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  • Birds of the Harrogate District
    Birds of the Harrogate District by John R Mather

    A complete historical review from the earliest records to the present time. The first checklist, compiled in 1961, listed 186 species which had been recorded since 1948. The number of species recorded in the district at the end of 2000 is now 288, just over half of the total recorded in the British Isles, 310pp. 2001

    Paperback £12.50 Buy Now
  • RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe
    RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and… by Rob Hume

    This guide and 70 minute CD will help you discover all about 800 species of birds regularly found in Britain and Europe and also some rare varieties. Shows adults in typical plumage, with male, female, juvenile and summer or winter variations helping you to identify birds in the field quickly and easily.

    Hardback £30.00 Buy Now
  • Identification Guide to Birds of Britain and Northern Europe
    Identification Guide to Birds of… by Peter Goodfellow, Paul Sterry

    An introduction to birds and bird watching, featuring 150 of the more common bird species most likely to be seen in the fields and gardens of Britain and Northern Europe.

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • North-East Wales Bird Report 200860% OFF
    North-East Wales Bird Report 2008 by CBRG

    Systematic list for the year 2008. also includes articles on Gors Maen Llywd, North Wales Breeding Bird Atlas 2008 - 2011 - Progress so far, Wintering Blackcaps in North East Wales, WeBS counts for selected sites in North East Wales and Ringing Report 2008.

    Paperback £2.00 RRP: £5.00Buy Now
  • Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Garden Birds42% OFF
    Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Garden Birds by Nigel Blake

    Provides comprehensive details on 87 of the most common British species of garden birds. Each species account includes diet, nesting habits, its size, and habitat and distribution. The introduction to this book includes tips on providing food, water and nest boxes for birds in your own garden.

    Paperback £5.75 RRP: £10.00Buy Now
  • A Birding Tourist's Guide to Majorca
    A Birding Tourist's Guide to Majorca by Maties Rebassa, Jose Luis Martinez

    Provides details of 17 sites and 26 itineraries. Notes on 240 species with details of notable endemics. Species list and status and list of birds on the Majorcan rarities.

     

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    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Features of the Shropshire Hills: The Stiperstones and Long Mynd
    Features of the Shropshire Hills: The… by Pete Boardman

    The Stiperstones and The Long Mynd is in the northern part of the Shropshire Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This chart illustrates plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians and invertebrates that inhabit the varied habitats of this area. 2008

    Chart £3.80 Buy Now
  • The Status of Birds in Nottinghamshire
    The Status of Birds in Nottinghamshire by Jason Reece

    Line drawings, 156pp. 2009

    Paperback £9.50 Buy 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
  • The Birds of Dartmoor
    The Birds of Dartmoor by Roger Smaldon

    Provides a comprehensive history of the birds of this area, drawing on references from the late 18th century to the present day. Relying particularly on records of the Devon Birdwatching and Presevation Society and the Dartmoor Study Group for current information, it represents the most complete status report to date. In addition to full details of species there is also an introduction to Dartmoor habitats and a section dealing with a typical Dartmoor year. Line drawings, maps, 246pp. 2005

    Paperback £18.95 Buy Now
  • Cyprus Bird Report 2010
    Cyprus Bird Report 2010 by Colin Richardson et al.

    Contains a systematic list for 2010, the Year at a Glance, list of observers, reports of rare birds and details of the Birdlife Cyprus Ringing Scheme Annual Ringing Report 2010. Colour photographs, tables, barcharts, 206pp. 2011

    Paperback £16.95 Buy Now
  • Key to Identifying Common Birds
    Key to Identifying Common Birds by Lyn Merrick

    A3 key to help you identify some of the common bird species found in Britain

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  • The Birds of Gwent
    The Birds of Gwent by W A Venables et al.

    One of the first comparative breeding bird atlases for a county. The use of data from 1977 and 1987 atlases allows longer term population trends to be analysed and discussed. Details the status, distribution, and past and present fortunes of all birds recorded in Gwent, with a breakdown of all rarity records. Line drawings, distribution maps, colour photographs, 416pp. 2008

    Hardback £40.00 Buy Now
  • The BTO/CJ Garden Birdwatch Book
    The BTO/CJ Garden Birdwatch Book by Toms, Mike

    Presents information gathered through the BTO's research on how birds use gardens and how this has changed over time. Provides tips on attracting and feeding garden birds and observations on their ecology and behaviour which will allow you to engage with wildlife without leaving home. Colour photographs, 128pp. 2003

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Important Bird Areas in Bulgaria
    Important Bird Areas in Bulgaria -

    Whilst the book is written in Bulgarian, each IBA section has an English summary making the book particularly useful for anyone contemplating a visit to the country. Scientific bird names are used throughout. Full English summary explains how the project was organised and explains the various categories employed. Colour photographs and black and white drawings, tables, maps, 176pp. 1997

    Paperback £23.50 Buy Now
  • Checklist of the Birds of Eurasia
    Checklist of the Birds of Eurasia by Ben F King

    Covering 3,062 species in an area which includes the whole of Europe, the Middle East, India, the rest of Asia as far south as Wallacea but excluding Africa and Australasia, the author sets out his criteria for nomenclature, list order and distribution statistics. English and scientific names geographical range and tick box, 105pp. 1997

    Paperback £15.95 Buy Now
  • Echoes from Cape Clear: A Year in the Life of an Irish Island and its Bird Observatory
    Echoes from Cape Clear: A Year in the… by Tom Green

    In 1968, Tom and Stephanie Green left the relative comfort of Oxford to spend a year in Ireland as wardens of the remote Cape Clear Island Bird Observatory. This is their engaging story of ornithological discovery along with detailed information and a vivid portrayal of the island and its people.

    Paperback £20.00 Buy Now
  • ID Chart - Top 50 Garden Birds
    ID Chart - Top 50 Garden Birds by Edward Jackson, Andy Simms

    This 12 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of the top 50 Garden Birds, features many of the species you are likely to find in the garden throughout the year.

    Laminated chart £3.80 Buy Now
  • The Lakeland Eagles
    The Lakeland Eagles by D G Walker

    A complete account of the restablishment of breeding Golden Eagles in the Lake District and their subsequent successes up to the present day. The study covers the period 1979 to 1990 and follows the eagles through the whole year cycle during this time. At the moment the future is rather bleak as fewer birds are being raised in S W Scotland as replacements. B/w photographs, tables, 78pp. 2004 2nd edition

    Paperback £5.00 Buy Now
  • Walking & Birdwatching: In South West Turkey with Botanical & Historical Notes
    Walking & Birdwatching: In South West… by Paul Hope

    Covers a number of walks and birdwatching sites in the South West of Turkey. Each walk includes a map, a bird list and a flower list. Each birdwatching site includes a map and a bird list. Colour photographs, 208pp. Revised edition 2005

    Paperback £12.00 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Andalucía: A Guide to the Best Birding Sites and their Birds
    Finding Birds in Andalucía: A Guide to… by Dave Gosney

    Covers 25 birding sites and footage of over 60 species. Advice on what to listen for to help you find more species.

    DVD £15.95 Buy Now
  • RSPB Gardening for Wildlife
    RSPB Gardening for Wildlife by Adrian Thomas

    This book busts the myths that wildlife gardens have to be wild, or that you can only garden for wildlife in a 'wildlife garden'. It shows how easy it is to incorporate wildlife gardening alongside everything else you want from your garden.

    Hardback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Andalucía; Exactly Where to Go to See the Best Birds
    Finding Birds in Andalucía; Exactly… by Dave Gosney

    Based on the earlier Dave Gosney title 'Finding Birds in Southern Spain' this title includes new maps with more detail, up to date information and GPS coordinates for each site.

    Paperback £7.50 Buy Now
  • Wings and Rings; A History of Bird Migration Studies in Europe
    Wings and Rings; A History of Bird… by Richard Vaughan

    This title is about the systematic or scientific study of bird migration and four pioneering individual ornithologists who feature prominently in this historical study. They were Heinrich Gatke who was the first serious observer of bird migration, Hans Christian Cornelius Mortensen who invented ringing, Johannes Thienemann who founded the first bird observatory and William Eagle Clarke whi initiated the study of visible migration at lighthouses.

    Paperback £19.95 Buy Now
  • A Guide to Hedgerows (ID Chart)
    A Guide to Hedgerows (ID Chart) by Gill Crane

    This 8 sided laminated fold out colour identification chart of Hedgerows provides a guide to the plants, birds, mammals and invertebrates that live in the British hedgerow.

    Laminated chart £3.00 Buy Now
  • Birds of the Cotswolds; A New Breeding Atlas
    Birds of the Cotswolds; A New Breeding… by Tim Hutton et al.

    The product of five years field work by the North Cotswold Ornithological Society, reveals the significant changes of the bird life of the Cotswolds, many of them subtle but others quite spectacular. Descriptive accounts for each species, often containing fascinating local information, presents a clear picture of the breeding distributions of bird species in the area today.

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • A Birdwatchers' Guide to Southern Spain and Gibraltar
    A Birdwatchers' Guide to Southern Spain… by Clive Finlayson

    An excellent, detailed guide to this very popular area of Europe. Covers all the well-known sites such as Ronda, Cape Trafalgar and the Coto Donana plus many other minor areas. Includes information on safe travel, accommodation and health. Many maps. Black and white drawings, 89pp. 1993

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Collins Garden Bird Songs and Calls
    Collins Garden Bird Songs and Calls by Geoff Sample

    Covers 40 of the most common and vocal garden birds. The CD includes over 60 minutes of digitally-recorded sound introduced by a voice-over giving a brief interpretation of the song or call.

    Hardback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Common Garden Bird Calls
    Common Garden Bird Calls by Hannu Jannes, Owen Roberts

    An easy to use guide identifying the calls of more than 60 species of bird commonly found in gardens in Britain and northern Europe. An audio track of each bird song or call can be heard on the accompanying CD which is numbered to coincide with the guide for quick reference.

    Paperback £6.99 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in North Spain
    Finding Birds in North Spain by Dave Gosney

    Coverage of just under 50 species. 2010

    DVD £15.99 Buy Now
  • Nature in Gozo
    Nature in Gozo by John J Borg et al.

    Consisting of three main sections, the first section offers a general overview of Gozo's natural habitat covering different fields of study and highlights the charm and beauty of Gozo's environment and heritage. The second section of the book provides details of 160 floral species that can be found on Gozo and the final section provides details of 130 species of fauna.

    Paperback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Cheshire & Wirral Bird Report 1997
    Cheshire & Wirral Bird Report 1997 by CAWOS

    Includes cattle egret, white-tailed eagle and dark-eyed junco records, BBRC and County Rarities Decisions, scarce species review survey of summering swifts in Cheshire and Wirral, pied flycatchers in Cheshire to 1995. Systematic list and Ringing Report.

    Paperback £5.00 Buy Now
  • The Complete Guide to Ireland's Birds
    The Complete Guide to Ireland's Birds by Eric Dempsey, Michael O'Clery

    Originally published in 1993, it covered all species recorded in Ireland to that date. Since then some species, such as the Corn Bunting have become extinct, while others such as the Little Egret are now well established. This new edition reflects the changes, thus maintaining complete coverage of all Irish species.

    2nd Edition.

    Hardback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Best Birdwatching Sites in Sussex
    Best Birdwatching Sites in Sussex by Adrian Thomas, Peter Francis

    This is an in-depth guide to almost 60 top reserves and lesser known birding spots in the county. Provides detailed maps and access instructions, target birds for each site, tips to tell you how to get the most out of your visit and best sites for wheelchair access and those using public transport.

    Paperback £14.50 Info
  • Birdwatching Walks in the Lake District
    Birdwatching Walks in the Lake District by David Hindle, John Wilson

    Combines the spectacular and beautiful scenery of the Lake District with excellent opportunities to see some of the area's birds and other wildlife. Each walk is designed for all ages and abilities, and for both keen and casual bird watchers.

    Paperback £8.95 Buy Now
  • DVD Guide to the Birds of Britain & Europe
    DVD Guide to the Birds of Britain &… by Paul Doherty

    This set of 3 DVDs is a comprehensive guide to the birds of Europe. The high quality footage has been specially filmed in numerous trips throughout Europe and includes birds singing, flying and calling.

    DVD £31.99 Buy Now
  • Where to Watch Birds; North West England and the Isle of Man
    Where to Watch Birds; North West… by Allan Conlin et al.

    Updated guide to the best birding sites in the northwestern counties of Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire and the Isles of Man. Each site is described in terms of habitat, species, access and timing. Line drawings, maps, 287pp. 2008

    Paperback £18.99 Info
  • The Wildlife Trusts Guide to Birds
    The Wildlife Trusts Guide to Birds -

    Offers a wealth of information for expert or amateur, young or old, on identifying nearly 130 of the most commonly encountered species in Britain and Northern Europe. Its compact size makes it ideal as a pocket companion in the field as well as a useful home reference.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Southern Cyprus
    Finding Birds in Southern Cyprus by Dave Gosney

    Covers no fewer than 27 birding sites in the southern part of the island, including Paphos, Akrotiri, Troodos, Larnaca and Ayia Napa. Sit back and enjoy footage of almost 70 species , including many of the specialities. 2010

    DVD £15.99 Buy Now
  • Bird Watcher's Logbook
    Bird Watcher's Logbook by Coxton Publishing

    A new edition listing all the birds of Britain and Ireland in Voous order plus most of those occurring in North Africa and the near Middle East. Monthly list for recording garden birds arrival and departure date record daily observation log.

    Paperback £10.50 Buy Now
  • Shorebirds of Ireland
    Shorebirds of Ireland by Jim Wilson

    by Jim Wilson

    photography Mark Carmody

    Shorebirds live between the tides on mudflats and shingle, in estuaries and lagoons, on beaches and bays. This title describes how they adapted to this often harsh environment and how they evolved ways of exploiting the food supply.

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Extremadura
    Finding Birds in Extremadura by Dave Gosney

    Covers over 77 species at 15 sites throughout Extremadura, with emphasis on the most popular birding areas around Trujillo and Monfrague.

    DVD £15.99 Buy Now
  • The Atlas of Wintering Birds in the Czech Republic 1982 - 1985
    The Atlas of Wintering Birds in the… by Bejcek V Stastny K., Hudec, K.

    This atlas is based on fieldwork by over 700 observers in almost 611 recording units. A total of 183 species was recorded & for each species the breeding distribution map of 1973-1977 is included alongside the map showing the results of the winter survey. B/w illustrations maps 270pp 1995

    Paperback £12.00 Buy Now
  • Best Birdwatching Sites; The Solway, Cumbria/Dumfries & Galloway
    Best Birdwatching Sites; The Solway,… by John Miles

    The Cumbria chapters cover 76 sites and the Scottish chapters cover 84 sites. The well known sites such as Caerlaverock, South Walney and the Golden Eagle watchpoint at Haweswater along with many lesser known sites on both sides of the Solway.

    Paperback £17.50 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Andalucia Pack
    Finding Birds in Andalucia Pack by Dave Gosney

    The DVD covers 25 sites with footage of over 60 species, the soundtrack providing songs or calls of many of the key species. The book provides detailed maps and GPS coordinates for each site. 48pp. Running time: 78 mins. 2009

    - £20.00 Buy Now
  • 50 Rutland Birds; An Introduction to Rutland's Birdlife
    50 Rutland Birds; An Introduction to… by Terry Mitcham

    The author has selected 50 species of birds from over 280 species that can be found in the inland county of Rutland. Provides identification features, habitat and food details and where you can see them. Covers 20 sites in the Rutland county.

    Paperback £7.50 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Lapland Pack
    Finding Birds in Lapland Pack by Dave Gosney

    The book describes in detail exactly where to go to find and photograph the best birds in Arctic Norway and Finland. The DVD shows exactly what it is like to visit Arctic Scandinavia in June. Running time: 76 minutes. 2010

    - £20.00 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in South Finland Pack
    Finding Birds in South Finland Pack by Dave Gosney

    The book describes all the most exciting birding places in Finland south of the Arctic Circle from Helsinki to Kuusamo. The DVD introduces you to the best birdwatching sites in Finland south of the Arctic Circle. Running time: 95 minutes. 2011

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  • Finding Birds in Lapland
    Finding Birds in Lapland by Dave Gosney

    This is the first book to describe in detail exactly where to go to find and photograph the best birds in Arctic Norway and Finland. Varanger fjord is one of the most exciting and popular birding destinations in Europe and this title will enable you to stand a better chance of finding the rarer species, not just in Arctic Norway but also in those parts of Finland north of the Arctic Circle.

    Paperback £7.50 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Estonia
    Finding Birds in Estonia by Dave Gosney

    This DVD shows you what a fantastic place Estonia is for birds, especially in spring when you can enjoy the spectacle of thousands of geese as well as forests, reedbeds and meadows full of bird song. In this 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.

    DVD £15.99 Buy Now
  • The Birds of Fair Isle
    The Birds of Fair Isle by Nick Dymond

    The first detailed summary of the status & occurrence patterns for all birds recorded on Fair Isle to date. Line drawings & front cover by Dave Pullan. Histograms. 1991.

    Paperback £5.95 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in South Finland
    Finding Birds in South Finland by Dave Gosney

    Describes all the most exciting birding places in Finland south of the Arctic Circle from Helsinki to Kuusamo. Many of Finland's birds, especially the owls, move around from year to year so it's hard to give specific sites but this book gives really detailed directions for how to find many of the other Finnish specialities.

    Paperback £7.50 Buy Now
  • A Guide to British Coastal Birds: Their Songs and Calls
    A Guide to British Coastal Birds: Their… by Brett Westwood et al.

    A knowledgeable and entertaining commentary on the birds, their appearance, calls, and aspects of their behaviour which will help identification, with high quality sound recordings captured in real life and on location by sound recordist Chris Watson. 'Coastal' includes estuaries, sandy beaches, rocky shores, sea cliffs and off-shore islands - all places that people will encounter on holidays around Britain's coastline. Listeners will be able to identify everything from gulls and guillemots to puffins, petrels, terns and turnstones. 2011

    CD £9.25 Buy Now
  • Essential Guide to Birds of the Isles of Scilly
    Essential Guide to Birds of the Isles… by R L Flood et al.

    A concise, up to date and accurate account of all species and subspecies reliably recorded on and around the island.

    Hardback £38.00 Info
  • Finding Birds in Estonia
    Finding Birds in Estonia by Dave Gosney

    Covers 27 of Estonia's best birding sites including Matsalu Bay, Spithami, Nigula, Sorve and the areas around Tartu. Find out about the sites and their birds, including such species as Citrine Wagtail, Greenish Warbler and Red-breasted Flycatcher.

    Paperback £7.50 Buy Now
  • Birding Sweden - Take 2: Owls and Skuas and the Year of the Lemming
    Birding Sweden - Take 2: Owls and Skuas… by Malcolm Rymer

    The birding adventures continue in the uplands beyond Flatruet Plateau. We stake out Slavonian grebes, a great snipe lek, trek into dotterel country before returning to the Svartadalen region of Central Sweden. Mid-summer takes us to Ammarnas and the wildlife of Vindelfjallen Nature Reserve of Central Lapland, which coincides with the best lemming year in several decades resulting in a productive breeding season for long-eared and short-eared owls, tengmalm's, hawk owls and long-tailed skuas.

    DVD £18.99 Buy Now
  • Birds of Cleveland
    Birds of Cleveland by M A Blick

    Detailing the known status of all 362 species recorded in Cleveland up to the end of 2007.

    Paperback £26.00 Buy Now
  • Atlas; Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region
    Atlas; Birds of Moscow City and the… by M V Kalyakin, O V Voltzit

    A complete collection of distribution maps of all breeding, migrant, nomadic and wintering bird species recorded in Moscow City and the Moscow Region from 1999 - 2004. Each map accompanied by brief text characterising their status in the region. Graphs illustrate seasonal presence. Colour photographs of all recorded species. Summarises the data collected.

    Hardback £55.00 Buy Now
  • Bird Songs & Calls
    Bird Songs & Calls by Hannu Jannes, Owen Roberts

    We often hear birdsong but cannot see the bird. This easy to use book and CD offers an ideal way to increase your knowledge of bird identification. The CD features 96 bird calls of species found in a variety of habitats in Britain and Europe. Each audio track is numbered to coincide with the guide for quick reference.

    Hardback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Garden Bird Confidential
    Garden Bird Confidential by Dominic Couzens, Rob Hume

    Do you really know what's going on away from the bird feeder? Discover the private lives of your bird table regulars in this fascinating expose of the drama behind their everyday survival. There are profiles of over 50 birds, with key information for identifying and learning about their different plumage, song, food and ways you can attract them to your garden.

     

    - £14.99 Buy Now
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