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  • The Black Woodpecker; A Monograph on Dryocopus Martius
    The Black Woodpecker; A Monograph on… by Gerard Gorman

    A comprehensive monograph that covers all aspects of the life of one of the largest and most striking woodpeckers. Covers morphology, identification, communication, distribution, behaviour, breeding and relationships with other wildlife and man. Also includes unique drumming waveforms and sonograms of calls.

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • RSPB British Birds of Prey
    RSPB British Birds of Prey by Marianne Taylor

    A celebration of British raptors, including owls. Follows their fortunes as British breeding birds from historical times to the present day.

    Hardback £24.99 Buy Now
  • A Birdwatchers' Guide to Portugal; The Azores & Madeira Archipelagos
    A Birdwatchers' Guide to Portugal; The… by Colm Moore et al.

    In this enlarged edition, all the information has been carefully reviewed and updated, and several new sites have been included for mainland Portugal, meaning 44 birding sites are now described. The scope of this title has been significantly enlarged to include the Azores archipelago with all its rarity hotspots (not dealt with in the first edition). The section about Madeira has been thoroughly reviewed. This is now the first and only birdwatching guide to cover all of Portugal's territory. It is a fundamental reference for anyone, birder, birdwatcher or beginner planning to visit the country with an interest in its birds. 2nd Edition.

    Paperback £17.99 Buy Now
  • Collins Pocket Guide; British Bird Guide
    Collins Pocket Guide; British Bird Guide by Lars Svensson et al.

    Species are described and illustrated on the same page, with up-to-date authoritative text aiding identification. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, 2015

     

     

    Paperback £12.99 Info
  • Finding Birds in Lapland
    Finding Birds in Lapland by Dave Gosney

    Shows exactly what it's like to visit Arctic Scandinavia in June. You'll see footage of the most exciting species, you'll get an idea of what each of the sites are like and you'll learn more about the area and its birds. 76 mins. 2010

    DVD £15.95 Buy Now
  • Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Farmland and Scrub87% OFF
    Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Farmland… by Dominic Couzens, John Wyatt

    This tape contains the songs of birds that you can expect to hear in farmlands, helped by an expert commentary.
     

    Cassette £0.25 RRP: £1.99Buy Now
  • Gardens: Their Hidden Life
    Gardens: Their Hidden Life by Colin Spedding

    by Colin Spedding

    Comprehensive and thoughtful analysis of the wildlife to be found right outside our back door. Gardens are most people's main opportunity to see an ecosystem at work. Even the smallest space contains a collection of both wild animals and plants. Yet we are often oblivious of the sheer richness of experience that our gardens can provide. Most of us do not expect to see anything they haven't built or planted.

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Collins Bird Guide
    Collins Bird Guide by Lars Svensson, Peter J Grant

    Collins Bird Guide has already become established as the most essential reference to British and European bird identification. This new edition has been fully revised, the main accounts contain 41 new species and many subspecies receive new or more extensive coverage, there are 14 new double page spreads and some 60 plates redesigned or repainted. All the maps have been revised.

    Hardback £30.00 Buy Now
  • Where to Watch Birds: Britain
    Where to Watch Birds: Britain by Simon Harrap, Nigel Redman

    A rewritten and considerably expanded new edition of the highly acclaimed 'Birdwatching in Britain: a site by site guide' published by the same authors in 1986. In the familiar format each site is considered in terms of habitat, timing, access and calendar allowing birders optimum chances of getting the best out of each site and region.

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

    The DVD covers many of the sites covered in the book and gives you a real feel for the area. 2012

    DVD £15.95 Buy Now
  • Icelandic Bird Guide
    Icelandic Bird Guide by Johann Oli Hilmarsson

    This new edition has been completely revised and expanded. Covers all Icelandic breeding birds, regular visitors and numerous annual vagrants. Concise text describes appearance and behaviour, their diet and habitat. Colour photographs, distribution maps, 319pp. 2nd edition 2011

    Hardback £59.95 Buy Now
  • Garden Bird Sounds
    Garden Bird Sounds by Geoff Sample

    This collection of 70 birdsongs with species announcements will help you to recognise the birds in your garden by their calls and songs.
     

    CD £11.99 Buy Now
  • Crete Bird Report 1999
    Crete Bird Report 1999 by Denis Townsend

    Report of numbers of birds seen and where. Also list of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and butterflies. 18pp. 2000

    Paperback £6.00 Buy Now
  • Where to Watch Birds; Devon and Cornwall including the Isles of Scilly & Lundy
    Where to Watch Birds; Devon and… by David Norman, Vic Tucker

    Details of sites easily accessible from various holiday destinations, with information on disability access. 

    5th Edition.

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Collins Guide; Scottish Birds
    Collins Guide; Scottish Birds by Valerie Thom

    A reissue of the best selling guide to over 180 species. Places to visit section detailing over 70 of the best sites in Scotland for birdwatching. Colour illustrations, 256pp. 2008 edition

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Where to Watch Birds; Somerset, Gloucestershire & Wiltshire
    Where to Watch Birds; Somerset,… by Ken Hall, John Grovett

    Covers all the best birding sites in this relatively undeveloped region. Describes each site in terms of habitat, species, access, timing and calendar, enabling all birders to get the best out of any birding excursions in this region. Line drawings, maps, 300pp. 3rd edition 2003

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Cyprus; 26 December 1993-1 January 199450% OFF
    Cyprus; 26 December 1993-1 January 1994 by Jeff Price, Elaine C Grandjean

    Describes 5 days birding in the Paphos/Troodos/Cape Greco triangle in the Greek sector of the island. Itinerary site details with maps species list. 16pp 1995

    Paperback £0.50 RRP: £1.00Buy Now
  • Where to Watch Birds; Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight
    Where to Watch Birds; Dorset, Hampshire… by Martin Cade, George Green

    Maps and line drawings, 308pp. 4th edition 2010

    Paperback £18.99 Buy Now
  • Where to Watch Birds in Switzerland
    Where to Watch Birds in Switzerland by Marco Sacchi et al.

    The first birdwatching guide to a country which boasts Wallcreeper, Alpine Accentor, Alpine Chough and Nutcracker amongst its breeding bird population. 45 major sites are covered with the usual information on access, times to visit and accommodation. Also gives suggested itineraries for each site to avoid time wasting. Black and white photographs and line drawings, colour maps, 176pp. 1999

    Paperback £19.99 Buy 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
  • Collins Bird Guide: The Most Complete Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe
    Collins Bird Guide: The Most Complete… by Lars Svensson, Peter J Grant

    Collins Bird Guide has already become established as the most essential reference to British and European bird identification. This new edition has been fully revised, the main accounts contain 41 new species and many subspecies receive new or more extensive coverage, some 60 plates redesigned or repainted and all the maps revised. Colour illustrations, 448pp. 2nd edition 2010

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • A Winter's Tale from Bulgaria
    A Winter's Tale from Bulgaria by Malcom Rymer

    Many thousands of European white-fronted geese, wintering wildfowl, grebes, divers, larks, woodpeckers, owls, pelicans all winter on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. Filmed over several winters, they all feature in this production along with long-legged and rough-legged buzzards from the north, and eagles and vultures in the Rhodope mountains. Duration: 1 hour 55 mins

    DVD £18.99 Buy Now
  • DVD Guide to Birdwatching in Europe
    DVD Guide to Birdwatching in Europe by Paul Doherty

    Features 255 species in ten locations in Europe. Sites covered throughout the year are The Netherlands in February, Eilat in March, Extremadura, Pyrenees and Lesvos in April, East Poland in May, Central Poland and North Norway in June and Falsterbo and Northern Israel in October. Duration: 3hrs 15 mins

    DVD £17.95 Buy Now
  • A Poster of the Birds of Gardens and Parkland; British Isles & Europe
    A Poster of the Birds of Gardens and… by N Korck

    Full colour laminated chart. Size: 900mm x 594mm

    - £9.99 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in South-West Turkey26% OFF
    Finding Birds in South-West Turkey by Dave Gosney

    This is the first of two books to update Finding Birds in Western Turkey. 2014

    Paperback £5.50 RRP: £7.50Buy Now
  • Merlins of the South-East Yorkshire Dales
    Merlins of the South-East Yorkshire Dales by Peter M Wright

    This title is based on the observations of the author made over a 30 year period between 1973-2002. Since Rowan published the results of his study in 'British Birds' (1921-1922), no one had seriously attempted any systematic work on the Merlins of Embsay and Barden moors. The study area undertaken here is centred on Grassington in the south-east corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Covers habitat, hunting and feeding, the breeding season and much more.

    Paperback £10.00 Buy Now
  • Taking Flight: The Birds of Langford Lowfields
    Taking Flight: The Birds of Langford… by Michael Warren
    Hardback £30.00 Buy Now
  • RSPB Spotlight; Robins
    RSPB Spotlight; Robins by Marianne Taylor

    Their melodious voices, bright red breasts and cheeky attitudes have always endeared Robins to the public, but how much do we really know about these familiar garden visitors.

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  • Ptaci Oblasti Ceske republiky: Special Protecion Areas of the Czech Republic
    Ptaci Oblasti Ceske republiky: Special… -

    This publication briefly represents all Special Protected Areas of the Czech Republic.

    Paperback £11.95 Buy Now
  • RSPB Seabirds
    RSPB Seabirds by Marianne Taylor

    Seabirds are the living links between land, air and sea. They enjoy a freedom that even humans, with all our technological assistance, can barely imagine.  The author presents detailed biographies of all the seabird species that breed in and around the British Isles, and also looks at the many species that breed elsewhere but which, regularly or occasionally, visit British waters.

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Arran Bird Atlas 2007-2012: Mapping the Breeding and Wintering Birds of Arran
    Arran Bird Atlas 2007-2012: Mapping the… by Dr Jim Cassels

    This is a report on a local atlas project which covers the whole of Arran. Provides an overview of the islands breeding and wintering avifauna with all species illustrated with a small photograph. All but the rarest species have a tetrad-scale map showing breeding period and/or winter distribution.

    Paperback £8.00 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Northern Greece
    Finding Birds in Northern Greece by Dave Gosney

    Describes the best birding sites in detail.

    Paperback £7.50 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Northern Greece
    Finding Birds in Northern Greece -

    This DVD shows you how fabulous the birding is at many sites in Northern Greece. Features the best bird places such as Lake Kerkini, Porto Lagos, Dadia forest, the Nestos and Axios deltas and several mountain sites.

    DVD £15.95 Buy Now
  • The Shropshire Bird Report 2008
    The Shropshire Bird Report 2008 -

    A total of 200 species was recorded in Shropshire in 2008 (including escapes/feral residents), representing a better than average year in terms of the diversity of species recorded.

    - £4.00 Buy Now
  • Birds of Charnwood
    Birds of Charnwood by Michael Webster

    An introduction to the breeding birds of this Leicestershire woodland with complete information on residents, visitors and passage migrants. Also gives details of 93 species found breeding during the 1992-1994 survey together with an account of the conservation activities taking place. Includes detailed studies of Tawny Owl and Woodcock, 196pp. 1997

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • La Conservazione Degli Uccelli In Italia
    La Conservazione Degli Uccelli In Italia by Marco Lambertini, Fabio Casale

    A report on a conference held in Italy in 1995 the purpose of which was to draw together national and international experience in the field of bird conservation to consider all the approaches necessary in the formulation of a national strategy for bird conservation in Italy. 38 contributors read papers on various aspects of the subject matter. Text is mainly Italian with English abstracts, 222pp. 1995

    Paperback £5.00 Buy Now
  • A Day in Donana
    A Day in Donana by Martin Jacoby

    Introduces you to some of the wild animals, plants and people who live in and around the park and also its natural history. Colour photographs. 160pp. 2003 revised edition

    Paperback £12.95 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Bulgaria
    Finding Birds in Bulgaria by Dave Gosney

    Covers 10 sites, maps. Now 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. 21pp

    Paperback £6.00 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in Southern France
    Finding Birds in Southern France by Dave Gosney

    Seven major sites, maps, 29pp 1994

    Paperback £6.00 Buy Now
  • Dictionar Poliglot Al Speciilor De Pasari Din Romania/Dictionary of Species of Birds in Romania
    Dictionar Poliglot Al Speciilor De… -

    Complete checklist of Romanian species and a key to status, 57pp. 1998

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • North Cyprus Bird Report 1998 and Cyprus Checklist
    North Cyprus Bird Report 1998 and… -

    The first bird report for North Cyprus, published by the North Cyprus Society for the Protection of Birds and Nature (Kuskor). Contains an 1998 editorial review followed by a systematic list and a checklist for both north and south Cyprus. Rarity description of Rock Buntings found near Besparmak in November 1998, 55pp. 1999

    Paperback £9.00 Buy Now
  • A Poster of the Birds of Prey of British Isles and Europe
    A Poster of the Birds of Prey of… by N Korck
    Full colour laminated chart. Size: 900mm x 594mm
    - £9.99 Info
  • Best Birdwatching Sites in North Wales
    Best Birdwatching Sites in North Wales by Alan Davies, Owen Roberts

    Features around 60 sites from South Stack on Anglesey to Gresford Flash near Wrexham. Detailed maps and access information, disabled access and public transport information. 192pp. 2007

    Paperback £17.95 Buy Now
  • Birds of Argyll
    Birds of Argyll by Argyll Bird Club

    This title represents the culmination of the Argyll Bird Club's documentation of numbers and distribution of the birds of Argyll in a systematic way. A celebration of Argyll's birds and an invaluable contribution to their conservation and the the effective managment of their habitats. The information presented in this title will help to inform conservation practices and land management activities to those who take decisions about land use planning and management. Maps, colour photographs, black and white illustrations, 424pp. 2007

    Hardback £45.00 Buy Now
  • A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Malta
    A Photographic Guide to the Birds of… by Andre F Raine

    Amongst birdwatchers throughout Europe, the Maltese islands have a regrettable reputation for the widespread killing and trapping of protected bird species. This is a great shame as the islands hold so much potential for bird watching and conservation. This title covers some of these issues and also includes detailed accounts and photos of 130 species, including resident breeders and common visitors. Colour photographs, 200pp. 2011

    Paperback £15.00 Buy Now
  • Birding in Eastern Europe
    Birding in Eastern Europe by Gerard Gorman

    Covers sites in eleven countries of Eastern Europe - Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Each site has map with co-ordinates, location and access, time to visit, what you will see there and tips from the author. Species index, 282pp. 2006

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in South Portugal Pack
    Finding Birds in South Portugal Pack -

    Covers a number of sites from Lisbon southwards and includes the family holiday areas of the Algarve. Detailed directions with good maps. DVD 78 mins. 2013

    Mixed £19.95 Buy Now
  • The Handbook of Bird Identification for Europe and the Western Palearctic
    The Handbook of Bird Identification for… by Mark Beaman, Steve Madge

    The first identification guide to describe and illustrate all the species that have ever occured in the region including vagrants and accidentals. The species are covered by family with each family introduction followed by the relevant colour plates and species accounts. There are detailed coloured distribution maps within the species texts. 357 colour plates, 625 colour maps, 872pp. 1998

    Hardback £75.00 Buy Now
  • Guide to Summer Coastal Birds
    Guide to Summer Coastal Birds by Mike Langman, Rebecca Farley-Brown

    From Cormorants to Kittiwakes, and Guillemots to gulls, this 8-panel laminated fold-out chart features 28 of the birds you can see around the coastline of the UK in the summer.

    8 page fold out laminated chart £3.00 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in South West Turkey
    Finding Birds in South West Turkey -

    Footage of 67 species on a tour of the coastline of South-west Turkey, visiting all the best birding sites en route to the mountains. Includes helpful tips on how to find and identify the warblers and robins by their songs and which sites you should really go out of your way to visit.

    DVD £15.95 Buy Now
  • Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland
    Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and… by Mark Golley

    Stunningly illustrated and simple to use, this brand new, fully updated, edition of a practical and informative guide is a must for any birdwatcher's pocket. The book is packed with identification tips, details of habitat and calls for over 280 bird species, and includes all those seen regularly in Britain and Ireland, as well as some of the less common migrants. It is illustrated throughout with more than 1,000 spectacular, full-colour illustrations by leading bird artist David Daly.

    Paperback £14.99 Info
  • Collins BTO Guide to Rare British Birds
    Collins BTO Guide to Rare British Birds by Paul Sterry, Paul Stancliffe

    This book is the companion volume to the Collins BTO Guide to British Birds. It covers all the rare and scarce birds that have occurred in Britain and Ireland five times or more, as of February 2015.  Unlike its companion volume, distribution maps are not included, as they are of little relevance when dealing with rare and scarce birds in Britain and Ireland: by their very nature, vagrant birds can turn up almost anywhere. However, where a part of Britain or Ireland is noteworthy for the occurrence of a given species, then the region in question is mentioned in the text.

    Paperback £24.99 Buy Now
  • Collins BTO Guide to Rare British Birds
    Collins BTO Guide to Rare British Birds by Paul Sterry, Paul Stancliffe

    This book is the companion volume to the Collins BTO Guide to British Birds. It covers all the rare and scarce birds that have occurred in Britain and Ireland five times or more, as of February 2015.  Unlike its companion volume, distribution maps are not included, as they are of little relevance when dealing with rare and scarce birds in Britain and Ireland: by their very nature, vagrant birds can turn up almost anywhere. However, where a part of Britain or Ireland is noteworthy for the occurrence of a given species, then the region in question is mentioned in the text.

    Hardback £29.99 Buy Now
  • Birding Frontiers Challenge Series: Winter
    Birding Frontiers Challenge Series:… by Martin Garner

    This is the second in the series, focusing on the season of winter. Most birders go out into the field knowing roughly what might be encountered in a given season and not needing all the information on all species pertaining to the whole year. So the Challenge Series continues with a number of winter 'challenges'. Over 40 challenging taxa are covered in 15 chapters, crammed with information, some of it ‘hot off the presses’. Each ID challenge is presented in a concise and accessible form with accompanying photos, illustrations, and sonograms where appropriate.

    Paperback £24.99 Buy Now
  • RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds (Second edition)
    RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds (Second… by Peter Holden, Stuart Housden

    The RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds is the ideal reference for keen birdwatchers and visitors to Scotland alike, and this fully updated second edition is richer and more comprehensive than ever. Over 250 species are covered in detail with each account including information on identification, voice, habits, habitat, food, breeding, ecology, seasonal movements, population and conservation. More than 1,000 superb colour illustrations by some of the world's leading bird artists are integrated into the text for easy reference. This second edition features newly added Gaelic names, updated distribution maps, and also incorporates the latest information on the conservation status of each species. Concise text offers a 'biography' of each species in simple, non-technical language. Practical, easy-to-use format- Updated distribution maps show resident species, summer and winter visitors, and passage migrants.

    Paperback £12.99 Buy Now
  • Finding Birds in North-West Turkey
    Finding Birds in North-West Turkey by Dave Gosney

    This book covers the areas of Turkey between Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, including the ‘Marmara lakes’ around Bursa.   Dave Gosney writes: ‘North-west Turkey used to be one of the most popular destinations for European birders but nowadays the fashion is to travel much further into Turkey for even more exotic species. However, this is still an exceptional area with breeding species such as Green Warbler, Red-fronted Serin, Kruper’s Nuthatch, Black Vulture, Imperial Eagle, White-throated Robin and the western race of Cinereous Bunting. This book gives precise details of where all these birds can be found and guides you to terrific wetlands such as Lake Apolyont, Buyuk Cekmece Lake and Nallihan Kus Cenetti’.

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

    The text and maps of the original book have remained unaltered, so this is not a complete update.  The sites covered in this supplement include:  Lake Durankulak  Cape Kaliakra  Pomorie Saltpans  Lake Atanasovo  Lake Burgas  Lake Mandra   plus ‘new’ sites at Goritsa, Poroy, Alepu and Arkutino.

    Paperback £6.00 Buy Now
  • Birding in Poland
    Birding in Poland by Various

    This is the most comprehensive birdwatching guidebook describing Poland ever published. The book also includes a general description of avifauna in Poland, practical tips on birdwatching and travelling around, a chapter on the legal aspects of birdwatching and two articles on Aquatic Warbler and White Stork, as well as photos of typical habitats and a checklist of the birds of Poland.

    Hardback £42.99 Buy Now
  • A Naturalist's Guide to Birds of Britain & Northern Europe
    A Naturalist's Guide to Birds of… by Peter Goodfellow

    An entry-level photographic identification guide to the commoner birds of Britain and Northern Europe. It features 280 species that the amateur naturalist might expect to see in the field or garden. It also covers geography, climate, habits, taxonomy and nomenclature, bird topography, and the best places to watch birds in a way that doesn't assume prior knowledge of the subject. It includes a list of useful addresses and contacts. Protective plastic dust cover for durability in the field.

    Paperback £8.99 Buy Now
  • A Naturalist's Guide to Garden Birds of the British Isles
    A Naturalist's Guide to Garden Birds of… by Peter Goodfellow

    An easy-to-use identification guide to 90 bird species most commonly seen in or over the gardens of Britain, Ireland and other parts of Northern Europe. Authoritative text describes key identification features. Overview of classification, making gardens attractive for birds, nest boxes and conservation. Every species illustrated in colour. Includes glossary, useful addresses and website contact details. Protective plastic dust cover for durability in the field.

    Paperback £8.99 Buy Now
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