I am Dr. Mya-Rose Craig

I am a 19-year-old prominent British Bangladeshi ornithologist, environmentalist, diversity activist as well as a writer, speaker and broadcaster.

My Story

Passionate about birds since childhood, at age 11, I started this popular blog Birdgirl. At age 17, I saw a Harpy Eagle in the Brazilian Amazon, which made me become the youngest person to see half the birds in the world. Each of these is special to me, not as a number but as a truly fantastic experience.

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Recent Media Coverage

'Birdgirl' Mya-Rose Craig receives Bristol University honorary doctorate
Mya-Rose Craig has been campaigning for equality in the environmental movement since 2015.
Mya-Rose Craig: ‘Young people need to see someone like them who is into nature’
The 18-year-old birder and environmentalist on improving diversity in her field and how the pandemic has affected the natural world
'Birdgirl' joins RSPB committee as youngest member
Mya-Rose Craig will help to champion the wildlife charity’s work over the next few years.
BirdGirl: Teenage twitcher becomes youngest recipient of an honorary degree
Mya-Rose Craig strives to give ethnic minorities access to the environment, by running camps and running campaigns.
Mya-Rose Craig on shattering 'middle-aged men' stereotypes about birders
The young star on why birding isn't the 'intimidating hobby' people may think it is.
Teenage British activist stages climate protest on Arctic ice floe
ABOARD 'ARCTIC SUNRISE' (Reuters) - Like many of her generation, Mya-Rose Craig feels strongly that adults have failed to take the urgent action needed to tackle global warming and so she ...
'Birdgirl' Mya-Rose Craig Talks Climate Activism, Racism, and Braving Polar Bears
Nominated for Global Citizen's UK's Hero Award, Craig is a leading voice for protecting nature.

Recent Blog Posts

Interviewed in Economic Injustice

Blog This is custom heading element "Mya-Rose Craig tells the story of how she set up Black2Nature to help give young people in visible minority ethnic communities access to nature and tackle the lack of diversity in green spaces. She also talks about the climate emergency and the need for more urgent action." Find their [...]

Why Access to Nature is a Social Justice Issue

Blog This is custom heading element Emma Marsh the Director of RSPB England wrote this fantastic article about access to nature. https://ww3.rics.org/uk/en/journals/land-journal/why-access-to-nature-is-a-social-justice-issue-.html   Read About The Author Social Media Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page, follow her on Birdgirl Twitter, Birdgirl Instagram and Birdgirl LinkedIn. Discover More My Story All Blog Posts Achievements Film & Media Events Black2Nature Charities Gallery [...]

We Have A Dream – PRE-ORDER

Blog This is custom heading element I am really proud to announce that my first book, published by Magic Cat, comes out on 5th August 2021. We Have a Dream: Meet 30 Young Indigenous People and People of Colour Protecting the Planet (Hardback)   by Dr Mya-Rose Craig Illustrated by Sabrena Khadij Signed edition £11.25 (RRP £12.99) if pre-ordered [...]

About Mya-Rose Craig

Blog This is custom heading element Young environmentalist and birder Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig Copyright Mya-Rose Birdgirl 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 [...]

Black2Nature & me

Blog This is custom heading element I am President of an organisation called Black2Nature, which I set up when I was 14 years old and is Visible Minority Ethnic (VME) led.  We campaign for equal access to nature for all, especially VME communities who are currently excluded from the countryside. We run nature camps,  arrange [...]

The Adventures of Horatio Mowzl – Volume Three: ‘The Great Rising’ Review

Blog This is custom heading element The Adventures of Horatio Mowzl  - Volume Three: ‘The Great Rising’ By Paul Thornycroft Book description:  I love these children's books and would highly recommend them for your children. "The Great Rising brings us to the dramatic climax of this, the third volume in the Mowzl Trilogy. Having learned ‘purling’ – how to [...]

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