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  • Life List; A Woman's Quest for the World's Most Amazing Birds42% OFF
    Life List; A Woman's Quest for the… by Olivia Gentile

    A one-time frustrated housewife gambled her life in pursuit of birds - this legend's amazing story illustrates the lengths to which an obsessed amatuer ornithologist went to build the biggest life list in history.

    Hardback £14.50 RRP: £25.00Buy Now
  • Claxton, Field Notes from a Small Planet
    Claxton, Field Notes from a Small Planet by Mark Cocker

    In a single twelve-month cycle of daily writings Mark Cocker explores his relationship to the East Anglian landscape, to nature and to all the living things around him. The separate entries are characterised by close observation, depth of experience, and a profound awareness of seasonal change, both within in each distinct year and, more alarmingly, over the longer period, as a result of the changing climate

    Hardback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Docks and Knotweeds of Britain and Ireland8% OFF
    Docks and Knotweeds of Britain and… by J.R. Akeroyd

    Based on "Docks and Knotweeds of the British Isles" by Lousley and Kent (1981) this long awaited new edition has been substantially revised and rewritten, with additional treatments of many unrecorded hybrids and adventives.

    Paperback £15.99 RRP: £17.50Buy Now
  • Charophytes of Great Britain and Ireland (BSBI Handbook No. 5)33% OFF
    Charophytes of Great Britain and… by J A Moore

    Charophytes or stoneworts are amongst the largest and most structurally complex of the green algae. This book will find favour with all freshwater botanists who feel that they need a little assistance in the field. B/w line drawings glossary distribution maps. 140pp. 1988 reprint

    Paperback £8.99 RRP: £13.50Buy Now
  • The Checklist for Birds of British Columbia54% OFF
    The Checklist for Birds of British… by Keith Taylor

    List of over 470 British Columbia bird species, details of seasonal occurrence and relative abundance for each bird.

    Paperback £2.25 RRP: £4.95Buy Now
  • The Hedgerow Handbook; Recipes, Remedies and Rituals38% OFF
    The Hedgerow Handbook; Recipes,… by Adele Nozedar

    A distinctive feature of the British countryside is the hedgerow. Take a closer look, and the diversity and variety of plant species that form them is little short of wondrous. As well as providing shelter and food for wildlife, they also provide fresh, wild food for us, and this is partly what this book is about. The author reintroduces the wild and natural hedgerow ingredients that our grandmothers used on a regular basis, but gives them a fresh and contemporary twist. Colour illustrations, 208pp. 2012

    Hardback £7.99 RRP: £12.99Buy Now
  • Best Birdwatching Sites; North-East England Cleveland, Co. Durham and Northumberland
    Best Birdwatching Sites; North-East… by Brian Unwin

    Up to date information on 17 birding sites in Cleveland, 37 sites in Co. Durham and 42 sites in Northumberland.

    Paperback £17.95 Buy Now
  • The Golden Oriole (Poyser Monograph)25% OFF
    The Golden Oriole (Poyser Monograph) by Jake Allsop, Paul Mason

    Jake Allsop and Paul Mason's "The Golden Oriole" looks in detail at the biology of this spectacular species, with sections on breeding biology, feeding ecology, evolution, population dynamics, mimicry, migration and conservation, as well as a discussion of the biology of other species in the genus. A colour section showcases this photogenic species to full effect, complemented by high-quality black-and-white illustrations throughout.

    Hardback £44.99 RRP: £60.00Buy Now
  • Life of Ospreys25% OFF
    Life of Ospreys by Roy Dennis

    Tells the story not only of the Osprey but of the Osprey watcher, following the bird's fortunes in Scotland, seeing its numbers rise from that single pair in the 1950s to close to 200 pairs today.

    Paperback £14.99 RRP: £19.99Buy Now
  • Pocket Photo Guide Mammals of South-East Asia
    Pocket Photo Guide Mammals of… by Charles M Francis

    This compact, easy-to-use identification guide describes 192 species of mammals found in South-east Asia, covering each major genus. The book features thumbnail silhouettes, a regional distribution map, and up-to-date tips on the best wildlife localities. Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are truly endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities.

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Egypt25% OFF
    Finding Birds in Egypt by Dave Gosney

    Covers many sites over the whole country including Sinai.

    Paperback £4.50 RRP: £6.00Buy Now
  • Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern & Central North America52% OFF
    Peterson Field Guide to Birds of… by Roger Tory Peterson

    Clear, succinct accounts of over 500 species. 6th edition

    Paperback £9.25 RRP: £19.50Buy Now
  • Guide to Foraging: Top 25 Edible Plants25% OFF
    Guide to Foraging: Top 25 Edible Plants by Clare Cremona

    What better way to enjoy the outdoors than to go and find your own food for free? This is an essential resource to take on a family walk or for Forest Schools. The guide covers the top 25 most common and tasty plants that can be found from just outside your front door. Beautiful colour illustrations by Lizzie Harper, as well as a detailed identification table, will give you confidence in identifying which species to eat.

    Paperback £2.25 RRP: £3.00Buy Now
  • Birds of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East: An Annotated Checklist
    Birds of Europe, North Africa and the… by Dominic Mitchell

    The first major update for Europe, North Africa and the Middle East since the Birds of the Western Palearctic series came to an end two decades ago, this long-awaited checklist is essential reading for all those with an interest in the 'WP' and its avifauna.

    Paperback £29.99 Buy Now
  • Handbook of the Birds of the World; Volume 2 New World Vultures to Guineafowl26% OFF
    Handbook of the Birds of the World;… -

    Covers the families of New World vultures, osprey, hawks & eagles, secretarybird, caracaras & falcons, megapodes, chachalacas, guans & curassows, turkeys, grouse, New World quails, partridges & pheasants, and guineafowl. There are detailed family accounts, followed by concise species accounts with distribution maps.

    Hardback £133.99 RRP: £183.00Buy Now
  • My Year with Hares24% OFF
    My Year with Hares by Martin Hayward Smith

    A personal account of the year the author spent with a group of hares in North Norfolk. This book takes the form of diary entries which are split into seasonal chapters.

    Hardback £20.99 RRP: £27.95Buy Now
  • Guide to Lichens of Heaths and Moors25% OFF
    Guide to Lichens of Heaths and Moors by Frank Dobson

    Key to identify species using growth forms and colour photographs. 2006

    - £2.25 RRP: £3.00Buy Now
  • The Dragonflies of Europe28% OFF
    The Dragonflies of Europe by R R Askew

    Covers the entire European fauna, comprising 124 species of resident damselfly (Zygoptera) and dragonfly (Anisoptera), illustrated on the 32 colour plates of 219 colour figures. In most cases, both sexes as well as important variants are depicted, all enlarged.

    Paperback £31.99 RRP: £45.00Buy Now
  • The Birdwatcher's Yearbook 201516% OFF
    The Birdwatcher's Yearbook 2015 -

    This 2015 edition includes: a fully updated checklist of birds, based on the BOU British List; details of 370 nature reserves; a diary element for readers to record birding trips; national tide table information through to April 2016; birding events calendar for 2015.

    Paperback £13.75 RRP: £16.50Buy Now
  • Best Birding Sites in the Scottish Highlands
    Best Birding Sites in the Scottish… by Gordon Hamlett

    Up-to-date information on 27 birding routes, from Pitlochry in the south to John o'Groats in Caithness and complete coverage of Skye. Up to date bird information, tips on how to get the most from each site. Detailed maps covering car journeys and individual sites. A complete checklist of Scotlands birds and a month by month guide to birdwatching in the region. 288pp. 2nd edition 2014

    Paperback £18.95 Buy Now
  • Rivers: Volume 330% OFF
    Rivers: Volume 3 by Nigel Holmes, Paul Raven

    Detailed information about each of the huge variety of river types to be found in Britain and their flora and fauna. Chapters include Rivers through the ages, The making and shaping of our rivers, Assessing the health of our rivers, River macrophytes, Plants of the river banks, floodplains and valley sides, Small creatures without backbones: macroinvertebrates in our rivers, Fish and frogs: cold blooded vertebrates found in our rivers, Fur and feathers: birds and mammals of our rivers, and, Comparison of three rivers, Meon, Dee and Endrick. Illustration type: Colour photographs, 432pp. 2014

    Hardback £24.50 RRP: £35.00Buy Now
  • RSPB British Birdfinder42% OFF
    RSPB British Birdfinder by Marianne Taylor

    A species-by-species guide that shows you how to find and watch more than 250 species of birds that can be seen in Britain. Some are common, others are rare migrants or scarce breeding birds, but this book will tell you the best places to see and watch all of them.

    Paperback £7.50 RRP: £12.99Buy Now
  • A Field Guide to the Flora of South Georgia38% OFF
    A Field Guide to the Flora of South… by Deirdre Galbraith

    A guide to the 26 native plants that inhabit the fragile ecosystem of South Georgia, together with information on the island, its habitats, botanical exploration and introduced species. Colour photographs, 72pp. 2011

    Paperback £10.99 RRP: £17.95Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Morocco; Coast and Mountains35% OFF
    Finding Birds in Morocco; Coast and… by Dave Gosney

    Tells you exactly where to look for the key species of Morocco away from the desert areas. Covers the Atlantic coast from Tanger to Agadir as well as the High Atlas and Middle Atlas mountains.

    Paperback £5.50 RRP: £8.50Buy Now
  • BIRDS OF TAMAN NEGARA An Illustrated Guide and Checklist12% OFF
    BIRDS OF TAMAN NEGARA An Illustrated… by Morten Strange, Dennis Yong

    98 species are described and illustrated. Additional information on birdwatching sites, rare species and accommodation. Annotated checklist. 120pp. 2006

    Paperback £10.50 RRP: £11.95Buy Now
  • The Life of David Lack; Father of Evolutionary Ecology25% OFF
    The Life of David Lack; Father of… by Ted Anderson
    Most people who have taken a biology course in the past 50 years are familiar with the work of David Lack, but few remember his name. Almost all general biology texts produced during that period have a figure showing the beak size differences among the finches of the Galapagos Islands from Lack's 1947 classic, Darwin's Finches. Lack's pioneering conclusions in Darwin's Finches mark the beginning of a new scientific discipline, evolutionary ecology. Tim Birkhead, in his acclaimed book, The Wisdom of Birds, calls Lack the 'hero of modern ornithology.' Who was this influential, yet relatively unknown man? Illustration type: Black and white photographs, 246pp. 2013
    Hardback £27.99 RRP: £37.50Buy Now
  • A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia49% OFF
    A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South… by Robert Burton, John Croxall

    Depicts the birds, mammals, insects, flowering plants and other vegetation found in this unique part of the world. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features with information on status, behavoiur, threats and distribution. Colour photographs, 200pp. 2012

    Paperback £8.99 RRP: £17.95Buy Now
  • Wild Sri Lanka24% OFF
    Wild Sri Lanka by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

    Brings together all of Sri Lanka's top wildlife stories, many of which have come to light only in the last few years. Further chapters detail wildlife watching opportunities for primates, birds, reptiles, turtles and dragonflies; descriptions of the parks and reserves by habitat type, and a wildlife watching calendar to help plan a trip. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Maps, 208pp. 2013

    Hardback £22.50 RRP: £29.99Buy Now
  • Living Britain37% OFF
    Living Britain by Peter Crawford

    Pictures and words celebrating many places in The Wildlife Trusts' care. 1999

    Hardback £15.75 RRP: £25.00Buy Now
  • Guide to Rocky Shore Lichens50% OFF
    Guide to Rocky Shore Lichens by Frank Dobson

    Key to identify species using growth forms and colour photographs. 2006

    Chart £1.50 RRP: £3.00Buy Now
  • Where to Find Birds in Far North New Zealand25% OFF
    Where to Find Birds in Far North New… by Detlef Davies

    This handy little book fills an important niche for birdwatchers in New Zealand. Provides detailed instructions on finding good birding sites.

    Paperback £14.99 RRP: £19.99Buy Now
  • Grey Daggers and Minotaurs in Greenwich Park: Memories of a London Schoolboy Naturalist in the 1940s25% OFF
    Grey Daggers and Minotaurs in Greenwich… by John F Burton

    This evocative book is based on the illustrated Natural History diaries that the author, John F. Burton, began writing in 1942 and has maintained ever since. It is the story of how one young South East London boy, amidst the war-time experience of the Battle of Britain and the onslaught of the Blitz and the V1 and V2 attacks on London, developed his nascent interest and fascination with birds, butterflies, beetles and other British wildlife species into a post-war professional life dedicated to ornithology and natural history. Many of his diary entries with accompanying drawings and photographs are reproduced in the book, and recall with immediacy and freshness his memories of those now-distant days and field trips. Although the 1940s are long gone this ageless book will pique the interest of all generations fascinated by wildlife. Illustration type: B/W illustrations, B/W photographs, 436pp. 2014

    Paperback £12.25 RRP: £16.50Buy Now
  • Stoats and Weasels24% OFF
    Stoats and Weasels by Robbie McDonald, Stephen Harris

    Written by mustelid experts, this book contains up-to-date, comprehensive information on the two species' biology, ecology and conservation with full colour illustrations and diagrams, 32pp. 2006 reprint

    Paperback £3.75 RRP: £4.99Buy Now
  • Brecon Beacons (Collins New Naturalist)42% OFF
    Brecon Beacons (Collins New Naturalist) by Jonathan Mullard

    This is the first comprehensive book to be published about the wildlife of the Brecon Beacons, and a much-anticipated addition to the New Naturalist series. Although a large number of people visit the area every year, comparatively few are aware of the flora and fauna that exists in this seemingly wild and inhospitable mountain landscape and its surroundings. Illustration type: Colour photographs, 400pp. 2014

    Paperback £19.99 RRP: £35.00Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Eastern Turkey25% OFF
    Finding Birds in Eastern Turkey by Dave Gosney

    Covers Pontic Mountains & Lake Van areas. Maps, 23pp. 1993

    Paperback £4.50 RRP: £6.00Buy Now
  • RSPB First Book of Trees
    RSPB First Book of Trees by Derek Niemann

    With key information about each species this title is designed to encourage young childrens interest in the outside world and the wildlife around them. A spotters chart for children to fill in and links to internet activities mean that children can extend the fun.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
  • Collins New Naturalist: Bird Populations42% OFF
    Collins New Naturalist: Bird Populations by Ian Newton

    This book explores bird populations and what causes their fluctuation - food supplies, competitors, predators, parasites, pathogens and human activity. The combination of a rapidly expanding human population, a predominantly utilitarian attitude to land, central government policy on land use and increasing mechanisation have combined to promote massive changes in land use in recent decades than at any previous comparable period.

    Hardback £31.50 RRP: £55.00Buy Now
  • National Birds of the World25% OFF
    National Birds of the World by Ron Toft

    Birds are one of the most popular and visible forms of all wildlife and are inextricably linked with the development of human cultures all around the world. Over the years some of the most eye-catching species of bird have been officially or unofficially adopted by countries as symbols of their national identity; there are now almost 100 national birds spanning every imaginable group from condors to parrots, trogons to frigatebirds. Both a comprehensive listing and guide book, this title provides a range of information from species data to how these birds have been used and abused through the ages. It recounts tales of how they came to be adopted and presents a wide range of official and cultural contexts where they appear from feathers in tribal costumes to stamps and currency.

    - £18.75 RRP: £25.00Buy Now
  • 40 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island25% OFF
    40 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Finches… by Peter R. Grant, B. Rosemary Grant

    Renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have produced landmark studies of the Galápagos finches first made famous by Charles Darwin. Now, in their richly illustrated new book, 40 Years of Evolution, the authors turn their attention to events taking place on a contemporary scale. By continuously tracking finch populations over a period of four decades, they uncover the causes and consequences of significant events leading to evolutionary changes in species.

    Hardback £25.99 RRP: £34.95Buy Now
  • The Helm Guide to Bird Identification32% OFF
    The Helm Guide to Bird Identification by Keith Vinicombe et al.

    An essential field guide companion covering difficult identification issues by looking at tricky species pairs or groups of birds and comparing and contrasting their respective features. Designed as a field companion, it supplements the standard field guides and provides much additional information.

    Paperback £16.99 RRP: £25.00Buy Now
  • A Birding Trip to the Western Cape & Namibia (including Far-North Botswana): Nov '99 - Jan 200060% OFF
    A Birding Trip to the Western Cape &… by Brian Gee

    Privately produced report with general information itinerary site details and maps. Ring bound 69pp. 2000

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £12.50Buy Now
  • Madagascar: A Report on the Birds Seen During a Trip Between November 26th - December 15th 199547% OFF
    Madagascar: A Report on the Birds Seen… by Jan Vermeulen

    Details of 15 sites and information on 2 sites not visited. Daily log systematic lists of birds and mammals maps 33pp

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £9.50Buy Now
  • A Nebraska Bird-finding Guide50% OFF
    A Nebraska Bird-finding Guide by Johnsgard, Paul A.

    Organised into four general geographical regions: Far Western, West-central, East-central & Eastern & within each region bird sites are identified on a county basis. Includes locality guide to refuge,s sanctuaries & other birding sites with species status & abundance chart.

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £10.00Buy Now
  • Birding Venezuela 199580% OFF
    Birding Venezuela 1995 by Bruce C Forrester

    A private report with useful travel & accommodation hints, location reports & systematic list (English names only).

    Paperback £2.50 RRP: £12.50Buy Now
  • Panama: Specialities and Less-visited Sites69% OFF
    Panama: Specialities and Less-visited… by Dave Sargeant

    Concentrates on where & how to find rare endemics & specialities of Panama & north-west Colombia. Site guides with maps & bird lists. Full systematic list with daily records.

    Paperback £3.00 RRP: £9.99Buy Now
  • A Checklist of the Birds of Mexico and Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras50% OFF
    A Checklist of the Birds of Mexico and… by Bill Principe

    This 10-day check list includes 1224 species & distinct subspecies (forms) of which 1092 have been recorded in Mexico.

    Paperback £3.00 RRP: £6.00Buy Now
  • Venezuela: A Guide to the Best Birding Locations (Site Guides)51% OFF
    Venezuela: A Guide to the Best Birding… by Dennis W Rogers

    An excellent privately produced report of three trips between 1989 & 1993. Covers all the usual logistical info and splits the country into six main areas each with more localised information.

    Paperback £6.99 RRP: £14.50Buy Now
  • Birding Nantucket50% OFF
    Birding Nantucket by Kenneth Blackshaw, Edith Andrews

    Notes on seasonal birding habitat distribution list of accidentals occurrance bar graphs.

    Paperback £3.00 RRP: £6.00Buy Now
  • A Birders Guide to Zimbabwe70% OFF
    A Birders Guide to Zimbabwe by Dave Sargeant

    Complete checklist detailed site guides with lists & maps plus systematic list with daily records. A4 plastic bound. 38pp 5 maps 1992 Sargeant

    Paperback £2.99 RRP: £9.99Buy Now
  • Seeing is Believing41% OFF
    Seeing is Believing by Belsey, Derek

    A photographically illustrated account of one man's encounters with various British bird species with personal anecdotes & details of some of the photographic problems involved. Colour photographs throughout 64pp 1997

    Paperback £5.00 RRP: £8.50Buy Now
  • Palearctic Birds: A Checklist of the Birds of Europe, North Africa and Asia48% OFF
    Palearctic Birds: A Checklist of the… by Mark Beaman

    The aim of this new publication is to provide an up-to-date working list & to make a further contribution to the current debate on a very contentious subject. The author has applied his own logic retaining names which clearly honour well- known ornithological pioneers but has included the best of the proposed new names. The list shows Latin as well as suggested English names from all sides. 168pp 1994 Harrier

    Paperback £7.99 RRP: £15.50Buy Now
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies of Hertfordshire28% OFF
    Dragonflies and Damselflies of… by Alan Reynolds et al.

    Includes all 19 species breeding in the county and all rare migrants recorded since 1975. Information on the top 10 sites in Hertfordshire. History of all species recorded in Hertfordshire from 1835-2006. Colour photographs, distribution maps and flight charts based on results of the 6 year countrywide survey carried out by volunteers. 142pp. 2008

    Paperback £9.99 RRP: £14.00Buy Now
    Covers the results of the distribution survey carried out in Britain between 1993-97. The report also discusses methods for monitoring polecats the interactions between polecats & ferrets polecat ecology in lowland England & conservation recommendations. Colour photographs charts graphs maps 152pp 1999
    Paperback £4.00 RRP: £12.00Buy Now
  • Handbook of Waterfowl Identification37% OFF
    Handbook of Waterfowl Identification by Frank S Todd

    A handy-sized field guide covering all the world's wildfowl. Written by a recognised American authority on wildfowl & penguins the illustrations depict most races & sexual differences where dimorphism exists.

    Paperback £9.95 RRP: £15.95Buy Now
  • A Guide to Bird Finding in New Jersey79% OFF
    A Guide to Bird Finding in New Jersey by William J Boyle (Jr)

    Covers over 70 top birding spots in detail. Maps, travel directions and annotated checklist to the frequency and abundance of more than 300 species of birds in the state.

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £24.00Buy Now
  • Finding Wildflowers in the Washington-Baltimore Area50% OFF
    Finding Wildflowers in the… by Cristol Fleming et al.

    Illustrated with more than 40 line drawings the book is a broad representation of local wildflowers concentrating on the more showy native & naturalised herbaceous plants of woods fields & wetlands. There is much site information with maps & visitor directions. A final section lists 700spp found in the region. B/w drawings maps 328pp 1995 Johns Hopkins UP

    Paperback £5.00 RRP: £10.00Buy Now
  • Bird Brain of Britain; Pit your wits against the experts!
    Bird Brain of Britain; Pit your wits… by Charles Gallimore, Tim Appleton

    The hugely popular British birdwatching Fair, held at Rutland Water every August, hosts many bird related events in its various marquees. Of these, non is more eagerly attended (by all but its participants) than the terrifying Mastermind style quiz 'Bird Brain of Britain'. Here, every question ever asked in this cruellest of birding quizzes is reproduced, enabling all birders to test their knowledge against the brave few who have taken their place in the Bird Brain chair. Includes all answers, observed cartoons from John Cox and a summary of each year's conservation project and how the money raised at BirdFair was spent.

    Paperback £7.99 Buy Now
  • Helm Country Avifauna; The Birds of Essex25% OFF
    Helm Country Avifauna; The Birds of Essex by Simon Wood

    Essex is of national and international importance for many migrating and wintering wildfowl and waders which visit the estuaries. Further inland the Lea Valley, and other diverse habitats of woodland, parkland, heaths, commons, agricultural land and urban areas mean that you can see upwards of 100 species in a day with little effort. Analysis and summaries all the data collated and documented over the last 200 years.

    Hardback £30.00 RRP: £40.00Buy Now
  • A Guide to the Mammals of China28% OFF
    A Guide to the Mammals of China -

    Comprehensive guide to all 556 species of mammals found in China.

    Hardback £30.00 RRP: £41.95Buy Now
  • The Book of Naturalists: An Anthology of the Best Natural History51% OFF
    The Book of Naturalists: An Anthology… -

    Traces the beginnings and development of the study of natural history from the writings of famous scientists. Aristotle Linnaeus Thoreau Darwin and Huxley all featured. 499pp. 1988

    Paperback £15.00 RRP: £30.95Buy Now

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