to inspire us all to take action. Bird and nature conservation starts with people who love, care and value birds and nature. Let this book inspire you to fall in love with birds and through them reconnect with the wonders of nature.”

Patricia Zurita, Chief Executive, BirdLife International.