Why ‘Death & Birds’?

Because they are the two things that most preoccupy me. I’m an End-of-Life Doula and I also have the extraordinary privilege of caring for baby birds at a Wildlife Rescue centre; so I have some experience with both.

What happens if I subscribe to Death & Birds?

Each post will drop magically into your inbox, typically once a fortnight. You will not be bombarded, and you may unsubscribe at any time (no hard feelings).

What will the posts be about?

Life—but through the lens of Death & Birds. My friend, and fellow writer,

wrote the below post about my writing, and I’ve been trying to live up to it ever since:

Adam Nathan
Death & Birds: Chloe Hope
If you aren't already familiar with Chloe Hope and her writing at Death & Birds, it's my pleasure to introduce an exceptional writer. Chloe works as an end-of-life doula and volunteers for a wildlife rescue organization. The one, quiet attendance of souls uncoiling, the other, the delicate feeding of hatchling robins from the fine tip of a paintbrush. D…
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Is it free?

Yes, it is.

You do, however, have the option of becoming a paid subscriber for a small monthly or yearly fee. Why would you do that when you can get everything for free? Honestly, I don’t know. Perhaps you’re flush with cash, or perhaps you just really feel like supporting this strange endeavour. If you would prefer to support my work by sharing it or leaving a thoughtful comment, that is just as much appreciated.

Anything else?

Yes. The birds I have the honour of caring for are at Folly Wildlife Centre. If you would like to make a donation to support the profoundly important work that they do, here is the place to do so.

Yours in aimless flight,


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End of Life doula, baby bird carer, writes about Death & Birds 🪶