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Wild Talks: Birdgirl

26 Apr 2025 2:00 pm -3:30 pm

Kanaris Theatre

Free, booking required


with Dr Mya-Rose Craig

A journey defined by love for birds.

Dr Mya-Rose Craig, otherwise known as ‘Birdgirl’, is a birder, environmentalist and diversity activist. By the time she was 17, she had seen over five thousand different types of bird, half the world’s species.

Find out about her story, in which every single bird is a treasure. Each sighting a small step in her family journey – a collective moment of joy and stillness amidst her mother’s deepening mental health crisis. And each helping her to find her voice.

Mya-Rose is the youngest British person to be awarded an honorary doctorate from Bristol University and, by age 18, she had written three award winning books. Her first book ‘We Have A Dream’ highlights the work of 30 global young environmentalists of colour fighting for our planet. Her second, the memoir ‘Birdgirl’, has been translated into seven languages and is due out as a graphic novel next year, and her third, a children’s book called ‘Flight’, is about bird migration.

Discover more about Mya-Rose’s moving and life-affirming memoir. It promises to be a thought-provoking and entertaining talk exploring 22-year-old Mya-Rose’s life as environmental activist as well as her three books.


Photograph courtesy Knepp Estate.

Dr Mya-Rose Craig

Dr Mya-Rose Craig

Young British Bangladeshi Dr Mya-Rose Craig AKA Birdgirl, from the Chew Valley near Bristol, is a prominent birder, naturalist, conservationist, environmentalist, race activist, writer, speaker and broadcaster, writing the Birdgirl Blog since January 2014 when she was 11 years old, which is extremely popular with both adults and children and now has over 4 million views.

She has travelled all her life, visiting all seven continents when she was 13 years old, giving her a global perspective on conservation and the needs of indigenous peoples. She writes posts about birding, nature, stopping climate breakdown, conservation and stopping species loss, other environmental issues, and racism from around the world.