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  • Collins BTO Guide to British Birds
    Collins BTO Guide to British Birds by Paul Sterry, Paul Stancliffe

    This unique new identification guide features all of the birds that have occurred five or more times in Britain and Ireland, including all species that breed regularly in the region, plus those that winter here, or occur as common passage migrants. The book has been written and illustrated as much with the beginner in mind as the experienced birdwatcher. Designed to be used in the field, the text and photographs describe and illustrate the key features needed to identify a species with confidence, and to separate it from similar, or ‘confusion’, species.

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Our Garden Birds
    Our Garden Birds by Matt Sewell

    Street artist Matt Sewell offers his own unique take on 52 of our favourite British garden birds. His innovative descriptions, which see great tits 'bossing the other birds around', the 'playful yet shy buoyancy' of bullfinches and the 'improbable' nature of the waxwing ('like computer-generated samurai finch'). Distinctive and enchanting pop-art watercolours.

    Hardback £10.00 Buy Now
  • Birds of Iberia25% OFF
    Birds of Iberia by Clive Finlayson, David Tomlinson

    Includes a review of the various regions of Spain and their typical birds and wildlife, a discussion on migration through the Iberian Peninsula and then the birds are grouped by type, e.g. birds of prey, songbirds and so on. Each section contains excellent photographs and there is an annotated list of other species not in the main text.

    Paperback £22.25 RRP: £29.99Buy Now
  • Scilly Birding; Joining the Maddening Crowd
    Scilly Birding; Joining the Maddening… by Simon Davey

    For all those who love birds and enjoy visiting such isolated habitats, Scilly Birding: Joining the Madding Crowd will surely find resonance and will inspire not only devotees to follow in his footsteps, but also be privileged to witness many a rarity usually only seen in North America, mainland Europe or even Africa. A very enjoyable and well-written book about a hobby that also has scientific value, is great fun, as well as proving a severe challenge, physically and spiritually.

    Paperback £8.99 Buy Now
  • Our Woodland Birds; A Nature Lover's Guide
    Our Woodland Birds; A Nature Lover's… -

    Featuring an array of enchanting scenes, from bramble-picking Blue Tits and a flight of Finches to a parliament of young Tawny Owls, Matt’s quirky, pop-art watercolours and whimsical descriptions express the individual characters of our woodland birds as never before. A delightful gift, this book will appeal to bird-watching enthusiasts, children, adults and art and design fans alike.

    Hardback £10.00 Buy Now
  • Birds of Hertfordshire
    Birds of Hertfordshire by K W Smith et al.

    Birds of Hertfordshire is a full county avifauna covering all the species ever recorded in the county. The species accounts detail the records and patterns of occurrence for all our common garden birds through to the most exotic Herts rarities. Birds of Hertfordshire presents the results of the most recent Atlas surveys of breeding and wintering birds, together with analysis and comparison with the two previous atlases. It also draws on results from Breeding Bird and Wetland Bird Surveys in the county.

    Hardback £39.00 Buy Now
  • The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula25% OFF
    The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula by Eduardo de Juana, Ernest Garcia

    Begins with authoritative introductory chapters covering geography, climate, habitats, history of ornithology and conservation. The species accounts cover every species recorded in Portugal, mainland Spain and Gibraltar.


    Hardback £44.99 RRP: £60.00Buy Now
  • Ospreys in Wales
    Ospreys in Wales by Emyr Evans

    For hundreds of years during the last millennium, Wales had been devoid of breeding ospreys. Not since the last ice age some 11,000 years ago had such a vast amount of time passed without this enigmatic bird of prey nesting and breeding in the Principality. Then, in 2004, the first osprey chick in centuries fledged in a nest in Mid Wales and since then, thankfully, ospreys have successfully bred in Wales every year for the following decade.

    Hardback £30.00 Buy Now
  • RSPB Pocket Birds of Britain and Europe33% OFF
    RSPB Pocket Birds of Britain and Europe by Jonathan Elphick, John Woodward

    Compact and easy to use featuring the 320 most commonly seen birds in Britain and Europe. Revised 3rd edition.

    Paperback £5.99 RRP: £8.99Buy Now
  • Waterbirds of Bourgas Wetlands; Results and Evaluation of the Monthly Waterbird Monitoring
    Waterbirds of Bourgas Wetlands; Results… by Dimitrov, et al

    The wetlands around Bourgas are of great importance for breeding, migrating and wintering waterbirds, Almost all the birds from Eastern Europe and especially those from the Danube Delta cross this area twice a year. The information presented in this title can serve as a basis for comparing waterbird numbers and species composition in BWC with those in other wetland complexes in Bulgaria, the Black Sea Region, the Mediterranean and the Western Palearctic.

    Paperback £20.00 Buy Now
  • Bill Oddie's Birding Pack
    Bill Oddie's Birding Pack by Bill Oddie

    Comprising the popular Birds of Britain and Ireland and Bill Oddie's Birding Map in a pocket size plastic wallet. Clear illustrations and text providing a handy reference source for birders. Ideal for beginners. Colour illustrations, 240pp. 2004 reprint

    Paperback £12.99 Buy Now
  • Flight of the Wild Geese
    Flight of the Wild Geese by Graham Uney

    Follows the migration of wild Barnacle geese from their over wintering grounds on the Solway Firth across northern seas to Svalbard in the Arctic Circle, and back.

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • British Birds ID Cards
    British Birds ID Cards -

    113 species of common but tricky bird species illustrated by Dave Nurney. ID advice from Dominic Couzens. 10 cards.

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  • RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds
    RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds by Simon Harrap

    A compact, informative guide to 170 of the most common birds found in Britain. Concise descriptions of each bird's main characteristics including plumage, calls and song, confusing species, habitat, distribution, status and behaviour.

    Paperback £5.99 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Mallorca Pack
    Finding Birds in Mallorca Pack by Dave Gosney

    The DVD and the book provide information for a number of sites in the Mallorca area.

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  • The Birds of Norfolk
    The Birds of Norfolk by Moss Taylor et al.

    Norfolk is the birding hot spot of England visited by many prominent birdwatchers from all parts of the UK & Europe. As a result of this intense coverage much new information is learned about the county's avifauna each year with the result that previous books have become very much out of date. This latest publication covers the history of ornithology in Norfolk its birding personalities conservation ringing migration & the current status & distribution of all 435 or so recorded species.

    Hardback £50.00 Buy Now
  • Concise Coastal Bird Guide
    Concise Coastal Bird Guide -

    This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on the coastal birds of Britain and the near Continent. It covers 180 species, which are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks that show – where relevant – variations in plumage, for example for male, female and juvenile birds, and breeding and non-breeding birds.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
  • Dreamcatcher; Four Decades of North Wales Birdwatching33% OFF
    Dreamcatcher; Four Decades of North… by John Barnes

    This informative 2 disk CD-ROM is an excellent way to increase your knowledge of Britain's birds. A combination of well written text, voiceovers, superb illustrations, bird song and moving video clips make this an excellent identification guide.

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £7.50Buy Now
  • North-East Wales Bird Report 20078% OFF
    North-East Wales Bird Report 2007 by CBRG

    Makes comparisons between today's populations and those as recorded in the 1907 publication The Vertebrate Fauna of North Wales by Forrest. Systematic list for 2007.

    Paperback £5.50 RRP: £6.00Buy Now
  • Where to Watch Birds in Donana
    Where to Watch Birds in Donana by Francisco Chiclana, Jorge Garzon

    Donana, Andalucia is one of Europe's most important wetlands and a major site for migrating birds. Covers 23 itineraries.

    Paperback £16.95 Buy Now
  • Best Birdwatching Sites in Cornwall & Scilly
    Best Birdwatching Sites in Cornwall &… by Nigel Hudson, Sara McMahon

    This area of the UK enjoys a reputation for both common migrants and a staggering amount of rarities. Sara McMahon provides detailed information on 50 leading mainland sites and Nigel Hudson of the Isles of Scilly Bird Club contributes detailed information on all the island hotspots.

    Paperback £17.50 Buy Now
  • Flying Over the Pyrenees; Standing on the Plains
    Flying Over the Pyrenees; Standing on… by Steve West

    Part travelogue, part memoir, part ornithology, this is an engaging story of a young man seeking adventure and enlightenment in a foreign land.

    Driven by a lifelong love of birds and nature, this book will by turn entertain and inform. From flying kites with larks to necking with nightjars and soaring over the Pyrenees with lammergeyers, the author takes the reader on an intimate trip to the beautiful landscapes of Catalonia in northeast Spain and beyond.

    Paperback £8.99 Buy Now
  • The Raptors of Europe and the Middle East; A Handbook of Field Identification
    The Raptors of Europe and the Middle… by Dick Forsman

    Comprehensive guide to the diurnal raptors of Europe and the Middle East. Detailed text, colour photographs showing plumages of age and sex class of every species, drawings focusing on particular identification details will enable birdwatchers to get to grips with even the most difficult species.

    Paperback £29.99 Buy Now
  • RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds
    RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds by Peter Holden, Stuart Housden

    Over 250 species covered in detail with one page per species. Species account includes concise information on identification, voice, habitat, food, breeding ecology, seasonal movements, population and conservation.

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • The Birds of Lake Atanasovsko; Status and Checklist33% OFF
    The Birds of Lake Atanasovsko; Status… by M Michev et al

    During the past 5 years abundant information has been amassed on the birds of Atanasovsko Lake. This is now presented in this 2nd edition, providing updated, extended and amended information on the birds in this area. B/w illustrations, 44pp. 2004

    Paperback £5.00 RRP: £7.50Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in South Portugal
    Finding Birds in South Portugal by Dave Gosney

    Covers a number of sites from Lisbon southwards and includes the family holiday areas of the Algarve. Detailed directions with good maps. Includes supplementary pages based on visits made in 2009 and 2010, giving updated information for sites in the book plus new sites with detailed maps.

    Paperback £8.50 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in the Canary Islands
    Finding Birds in the Canary Islands by Dave Gosney

    Covers all the islands including El Hierro, La Palma & La Gomera with directions on how to find the endemics.

    Paperback £6.00 Buy Now
  • New Naturalist; British Wildfowl
    New Naturalist; British Wildfowl by David Cabot

    In this seminal work, the author discusses the 56 species of wildfowl that have been recorded either in a natural state, or that have been introduced and now maintain self-sustaining populations in Britain and Ireland.

    Hardback £50.00 Buy Now
  • The Garden Bird Year; A Seasonal Guide to Enjoying the Birds in Your Garden
    The Garden Bird Year; A Seasonal Guide… by Roy Beddard

    Describes and explains, season by season, the bird activity in your garden. Offers practical advise on how to manage your garden for birds. Key species described individually, and illustrated throughout with original art work and photographs.

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • The Birds of Exmoor and the Quantocks26% OFF
    The Birds of Exmoor and the Quantocks by David K Ballance, Brian D Gibbs

    This avifauna covers Exmoor National Park, other parts of West Somerset and, for the first time, the Quantock Hills at the eastern edge of the area. Draws together all published sources since 1800 and offers a complete species list and index, comprehensive bibliography, a review of local ornithology and a gazeteer.

    Paperback £10.99 RRP: £14.95Buy Now
  • Birds for All Seasons; Chronicles from the Thames Valley
    Birds for All Seasons; Chronicles from… by James Monk, Robert Gillmor

    The idea for this book owes its origin to a series of articles written for local readership which bring together simple and well-known facts about birds, their place in mythology and folklore and their conservation and habitats. The author's affection for birds is evident in his personal recollections of his experiences. 30 line drawings, 80pp. 1997

    Paperback £12.95 Buy Now
  • The Shropshire Bird Report 200530% OFF
    The Shropshire Bird Report 2005 by Shropshire Ornithological Society

    Articles on Bohemian Waxwings in Shropshire, Lesser Scaup at Monkmoor, Red Kites nest in Shropshire, BTO Tawny Owl survey, Magnificent frigatebird in Whitchurch, White-tailed Eagle at Venus Pool, Venus Pool report 2005.

    Paperback £3.50 RRP: £5.00Buy Now
  • Las Aves Marinas de España y Portugal (Seabirds of Spain and Portugal)
    Las Aves Marinas de España y Portugal… by Andrew Paterson

    Gives detailed information on all 86 species of seabirds recorded in Spain and Portugal with status of each. Includes records of scarce and rare species. Text in Spanish and English. Black and white illustrations, maps, 444pp. 1997

    Hardback £29.00 Buy Now
  • Coastal Birds: An Audio Guide to Bird Sounds of the British Coastline
    Coastal Birds: An Audio Guide to Bird… by Cheryl Tipp

    Offers the listener the opportunity to learn how to identify the voices of 50 coastal birds regularly found along the shores of the British Isles. CD with booklet. 2009

    CD £9.95 Buy Now
  • Best Birdwatching Sites in Norfolk
    Best Birdwatching Sites in Norfolk by Neil Glenn

    Covers more than 70 sites, including many previously under appreciated areas as well as established hot-spots. Detailed map of each reserve located with the relevant text. 3rd Edition.

    Paperback £17.95 Buy Now
  • Birds of the Mediterranean; A Photographic Guide
    Birds of the Mediterranean; A… by Paul Sterry

    Covers all of the species occurring in the areas bordering the Mediterranean. These regions cover some of the most distinctive and bird rich habitats in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Digital manipulation of the photographs ensures a consistent depiction of light conditions, making comparisons between the images as reliable as a conventional illustrated field guide.

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Birds of Suffolk
    Birds of Suffolk by Steve Piotrowski

    Suffolk is one of the most important birding counties in England with nationally important wetlands and heathlands and a long varied coastline. As well as supporting a superb range of breeding and wintering species, Suffolk has an impressive record for attracting rarities. Also looks at the history, geology, climate and ecology, and examines in detail the status of every species on the Suffolk list.

    Hardback £40.00 Buy Now
  • Collins Complete British Birds
    Collins Complete British Birds by Paul Sterry

    Designed to give everything you need in a simple to use format. Every text entry covers identification of adults and juveniles, songs and calls and where they are most likely to be found. Photographs and maps show where in Britain the birds are found, in which months and cross-referenced to similar looking species.

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Rare Birds in Dorset
    Rare Birds in Dorset -

    A complete review of the status and distribution of all scarce and rare birds in the county since records began. Approximately 16,000 records have been analysed covering 222 species with notes on normal breeding areas, graphs showing seasonal occurrence and distribution maps. Appendices show brief status of common birds in Dorset and the status of escaped/feral birds. Full checklist, 192pp. 1997

    Hardback £21.95 Buy Now
  • Important Bird Areas of European Union Importance in Slovakia
    Important Bird Areas of European Union… -

    The main purpose of this publication is to provide up-to-date information about areas most suitable for the conservation of birds in Slovakia in order to secure appropriate legal designation of Special Protection Areas as required by the Birds Directive. Useful as a comprehensive source of information for birdwatchers and ornithologists as well as academic and research bodies.

    Paperback £18.50 Buy Now
  • The North Norfolk Coast: A New Birder's Guide
    The North Norfolk Coast: A New Birder's… by Ken Lawson

    The North Norfolk Coast is an area of great natural beauty, long famous for its birding sites. Snettisham and Titchwell through to Blakeney Point and Wells Wood - this DVD illustrates each site in great detail with information about practicalities (such as features for disabled birders, parking, etc) and goes a long way to give a feel of the site with footage of the birds as well. 2011

    DVD £16.99 Buy Now
  • Where the Birds are in Northeast Spain
    Where the Birds are in Northeast Spain by Steve West

    This is a birders' book written by a birder with extensive knowledge of the region. The emphasis is intentionally on the autonomous regions of Catalunya (Catalonia) and Aragon, only venturing into Navarra and Valencia either when there is an attractive site in close proximity to the border or when the site is particularly relevant for an interesting species. Rather than a traditional site guide, this is a species guide with a map of where you are likely to see them in this northeast region.

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Bill Oddie's Introduction to Birdwatching
    Bill Oddie's Introduction to Birdwatching by Bill Oddie

    Covers everything you need to know about birdwatching, whether it be identifying the birds you see in your back garden and local park, or further afield. Maybe you want to understand bird behaviour, identify that bird you hear but cannot see, which field guide is best for you, it’s all in here.

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • What's that Bird?
    What's that Bird? by DK Publishing

    This title is ideal if you struggle to tell a swift from a swallow. It's the perfect pocket guide for beginners but also a handy reference for the more seasoned birdwatcher.

    Paperback £6.99 Buy Now
  • Birds; ID Insights, Identifying the More Difficult Birds of Britain
    Birds; ID Insights, Identifying the… by Dominic Couzens

    Ideal for birders of all levels. Its unique layout, comparing the plumages of similar pairs and groups of species, makes it perfect for identifying the more difficult birds found in Britain and other parts of north-west Europe, also includes images showing how to age birds.

    Hardback £16.99 Buy 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
  • Where to Watch Birds in Southern and Western Spain; Andalucía, Extremadura and Gibraltar
    Where to Watch Birds in Southern and… by Ernest Garcia, Andrew Paterson

    Within the ten provinces, this book covers 92 major and 84 minor birding sites including internationally famous areas such as Donana, La Serena, Cabo de Gata and Gibraltar. There is also a comprehensive systematic list of all the birds of the region, an up-to-date summary of rare birds recorded in Southern Spain and advice on travel and accommodation. B/w line drawings, 120 maps, 358pp. 3rd edition. Reprinted 2010

    Paperback £25.00 Buy Now
  • The Finnish Bird Ringing Atlas; Volume I
    The Finnish Bird Ringing Atlas; Volume I by Pertti Saurola et al.

    The first of two volumes, this book gives an introduction to the history of ringing, illustrates temporal changes in numbers of birds ringed and encountered, and describes other marking techniques. The species accounts include the orders from Anseseriformes to Charadriiforme.

    Hardback £43.00 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Estonia Pack
    Finding Birds in Estonia Pack by Dave Gosney

    This book and DVD pack covers 27 of Estonia's best birding sites including Matsalu Bay, Spithami, Nigula, Sorve and the areas around Tartu. In the DVD you will visit most of Estonia's best birding sites and get an idea of just how good they are, either for migrants such as geese and seaducks or rare breeding birds such as Citrine Wagtail, White-backed Woodpecker, Great Snipe and Greenish Warbler or a wealth of commoner species such as Wryneck, Icterine Warbler and Red-breasted Flycatcher. Running time: 85 mins. 2011

    - £20.00 Buy Now
  • Rhagor O Enwau Adar
    Rhagor O Enwau Adar by Lewis, Dewi E

    The Welsh names of birds. 79pp. 2006 edition

    Paperback £4.95 Buy 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
  • The Breeding Birds of Malta
    The Breeding Birds of Malta by Joe Sultana et al.

    Species by species, this title puts all the breeding birds of Malta in the limelight. It tracks their nesting habits and habitats, shares secrets learned from decades of observation and study, delves into old records and history of past breeding birds and follows the latest developments about exciting new species on the scene.

    Hardback £34.95 Buy Now
  • Bird Mimicry: A Remarkable Collection of Imitations by Birds
    Bird Mimicry: A Remarkable Collection… by Richard Ranft

    Features some of the rarest recordings ever captured - more than 25 tracks of incredible avian imitations. Songbirds and talking birds have the ability to memorise and replicate other sounds and in a few species, this talent for plagiarism produces suprising results. Highlights of the CD include a jay that neighs like a horse and a blackbird that imitates a computer modem. 70mins, CD. 2006

    CD £9.99 Buy Now
  • Freshwater Birds of Ireland
    Freshwater Birds of Ireland by Jim Wilson, Mark Carmody

    Profiles the broad range of birds that can be observed eating, drinking and washing on river and canal banks, reservoirs, ponds and lakes. Includes the elegant crested grebe which feeds feathers to its chicks to aid digestion, moorhens, three of which may lay eggs in one nest and may raise two or three broods a year, Irish snipe found on wet ground, and many more.


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  • A Birdwatchers' Guide to Turkey
    A Birdwatchers' Guide to Turkey by Ian Green, Nigel Moorhouse

    Excellent site guide set out on an easy-to-follow regional basis with details of location, accommodation, strategy (precise local details), birds and other wildlife for each area. 37 sites are covered with good, clear maps and there is much useful travel and general information for those planning independent trips. B/w drawings, maps, species list, 122pp. 1995

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • A Patch Made in Heaven; A Year of Birdwatching in One Place
    A Patch Made in Heaven; A Year of… by Dominic Couzens

    This is a diary of a wildlife watching year in a single square kilometre of southern England. Written in wryly humorous style, it details the bird, animal and human visitors that turn up and use this tiny parcel of land. It chronicles the delights, disappointments and frustrations that go with dedicated 'patch-watching'.

    Hardback £12.99 Buy Now
  • Countryside Birds: An Audio Guide to Bird Sounds of the British Countryside
    Countryside Birds: An Audio Guide to… by Cheryl Tipp

    This identification guide presents the sounds of 65 species that call the British countryside home. Covers songbirds such as Yellowhammer and Reed Warbler to game birds such as the Pheasant and the Redlegged Partridge and birds of prey such as the Buzzard. CD with booklet. 2009

    CD £9.99 Buy Now
  • Important Bird Areas in Europe; Priority Sites for Conservation
    Important Bird Areas in Europe;… -

    This 2 volume set provides up to date and revised information on sites covered previously, and data on 1,200 new sites. This book is the most comprehensive attempt to quantify and locate the sites for which conservation is most needed. Detailed yet easy to assimilate information on the status of bird populations and their habitats in areas all over Europe. Chapter by Chapter it discusses for every site, the important species, habitats, and conservation issues. 3,600 sites, maps, tables and graphs, 1,600pp.

    Paperback £35.00 Buy Now
  • The Birds of Ireland: A Field Guide
    The Birds of Ireland: A Field Guide by Jim Wilson, Mark Carmody

    This field guide covers over 260 species in an easy, quick reference format. With eight to fifteen images per species, the key identification features of each bird are shown, with concise descriptions and pointers to indicate important features.

    Paperback £13.99 Buy Now
  • DVD Guide to Birdwatching in England
    DVD Guide to Birdwatching in England by Paul Doherty

    In a novel format, one site is featured for each month and it shows a typical birdwatching day for that time of year. 1hr 50mins

    DVD £13.95 Buy Now

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