Mary Colwell walked 500 miles across the British Isles, to discover what is happening to the beautiful and much-loved curlew, now one of Britain’s most endangered birds. This evocative book chronicles Colwell’s impressive journey, weaving a gentle tale of discovery interspersed with the natural history of this iconic bird.
Mary Colwell makes programmes for the BBC and the independent sector, mainly on nature and the environment. She recently featured in BBC Wildlife’s UK 50 Top Conservation Heroes awards.
Focuses a razor light on the plight of one of our most iconic birds. Inspirational!’ Tim Birkhead
‘An odyssey for an age of extinction’ Guardian
‘Curlew Moon is a book with an urgent and important message’ Times Literary Supplement
‘Well-crafted and thoughtful … meticulously researched and charmingly illustrated’ Country Life
‘Readable, highly informed and heartfelt … Colwell has lovely poetic insights’ Mark Cocker, Spectator
‘A fascinating blend of Curlews, agricultural history, culture and poetry – written beautifully’ Graham Appleton, Wadertales blog