Steve Burrows

Interviewed 15 September 2018

Steve Burrows

Steve Burrows has pursued his birdwatching hobby on six continents, but he began his life-long interest in birds and nature in the urban parks around his childhood home in Birmingham, UK.

Before writing, Steve held a number of jobs from zookeeper to school teacher (a surprisingly transferable skill set) but it was a move to Hong Kong that proved the catalyst for his writing career. Steve became editor of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society Magazine, and a contributing field editor with Asian Geographic. His freelance articles on travel and environmental issues have also appeared in international publications including BBC Wildlife (UK), Action Asia (Singapore), Globe and Mail (Canada), South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and Melbourne Age (Australia).

Steve and his wife Resa now live in Oshawa, Canada, where in addition to writing and bird watching, Steve’s interests include single malt whisky, poker, and various combinations of the two. He is also currently learning to juggle and play the banjo, though he accepts that it’s unlikely he’ll ever be able to do both at the same time.

Books by Steve Burrows

A Siege of Bitterns

Bird-watching cop Domenic Jejeune moves from Canada to Norfolk – and investigates skullduggery in the birding world.

Reviewed on 12 March 2016 by Linda Wilson