Shaun Barnett reviews Sylvia and the Birds on Nine to Noon


‘The life and work of Sylvia Durrant, otherwise known as Auckland’s Bird Lady, is celebrated in a new book which is part graphic biography part environmental handbook authored by Johanna Emeney and Sarah Laing.

Now retired and in her late-80s, Durrant cared for injured and lost birds for 35 years - seeing about 4000 each year at her home at Rothesay Bay on the North Shore. 

Sylvia and the Birds: How The Bird Lady saved thousands of birds and how you can, too not only shines a light on the remarkable deeds of Durrant, but is also a practical guide, acting as a call to action for young ecologists and environmentalists.’

Listen to the review here.