Mark Cocker

The official website of  the award-winning author, naturalist and environmental activist.

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2016 brings a number of exciting new developments.


In March I was part of the important Champions of the Flyway. You can too. Read more here.


In May Crow Country is reissued as a Vintage Classic with a smart new design from Timorous Beasties.


In June I am leading a Scottish wildlife holiday at Aigas, home of the Lister-Kaye family. If you fancy a Highland holiday searching for eagles,  bottlenosed dolphins and pine martens then please join us.


From 13-19 November, in conjunction with the Kelsey family of Casa Rural el Recuerdo, I am running a nature writing holiday in Extremadura. The 2016 week is full but if you're interested in future courses then click here


'The man of most science is the man most alive,

whose life is the greatest event.' Henry Thoreau                                                                                    

I have a lifelong passion for all things living. Blackwater Blog is an online scrapbook of words and pictures about anything in nature from springtails to sparrowhawks.


The full blog can be read if you click here, but every week I post a new image or images of something that grabbed my attention. Check out Photo of the Week here. This time it is of a wonderful old timer with what friend Tim Dee described as magnificent 'Dundreary wipers'. But who was he?

Mark is speaking and teaching at a wide range of events in the coming months. For full details click here.                                        


Some of my most recent pieces of journalism can be read if you click the Journalism tab.

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