Mike Langman

Bird Illustrator, Guide, Speaker

Welcome to Mike Langman Art

Full time bird illustrator since 1992

With an impressive catalogue of 88 published books featuring his artwork, Mike is also commissioned to illustrate for numerous national magazines.

His work regularly appears in birdwatching magazines, BBC Wildlife and Countryfile Magazines.

Information board work can be seen all over the UK at virtually every RSPB reserve and many Wildlife Trust sites too.

A birder since the age of 11 Mike’s knowledge of birds and indeed other natural history has made him a popular walks/tour guide leader and speaker.

Kingfisher, Clennon Lakes
Kingfisher, Clennon Lakes

Summer, Autumn & winter walks, watches and cruises 

 

now taking bookings

 

NEW – Gift Vouchers

Redeemable on walks, cruises or private tours for an amount of your choice Contact Mike for more information.

 

 

Reports on previous walks and cruises and be found on my Facebook site:                           

Summary reports with photos here:  Facebook site

 

Also reports, photos and news on (click link):  X (formerly Twitter)

 

 

 2024 Guided Walks and Guided Cruises

 

 

note this year I’ve given a whole new page to Guided Cruises: https://mikelangman.co.uk/guided-cruises/

 

separating them from the Guided Walks:  https://mikelangman.co.uk/walks/   

            
Spaces on all of my walks and cruises are limited – booking is essential.

 

Contact Mike for more information or to book a place.

 

 

 

 

 

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Another beautiful day for a cruise on Kellys Hero Charters around Torbay, although the mist did roll in for a while!Following the safety briefing from our skipper Dave and instructions from me we headed out toward Berry Head. We familiarized ourselves with the local Gulls and Shags also picking out a single Turnstone in full summer plumage. overhead a small group of high-flying Gannets flew over and some Kittiwakes that were feeding in the bay made a mad dash for open water - we searched for the cause but could find nothing that might have scared them.The Guillemot colony was busy with birds coming and going, a grey seal was hauled out on the Mew Stone. A discussion with small boat user about getting too close to the colony fell on deaf ears. The disturbance and selfishness of small craft users this year has been awful - there seems to be no authority that is doing anything about it - Natural England Sailing toward the Orestone Rock a trail of cornflakes and bread attracted many Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls but also a Lesser Black-backed Gull and a few Gannets offering ample photographic opportunities. A Great Skua was a surprise find, spotted by Dave ahead of the boat it moved out of the bay, it was possibly close to shore due to the sea mist that had just rolled in.the Orestone contained good numbers of Shag, Cormorant (many with well grown young), Guillemots and Razorbills, plus a few Rock Pipits. Over Toward Hope's Nose a lovely drake Eider was found by Flat Rock.Sailing back toward Brixham 3-4 Great Northern Divers & a Red-throated Diver were located plus couple of Harbour Porpoise. Other sightings during the cruise included a family group Ravens, Oystercatchers and Peregrine Falcons. ... See MoreSee Less
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Another day on Dartmoor for the second Warren House Inn to Soussons, Challacombe Farm, Headland Warren and back to Warren House Inn. Another beautiful day and plenty of natural history interest. However today we struggled to see a Cuckoo but did hear several. All the other birds performed well with good sightings of more than 7 Whinchats, Stonechats, Wheatears, Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Lesser Redpolls, Reed Buntings, Tree and Meadow Pipits.The waterlogged path near to Golden Dagger mine produced Palmate Newts, a couple of big Leeches, Tadpoles and water beetles. In the same area we compared the songs of Garden Warblers and Blackcaps and listened to the many Willow Warblers present. Challacombe Farm is a fantastic area with so many birds, but it was the playful group of lambs following us around that made the day.Walking up to Headland Warren the Bluebells were almost in full bloom, more Whinchats and a Wheatear were found. Lesser Redpolls were buzzing overhead and Linnets were noted. On the ground probably a dozen or more Green Tiger Beetles were watched plus a single Dor Beetle. At fist glance we though we had found an Emperor Moth but it turned out to be a wing of the moth being dragged by an ant! Back at the car park there was a close encounter with a Skylark and as we were packing up to go a pair of Cuckoos flew into the large Sycamore tree opposite the car park treating us to calling, singing and catching large hairy caterpillars just like the day before! ... See MoreSee Less
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Due to popular demand I've just added an additional Dart Estuary 'Osprey' Cruise on 6th September starting at 2pm from Kingswear on board African Queen Dartmouth . See: mikelangman.co.uk/guided-cruises/ These 4 hour cruises offer a full guided and commentary (with props!) on the wildlife and especially Osprey on the beautiful Dart Estuary. Our skipper Alan Hemsley will take us safely through the notoriously tricky channels of the Dart to find as much wildlife as possible. Timed perfectly with the tides we can move with the wildlife up and down the river. My Osprey article in the May/June edition of 'On The Dart' magazine - just out. Here's the digital link to the article from page 36.content.yudu.com/.../BTDMay2024/html/index.html ... See MoreSee Less
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A fine, warm, sunny day on Dartmoor today for a walk around Warren House Inn, Soussons, Headland Warren and Challacombe Farm.Lots of great birds including our target Cuckoo's. They put on a fantastic show as we were gathering. The female looking like it was visiting a Meadow Pipit nest. A pair continually dropping to the ground picking off hairy caterpillars, then bashing them on branches before eating them. Other birds on the open moor down to Soussons included Whinchats, Stonechat Wheatear, Reed Bunting, Tree & Meadow Pipit, Garden Warblers, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff and lots of commoner birds. Toward Challacombe Farm were Linnets, Lesser Redpolls, House Martins and Swallows, Redstarts, Pied Flycatcher, Nuthatch. Overhead Buzzards, Hobby and a Peregrine.Other wildlife found included Common Lizard, Common Frog & tadpoles, Palmate Newts, a good sized Leech, Purple Bar moth, and several Green Tiger Beetles.A lovely day out, good company and lots and lots of fantastic wildlife. ... See MoreSee Less
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