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 of days here:  Facebook site


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



Just uploaded –  2024 Guided Walks and Guided Cruises



Please 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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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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I guided an exciting walk for the The English Riviera Walking festival yesterday - exciting because as we scanned for possible Harbour Porpoise or Common Dolphins off the end of the headland a huge Risso's Dolphin appeared and then stayed around during the rest of my walk! It's the first Risso's Dolphin I've seen off Berry Head for about 5 years. They are easily identified by their large size, whitish very scarred head and tall dorsal fin that looks similar in height to a female or young Orca. Some of Bill Coulson's photos attached below. The dolphin tail fluked a couple of times when going down for a deep dive.Plenty of birds were seen & heard during the walk including Guillemots and Razorbills, Kittiwakes, Cirl Buntings, Linnet, Whitethroat, Blackcaps, Swallows and my first Swift of the year.A couple of Grey Seals were hauled out on the low tide and the 'Brixham Whale' blew - a blow hole in the side of Cod Rock.A bit of botanising with Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust Marije found Early Purple Orchids, Green-winged Orchid, plus the very rare White Rock Rose and even rarer Honewort. ... See MoreSee Less
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A lovely day for my guided cruise around Torbay today with Kellys Hero Charters. Highlights today included 12 or more Great Northern Divers at least 3 full summer plumaged adults and some wonderful eerie wailing heard too from a couple of them. Three Purple Sandpipers were still around including two summer plumaged birds with a group of Turnstones. Both of these wading birds will be heading north to their mountainous breeding areas very soon. Plenty of Guillemots and Razorbills around, I gave a little talk with props on the reasons for the shape of the piriform guillemot egg. Some distant Manx Shearwater passed south but the clear conditions meant they were a long way off shore.Cetaceans are always a pleasure to see and both Harbour Porpoise and Common Dolphin were present today. At least 4 Grey Seals were spotted including two howling youngsters and a big bull. A few Gannets, plenty of Kittiwakes and still a couple of 1st summer Common Gulls were all noted during the cruise After the cancelled winter trip this was my first cruise of the year - looking forward to quite a lot more during the summer. ... See MoreSee Less
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