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  • Birds in a Village: A Century on46% OFF
    Birds in a Village: A Century on by Brian Clews

    This book will appeal to those with an interest in historic writings, the changes we have seen in our countryside and those particularly interested in the changing fortunes of a variety of bird species.

    Hardback £7.99 RRP: £14.99Buy Now
  • 401 Amazing Animal Facts50% OFF
    401 Amazing Animal Facts by Marianne Taylor

    Did you know that water bears (tardigrades) can survive in space, that woodpeckers stab their prey with their tongue, that the world's smallest antelope is smaller than the largest frog, or that platypuses can detect electrical fields? This is a light hearted, accessible, richly informative compendium of surprising, amusing and intriguing facts about the animal world. Illustration type: Line Illustrations, 239pp. 2010

    Paperback £3.99 RRP: £7.99Buy Now
  • Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife72% OFF
    Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife by Bill Oddie et al.

    by Bill Oddie, Stephen Moss and Fiona Pitcher

    Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife is a practical beginner's guide to enjoying the wildlife of Britain. Organised into a calendar of months, Bill tells you the best places to visit, how to catch a glimpse of our best-loved species, and things you can do for each month of the year. For example, in May, you could visit some wild flower meadows which are in their prime, see a nightingale, and experience the dawn chorus.

    Hardback £4.99 RRP: £17.99Buy Now
  • The Shropshire Bird Report 200280% OFF
    The Shropshire Bird Report 2002 by SOC

    Chapters on breeding Barn Owls in Shropshire, The Stiperstones Breeding Bird Survet 2002, BTO Breeding Waders of Wet Meadows survey, BTO Breeding Bird Survey 2002, Venus Pool 2002 and rose-coloured Starling at Minsterley.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £5.00Buy Now
  • Caucasian Black Grouse75% OFF
    Caucasian Black Grouse by GCCW

    Text in Georgian. Resume of content in English.

    Paperback £2.00 RRP: £8.00Buy Now
  • The Red Kites of Wales79% OFF
    The Red Kites of Wales by Tony Cross, Peter Davis

    The success story of the conservation of the Red Kite in Wales has been told many times in the media and still stands as one of the most successful conservation initiatives ever undertaken. Whilst touching briefly on the success story, this title is an informative guide to the natural history of the Red Kite in Wales.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £4.99Buy Now
  • A Guide to Bird Finding in Frederick County, Maryland91% OFF
    A Guide to Bird Finding in Frederick… by Stauffer Miller

    County bird checklist: 17 site guides, 21 maps. 200spp accounts including rare & accidental birds. Calendar of bird dates.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £11.50Buy Now
  • Mid-Winter Numbers of Waterbirds in Bulgaria (1977-2001); Results from 25 Years of  Mid-Winter Count50% OFF
    Mid-Winter Numbers of Waterbirds in… by Tanyo Michev, Lyubomir Profirov

    Consisting of two main parts, the first details 45 of the most significant Bulgarian wetlands sites throughout the country. Gives short characteristic description for each site and indicates the average and maximum values for birds, the three most numerous species, threatened species and those exceeding the Bulgaria 1% Ramsar criteria. The second part presents 106 species of waterbirds with the dynamics of their number over the 25 year period, with graphs for most species.

    Paperback £14.95 RRP: £30.00Buy Now
  • A Guide to Common Fossils34% OFF
    A Guide to Common Fossils by Chris and Helen Pellant
    Colour photographs of 71 common fossils. Diagram of The Geological Time Scale. 2004
    - £2.50 RRP: £3.80Buy Now
  • Shetland Sea Mammal Report 200380% OFF
    Shetland Sea Mammal Report 2003 by Hugh Harrap et al
    Contains systematic list for 2003, chapters on Whale driving in Shetland and the Faroes, ferry surveys for Cetaceans in Shetland waters and beyond, distribution and movements of Harbour Seals off Shetland, distribution of cetaceans in the Faroe Shetland Channel and Rockall Trough using passive acoustics and using jizz as a technique for identifying Europe's rorqual whales. Illustration type: Colour Photographs, 40pp. 2004
    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £5.00Buy Now
  • Bats: A Guide for Gardeners79% OFF
    Bats: A Guide for Gardeners by Fiona Mathews

    This book describes the fascinating natural history of bats and explores some of the legends associated with them. It also suggests ways in which the gardener can help these marvellous animals.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £4.99Buy Now
  • Garden Tits79% OFF
    Garden Tits by Christopher Perrins

    This book discusses the annual cycle, behaviour, food and survivalof the six species of tits occuring in Britain and Ireland.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £4.99Buy Now
  • History of the Russian Zapovedniks 1895 - 199590% OFF
    History of the Russian Zapovedniks 1895… by Feliks Shtilmark

    This is a standard history of the Russian and Soviet zapovednik system - zapovedniks being 'strict nature reserves' a form of protected area of immense importance for global ecological monitoring. The author's study is a history of the subject, supported by his involvement in the system for many years and his own archive collection.

    Paperback £2.00 RRP: £20.00Buy Now
  • Animals in Nature86% OFF
    Animals in Nature by Vladimir & Yuri Smirin

    In the course of their professional lives the authors have travelled extensively throughout the former Soviet Union studying mammals. The chapters are grouped according to habitat - desert, mountain, coast, steppe and forest, describing their observations of seals, Arctic foxes, jeyrans, ibex, chamois and other small mammals.

    Paperback £2.00 RRP: £15.00Buy Now
  • A Photographic Field Guide to North American Raptors65% OFF
    A Photographic Field Guide to North… by Brian K Wheeler, William S Clark

    An essential guide to a difficult group of New World birds. Illustrated with 377 colour photos showing birds of prey in all age, race and colour morph plumages, this is an essential reference work for all raptor enthusiasts. The text describes all 42 species of diurnal birds of prey and there are 14 discussions of the most difficult raptor ID problems.

    Paperback £6.99 RRP: £19.99Buy Now
  • Wildflowers for Wildlife79% OFF
    Wildflowers for Wildlife by Jenny Steel

    Details and advice on plants to make your garden wildlife friendly. Suggests suitable plants for a range of garden types.
     

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £4.99Buy Now
  • How to Birdwatch46% OFF
    How to Birdwatch by Stephen Moss

    by Stephen Moss

    photography David Tipling

    Faced with a vast and often bewildering array of equipment and books can be daunting to say the least. This information packed guide takes the reader through, in a user friendly manner, all the basic information that he or she will need, from choosing the right field guide to selecting a suitable pair of binoculars or telescope. Also shows you how to avoid common identification errors, demonstrates vital field techniques and the principles of basic field notes and how and where to find the birds themselves.

    Hardback £6.99 RRP: £12.99Buy Now
  • Secret Lives of British Birds
    Secret Lives of British Birds by Dominic Couzens

    by Dominic Couzens

    Illustrated by Peter Partington

    Exposes the extraordinary hidden world of some of our most familiar birds beyond the confines of our gardens and parks. We learn the secrets of romance from the Mute Swans, meet the perfect father in the Guillemot, the enstranged couple of Chiffchaffs who share the same territory.

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Animal Tragic: Popular Misconceptions of Wildlife through the Centuries34% OFF
    Animal Tragic: Popular Misconceptions… by Malcolm Tait

    Animal Tragic is a bevy of bestial booboos and natural no-nos, which also explains the scientific truth behind each tall tale.

    Hardback £6.50 RRP: £9.99Buy Now
  • Gosney in Eastern Europe85% OFF
    Gosney in Eastern Europe by Dave Gosney
    Follows our expedition to the plains, fishponds and hills of Hungary as well as the magnificent marshes and woodlands of Eastern Poland. Includes footage of most of the special birds of this region, including Aquatic warbler, Saker Falcon, Great Bustard, Collared Flycatcher and every species of European woodpecker. Approx 40 mins
    VHS £2.99 RRP: £19.95Buy Now
  • Video Guide to Bird Identification91% OFF
    Video Guide to Bird Identification by BirdGuides
    A double video set to help you identify British birds by sight and sound. Running time 2 hours

    VHS £0.25 RRP: £2.99Buy Now
  • Face to face with Nature60% OFF
    Face to face with Nature by David Chaffe

    The author narrates his experiences with wild creatures which includes otters, hawks and owls, seals, deer and wildfowl. Also recalls his friendships and working relationships with other naturalists and wildlife cameramen, including Peter Scott, Gerald Durrell, Ronald Lockley, John Sparks and Nick Gordon. Most stories are happy tales, a few are sad but all are true.

    Paperback £5.99 RRP: £14.99Buy Now
  • Washington and British Columbia - A Winter Birding Trip 18th to 30th January 199984% OFF
    Washington and British Columbia - A… by Steve Holmes, Marion Barlow

    Includes general travel arrangements & advice, itinerary, daily log information on selected bird groups and systematic list.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £6.50Buy Now
  • Wild London: The Nature of a Capital55% OFF
    Wild London: The Nature of a Capital by Iain Green

    In contrast to the normal vision of London, this title showcases the astonishing, remarkable and fascinating diversity of wildlife to be found within its boundaries. Discover newts at Heathrow, stag nights in south London, tranquil urban wetlands theatreland frogs and even seals and dolphins in the Thames - just a few of the city's wild highlights.

    Hardback £8.99 RRP: £20.00Buy Now
  • Primates of Africa74% OFF
    Primates of Africa by N Korck

    Full colour laminated chart. 900mm x 594mm
     

    - £2.50 RRP: £9.99Buy Now
  • European Conference: Black Grouse Endangered Species 20 - 25 March 200580% OFF
    European Conference: Black Grouse… -

    A review of the 3rd International Black Grouse Conference held in North Wales in March 2005. The conference brought together Black Grouse experts from across Europe. This title is a compilation of the papers presented at the conference, covering a range of topics relating to conservation strategies of the Black Grouse.

    Paperback £2.00 RRP: £10.00Buy Now
  • A Birdwatching Guide to Brittany54% OFF
    A Birdwatching Guide to Brittany by Stephanie Coghlan

    Provides detailed site information, best times to visit, checklist and list of French bird names.

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £10.99Buy Now
  • Tales of a Tabloid Twitcher37% OFF
    Tales of a Tabloid Twitcher by Stuart Winter

    by Stuart Winter

    This book offers a window into the sometimes shady worlds of tabloid journalism and bird watching. In the process it explores the full stories behind the very best scoops.

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £7.99Buy Now
  • The Red Kite72% OFF
    The Red Kite by Ian Carter

    This book describes the history of the Red Kite and its long association with man. Explains why populations in many areas are now recovering and the serious threats they still face in parts of their range. There is a full review of their current status with chapters on diet and foraging, social behaviour, breeding ecology and movements.

    Hardback £6.99 RRP: £25.00Buy Now
  • The Atlas of Wintering Birds in Northumbria25% OFF
    The Atlas of Wintering Birds in… by J C Day, M S Hodgson

    This title is the result of a project which had three main aims. Firstly to collate all data as a permanent record in the county archive which would hopefully be utilised for conservation purposes. Secondly to map as accurately as possible the winter distribution of all species in the county; and finally to provide, in conjunction with the distribution maps, an estimate of the potential winter population of all species in the county.

    Hardback £14.99 RRP: £20.00Buy Now
  • Birding in Florida: 5-18 October 199680% OFF
    Birding in Florida: 5-18 October 1996 by Stewart Chapman

    Covers mainly Estero Island (also known as Fort Myers Beach) with trips to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. Includes site guides, site species lists and systematic species list.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £5.00Buy Now
  • California 2000: 2nd to 20th September92% OFF
    California 2000: 2nd to 20th September -

    Consists of daily itinerary, daily diary of events, site by site guide with maps, systematic list of bird species seen, systematic list of mammal species seen. Also list of potential bird species possible in the area and general travel information.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £14.00Buy Now
  • Birds of Turkey86% OFF
    Birds of Turkey -
    - £0.49 RRP: £3.50Buy Now
  • Montagu's Harrier33% OFF
    Montagu's Harrier by Roger Clarke

    A detailed monograph of one of Britain's rarest breeding birds of prey. The author has studied harriers for many years and writes with authority on such subjects as the history of discovery, ID, distribution in Britain and overseas, social behaviour and breeding, biology, migration, prey and conservation. Illustrated by Bruce Pearson.

    Hardback £14.99 RRP: £22.50Buy Now
  • Costa Rica; A Guide to the Best Birding Locations42% OFF
    Costa Rica; A Guide to the Best Birding… by Dennis W Rogers

    This 'Site Guide' book covers the full range of birding sites in Costa Rica, including Carara, La Selva, Cahuita, Braulio Carrillo, Virgen del Socorro, Tapanti, Cerro de la Meurte, Manuel Antonio, Golfito, San Vito, Palo Verde, Santa Rosa and Monteverde. Each account has details on how to get there and a list of possible species. 3rd edition.

    Paperback £7.99 RRP: £14.00Buy Now
  • A Guide to the Birds of Peru50% OFF
    A Guide to the Birds of Peru by James F Clements et al.

    Peru has over 1700 bird species and boasts 114 endemics making it a priority destination for world birders. The country enjoys a very wide range of habitat types from snow-capped Andean peaks through dry desert coast lines to tropical rainforests. The book includes an annotated checklist of every bird known to occur in Peru a gazetteer of all localities mentioned in the text and details of important birding sites and accomodations. Almost 500 of the endemics & specialities are illustrated in full colour on 32 plates by Eustace Barnes.

    Paperback £20.00 RRP: £40.00Buy Now
  • Northern Ireland Bird Report 1986-9050% OFF
    Northern Ireland Bird Report 1986-90 by Northern Ireland Birdwatchers Association

    Articles on White-billed Diver at Ardglass 1986, Black Kite at Runabay Head, Black-winged Stilt in Belfast and Little Ringed Plovers at Down and Londonderry. A systematic list. Illustration type: Black and White Photographs, Line Drawings, Histograms, 126pp. 1992

    Paperback £0.50 RRP: £1.00Buy Now
  • The Bay of Biscay Cetacean Report 199883% OFF
    The Bay of Biscay Cetacean Report 1998 by Dylan Walker, Graeme Cresswell
    This booklet details the results of 12 surveys carried out from ferry crossings between the UK and northern Spain during the summer of 1998. Information on weather and topography of the Bay is followed by the systematic list covering 17 species of whales and dolphins. Includes abundance graphs and map. Illustration type: Colour Photographs, Black and White Drawings, 15pp. 1999
    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £5.95Buy Now
  • A Sound Guide to Nightjars and Related Nightbirds66% OFF
    A Sound Guide to Nightjars and Related… by Richard Ranft

    Contains the voices of 108 species of Caprimulgids (over 90% of all known species) including many published for the first time. A companion product to Nightjars: A Guide to Nightjars and Related Nightbirds (stock code M15729).

    CD £4.99 RRP: £14.99Buy Now
  • Updating Hybrid Ducks: A Contribution Towards an Inventory87% OFF
    Updating Hybrid Ducks: A Contribution… by Eric & Barry Gillham
    An update bringing together new information on hybrid ducks obtained since the publication of the original booklet. 32pp. 1998
    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £8.00Buy Now
  • Birdsong in Britain46% OFF
    Birdsong in Britain by Geoff Sample

    Bird communities in a variety of British lowland and upland habitats.

    CD £6.99 RRP: £12.99Buy Now
  • Best Birdwatching Sites: Dorset
    Best Birdwatching Sites: Dorset by Neil Gartshore

    Dorset is one of the top birding counties in Britain with 417 species on the bird list and a formidable reputation for rarities and large numbers of migrants each year. Features 65 key sites, lists of target birds and the likelihood of seeing them at that particular site is given as a percentage.

    Paperback £17.99 Buy Now
  • Die Vogelwelt der Insel Helgoland (The Birds of the Island of Helgoland)18% OFF
    Die Vogelwelt der Insel Helgoland (The… by Jochen Dierschke et al.

    Reviews the occurrence of all 426 species recorded on the Helgoland island. Text is in German but every chapter and all species accounts are supplemented by an extensive English summary. All bird names are in German, English and Latin.

    Hardback £45.00 RRP: £55.00Buy Now
  • Bird Sense: What it's Like to be a Bird23% OFF
    Bird Sense: What it's Like to be a Bird by Tim Birkhead

    A book about birds, their senses and behaviour that is informed by an attractive blend of personal experience, entertaining stories and cutting edge science.

    Hardback £12.99 RRP: £16.99Buy Now
  • Conifer Moths of the British Isles: A Field Guide to Coniferous-feeding Lepidoptera
    Conifer Moths of the British Isles: A… by Jon Clifton, Jim Wheeler

    A guide to 108 coniferous-feeding micro and macro moths. Includes distribution maps and flight graphs. Illustration type: Colour Photographs, 132pp. 2012

    Paperback £24.99 Buy Now
  • Pelagic Birds of the North Atlantic: an Identification Guide70% OFF
    Pelagic Birds of the North Atlantic: an… by Andy Paterson

    The book has received high praise already, with world expert on seabirds, Hadoram Shirihai, having seen the prototype in action off the US coast and declaiming about how useful such a simple, waterproof guide would be if it were to be widely available. In short, this is a must-have guide for serious birders on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Paperback £2.99 RRP: £9.99Buy Now
  • Ontario: September 22nd to October 2nd 199592% OFF
    Ontario: September 22nd to October 2nd… by Steve Holmes, Marion Barlow

    A follow-up to the authors' spring 1994 report (M14998) with full information regarding travel hints, sites itinerary & systematic list. Includes Point Pelee & Rondeau.

    Paperback £0.50 RRP: £6.50Buy Now
  • The Mating Lives of Birds35% OFF
    The Mating Lives of Birds by James Parry

    Bird courtship and display can be one of the most captivating events in the natural world. This title looks at natural selection and why birds have evolved different reproduction strategies, examining territories, birdsong, displays and dealing with rivals.

    Hardback £12.99 RRP: £19.99Buy Now
  • Garden Beetles79% OFF
    Garden Beetles by Darren J Mann, Chris O'Toole

    This book outlines how to make a beetle friendly garden, and in doing so, making it more friendly to a host of other wildlife.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £4.99Buy Now
  • Ladybird, Ladybird83% OFF
    Ladybird, Ladybird by Jude Tonkin

    Learn why the ladybird is our friend while you have fun reading this book.

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £5.99Buy Now
  • England's Rare Mosses & Liverworts; Their History, Ecology and Conservation40% OFF
    England's Rare Mosses & Liverworts;… by Ron D Porley

    Covers England's rare and threatened mosses and liverworts, collectively known as bryophytes. Of the 916 different types of bryophyte in England, 87 are on the British Red List. Provides the first treatment of England's rare and threatened mosses and liverworts and treats each species in a handy and attractive double-page layout with up-to-date profiles of 84 species, including status, distribution, history, and conservation measures. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Maps, 232pp. 2013

    Hardback £14.95 RRP: £24.95Buy Now
  • Tambopata Field Guide: Butterflies69% OFF
    Tambopata Field Guide: Butterflies -

    Laminated chart 11ins x 13ins that folds to 11ins x 4.5ins Illustratons on both sides. Featuring the most common butterflies of Tambopata and surrounding areas. Illustration type: Colour Illustrations.

    Chart £1.00 RRP: £3.25Buy Now
  • Insect Theatre33% OFF
    Insect Theatre by Hugh Raffles, Tim Edgar

    Insect Theatre provides an eye-opening commentary on the spectacle of the everyday and the insects that we live with. Through macro photography Tim Edgar gives a unique insight into domestic insects, supported by an essay from anthropologist and insect expert Hugh Raffles. Illustration type: Colour photographs, B/W photographs, 64pp. 2013

    Paperback £9.99 RRP: £14.95Buy Now
  • Birds & People10% OFF
    Birds & People by Mark Cocker

    Part natural history and part cultural study, it describes and maps the entire spectrum of our engagements with birds, drawing in themes of history, literature, art, cuisine, language, lore, politics and the environment. In the end, this is a book as much about us as it is about birds. Birds and People is also exceptional in that the author has solicited contributions from people worldwide. Personal anecdotes and stories have come from more than 650 individuals in 81 different countries. They range from university academics to Mongolian eagle hunters, and from Amerindian shamans to some of the most celebrated writers of our age. The sheer multitude of voices in this global chorus means that Birds and People is both a source book on why we cherish birds and a powerful testament to their importance for all humanity.

    Hardback £36.00 RRP: £40.00Buy Now
  • The Art of Conservation: 25 years of Birdfair Posters33% OFF
    The Art of Conservation: 25 years of… by Martin Davies, Tim Appleton

    In 1989, two men had an idea to stage a fair showcasing the very best of all things to do with birds and wildlife. 25 years later, the British Birdfair has become the largest such event in the world. From the Birdfair's humble beginnings, this book show how, with the help of its sponsors and volunteers, it has grown beyond all expectations. The founders commissioned Robert Gillmor to produce artwork for all but three of the iconic posters to promote the Fair. This is a pictorial history of the fair, shown through the posters.

    Paperback £9.99 RRP: £15.00Buy Now
  • Birds: Coping with an Obsession53% OFF
    Birds: Coping with an Obsession by Derek Moore

    Renowned as one of birding's best story tellers, Derek Moore takes a nostalgic journey through the past 70 years. Recounting many highly entertaining tales, from huge falls of migrant birds engulfing his cricket pitch in the 1960s to heated run ins with land owners and developers during the years when he was instrumental in establishing a network of key nature reserves along the coast of East Anglia and helping to shape the Wildlife Trusts into the force they are today.

    Hardback £6.99 RRP: £14.99Buy Now
  • The Natural Eye: Art Book One30% OFF
    The Natural Eye: Art Book One by Various Artists

    This limited edition is packed with images from nearly 60 of our artists. With an introduction by naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham, a short history of the Society by past President and founder Robert Gillmor, plus text by current President Harriet Mead about the Society in its 50th year and Bruce Pearson looking to the future, this is both a beautiful and informative book.

    - £13.99 RRP: £20.00Buy Now
  • A Guide to the Mammals of China41% OFF
    A Guide to the Mammals of China -

    Comprehensive guide to all 558 species of mammals found in China.

    Paperback £9.95 RRP: £16.95Buy Now
  • The Avian Migrant; The Biology of Bird Migration36% OFF
    The Avian Migrant; The Biology of Bird… by John H Rappole
    Surveys the vast literature on bird migration, including the effects of global warming on behaviour and the role of migrants in the spread of disease. With figures. 512pp. 2013
    Hardback £35.00 RRP: £55.00Buy Now
  • My Garden and Other Animals53% OFF
    My Garden and Other Animals by Mike Dilger

    by Mike Dilger

    After years of travel and study, The One Show's Mike Dilger has at last bought a house and with it, a (potentially) glorious garden. "Potential" was definitely the word that sprang to mind the very first time Mike and his partner Christina viewed their new "house-and-garden-to-be".

     

    Paperback £6.99 RRP: £14.99Buy Now
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