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  • The Devil's Cormorant;  A Natural History
    The Devil's Cormorant; A Natural History by Richard King

    Behold the cormorant: silent, still, cruciform, and brooding; flashing, soaring, quick as a snake. Evolution has crafted the only creature on Earth that can migrate the length of a continent, dive and hunt deep underwater, perch comfortably on a branch or a wire, walk on land, climb up cliff faces, feed on thousands of different species, and live beside both fresh and salt water in a vast global range of temperatures and altitudes, often in close proximity to man. Long a symbol of gluttony, greed, bad luck, and evil, the cormorant has led a troubled existence in human history, myth, and literature. The author takes us back in time and around the world to show us the history, nature, ecology, and economy of the world's most misunderstood waterfowl. Illustration type: Black and white photographs, 352pp. 2014


    DUE AUGUST 2014

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  • Important Bird Areas in Africa and Associated Islands: Priority Sites for Conservation
    Important Bird Areas in Africa and… -

    This comprehensive volume provides individual overviews for 58 countries summarising their ornithological importance, ecological background, the political context for conservation and site conservation issues. The data and information has been gathered by people working at grassroots level all over Africa and provide detailed site characteristics, protection status, bird species for which the site is significant and threats and specific conservation issues concerning the site.

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  • Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species
    Bird Feathers: A Guide to North… by S David Scott, Casey McFarland

    Teaches birders to use the characteristics of wing types and feather morphology to identify feathers, not only by species but also by their place on the birds body. Introductory chapters give details on how feathers developed, the parts of a single feather and the variety and types of feathers on a bird. The identification section shows feather samples from 379 bird species from all over North America.

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  • The Secret Lives of Garden Birds
    The Secret Lives of Garden Birds by Dominic Couzens

    This book takes us, month by month, into the secret lives of our most familiar garden birds. Revealing scandalous real life dramas such as the ferocious turf battles of Robins, the profound family ties of Long-tailed Tits and the remarkable sex-life of the Dunnock. Armed with this knowledge this book provides, you will be able to understand, encourage and enjoy your garden birds more than ever.

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  • 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.

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  • The Life of David Lack; Father of Evolutionary Ecology25% OFF
    The Life of David Lack; Father of… by Ted Anderson
    Most people who have taken a biology course in the past 50 years are familiar with the work of David Lack, but few remember his name. Almost all general biology texts produced during that period have a figure showing the beak size differences among the finches of the Galapagos Islands from Lack's 1947 classic, Darwin's Finches. Lack's pioneering conclusions in Darwin's Finches mark the beginning of a new scientific discipline, evolutionary ecology. Tim Birkhead, in his acclaimed book, The Wisdom of Birds, calls Lack the 'hero of modern ornithology.' Who was this influential, yet relatively unknown man? Illustration type: Black and white photographs, 246pp. 2013
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  • Latin for Bird Lovers26% OFF
    Latin for Bird Lovers by Dr Roger Lederer, Carol Burr

    Reveals the meaning, origin and pronunciation of Latin binomials, helping readers to get to grips with the information that these names contain and also communicate more effectively with other birders. Features 'Bird Profile' pages in which the authors explore specific genera in depth and, in 'Latin in Action' information, boxes provide tips that will help readers apply the lore of Latin names to their own birding.

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  • The Gyrfalcon
    The Gyrfalcon by Eugene Potapov, Richard Sale

    The Gyrfalcon is the largest of the world's falcons, occuring across the whole Arctic region, from Greenland and Iceland through northern Scandinavia and across Siberia and northern Canada. This title looks in detail at the life of the Gyrfalcon, its taxonomy, distribution, habitat preferences, hunting methods, breeding behaviour, status and historical and present association with people. Illustrations, photographs, line drawings and text figures, 340pp. 2005

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • A Sparrowhawk's Lament: How British Breeding Birds of Prey Are Faring
    A Sparrowhawk's Lament: How British… by David Cobham, Bruce Pearson

    This title offers unique and deeply personal insights into Britain's birds of prey and how they are faring today. The author delves into the history of these marvellous birds and talks in depth with the scientists and conservationists who are striving to safeguard them. He profiles the writers, poets, and filmmakers who have done so much to change the public's perception of birds of prey. However, although there are success stories, persecution is still rife, so much so that one bird of prey, the Hen Harrier, became extinct in England as a breeding bird in 2013.

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  • The Sounds of Raptors and Falcons
    The Sounds of Raptors and Falcons by Karl-Heinz Dingler et al.

    311 recordings on two audio CDs present the calls and other sounds of 58 raptors and 45 falcons. Also includes 3 language booklet in German, English and French. 156 minutes. 2009

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  • Arctic Shorebirds in North America; A Decade of Monitoring
    Arctic Shorebirds in North America; A… -

    Each year shorebirds from North and South America migrate thousands of miles to spend the summer in the Arctic. There they feed in shoreline marshes and estuaries along some of the most productive and pristine coasts anywhere. With so much available food they are able to reproduce almost explosively, and as winter approaches, they retreat south along with their offspring, to return to the Arctic the following spring. This remarkable pattern of movement and activity has been the object of intensive study by an international team of ornithologists who have spent a decade counting, surveying, and observing these shorebirds.

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  • A-Z of Birds: A birder's tales from around the world24% OFF
    A-Z of Birds: A birder's tales from… by Bo Beolens

    In these entertaining birding anecdotes from around the world, Bo Beolens, alias the Fat Birder, traverses many of the planet's wild places, along with his wife Maggie, looking at birds - some familiar, others exotic, a few beyond a person's most extravagant expectations.

    Paperback £6.75 RRP: £8.99Buy Now
  • The Lanner Falcon
    The Lanner Falcon by Giovanni Leonardi

    A complete natural history of this powerful falcon with details of taxonomy and genetics, structure and functions, distribution and population estimates, territory and breeding densities, breeding season, breeding strategies, diet and hunting techniques, movements, conservation, and habitat association in the Hierofalco complex: a landscape-scale approach.

    Paperback £39.99 Buy Now
  • Albatross: Their world, their ways42% OFF
    Albatross: Their world, their ways by Julian Fitter et al.

    Covers all the world's species of albatross with detailed species accounts. Thought provoking essays from leading experts on albatrosses. Illustrated with 300 colour photographs making it both an authoritative work and a work of art. 240pp. 2008

    Hardback £19.99 RRP: £35.00Buy Now
  • Osprey: Spirit of the Lake
    Osprey: Spirit of the Lake by Joseph Richardson

    Follows the fortunes of a magnificent male osprey that becomes known as "No-ring", and his two successive mates who have produced 19 chicks up to 2009. Shows footage of courtship behaviour, including the male's spectacular aerial displays, and equally spectacular fishing dives, aerial duals with rival birds of prey the buzzard, and collecting nesting material. Duration: 52 mins. 2009

    DVD £12.99 Buy Now
  • Grouse (Collins New Naturalist)43% OFF
    Grouse (Collins New Naturalist) by Adam Watson, Robert Moss

    Covers four of the most emblematic species of our upland regions. Collectively they have the most fascinating life histories of any bird group, individually they have their own stories to tell. The ptarmigan is a resident of our highest mountain areas, the black grouse is famous for its exraordinaty mating displays, the capercaille is one of our largest birds and the red grouse is one of the most researched species. This title offers a fscinating insight into the natural history and biology of these birds, including aspects of their behaviour, the historical relevance of their names, the reason behind population fluctuations and international conservation efforts. Colour photographs, tables, 529pp. 2008

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  • Gatherings of Angels: Migrating Birds and Their Ecology
    Gatherings of Angels: Migrating Birds… -

    The book is a compilation of first-hand accounts by leading US experts in American avian migration. They give not only the biological facts as to how birds find their way around the globe but they also convey the sense of beauty and excitement that attends this extraordinary natural spectacle. Chapters cover background information on migration precede others which focus on individual species or groups, and on the localities, routes and stop-over sites, essential to their survival.

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

    As she was about to turn 50, Phoebe Snetsinger was told she had less than a year to live. Snetsinger, a St. Louis housewife and avid backyard birder, decided to spend that year traveling the world in search of birds. As it turned out, her doctors were wrong, but Phoebe's passion had been ignited and she spent the next eighteen years criss-crossing the globe recklessly staking out her quarry. En route she contracted malaria in Zambia, nearly fell to her death in Zaire, and was kidnapped and gang raped on the outskirts of Port Moresby. Yet none of this curbed her enthusiasm. By the time she died in a bus accident while birding in Madagascar in 1999, Phoebe was world renowned and had seen more species - 8,500 of the roughly 10,000 - than anyone in history.

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  • The Illustrated Guide to Chickens; How to choose them, how to keep them
    The Illustrated Guide to Chickens; How… by Celia Lewis

    Covers the 100 most familiar breeds of chickens in Europe and North America. The breed profiles are written in engaging text that covers the history of each breed, its main characteristics, and information about looking after them.

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  • RSPB Spotlight; Puffins
    RSPB Spotlight; Puffins by Euan Dunn

    Surprisingly little was known about Puffin ecology until recently thanks to their preferred breeding habitat being underground on remote islands or hard-to-reach coastlines. Now Euan Dunn discloses all we have learnt about them as a result of technological advances, and provides a revealing account of their life cycle, behaviour and breeding, what they eat, how they interact in their busy colonies, and where they migrate to in winter. Euan also exposes the mounting threats Puffins face and offers advice on the best places to see them.

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  • A Feathered River Across the Sky
    A Feathered River Across the Sky by Joel Greenberg

    The Passengers Pigeons' propensity to nest, roost, and fly together in vast numbers made them vulnerable to unremitting market and recreational hunting. The spread of railways and telegraph lines created national markets that allowed the birds to be pursued relentlessly. No serious effort was made to protect the species until it was far too late. Greenberg's beautifully written story of the Passenger Pigeon provides a cautionary tale of what happens when natural resources are not harvested sustainably.

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  • The Eponym Dictionary of Birds31% OFF
    The Eponym Dictionary of Birds by Bo Beolens et al.

    This extraordinary new work lists more than 4,000 eponymous names covering 10,000 genera, species and subspecies of birds. Every taxon with an eponymous vernacular or scientific name (whether in current usage or not) is listed, followed by a concise biography of the person concerned. These entries vary in length from a few lines to several paragraphs, depending on the availability of information or the importance of the individual's legacy. The text is punctuated with intriguing or little-known facts unearthed in the course of the authors' extensive research.

    Hardback £34.50 RRP: £50.00Buy 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.

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  • No Space but their Own
    No Space but their Own by Joy Howard

    An anthology of contemporary poetry, with origianl artwork, celebrating our love of birds and the enrichment that encounters with them bring to our lives.

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  • Around the World with 1,000 Birds
    Around the World with 1,000 Birds by Boyman, Russell

    This is not only a journey to see 1,000 birds, it is also to visit the natural habitat and walk in the landscape of other wildlife, like whales, tigers and lions and to find out what the rest of the world is like beyond the cosy comfort of ones home.

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  • Cooking for Birds
    Cooking for Birds by Mark Golley

    Birds are the colourful lifeblood of any garden, whatever its size or location, and one thing is guaranteed, if food is on offer, the birds will come. Cooking for Birds brings you some of the most popular and successful bird food recipes, combined with a range of useful cookery tips and helpful hints on what to feed them.

    Paperback £4.99 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.

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  • Vulnerable Concentrations of Seabirds in Falkland Island Waters
    Vulnerable Concentrations of Seabirds… -

    The award of oil and gas production licences within the Falkland Island conservation Zones in 1996 demanded that the threat to seabirds of potential surface pollution be determined. This new atlas condenses the extensive database established over the first two years of a project, started in 1998, to conduct at sea surveys of seabirds and mammals. Set out into twelve easy to interperate monthly maps, each map highlights the relative vulnerability of the seabird assemblages encountered within the waters surrounding the Falkland Islands.

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  • Growing Barn Owls in my Garden
    Growing Barn Owls in my Garden by Paul Hackney

    The author describes his many encounters with barn owls, from the acquisition of his first breeding pair, 'Barney', a completely humanised owl, to stories of the fascinating array of people involved in releasing, studying, and simply marvelling at this beautiful bird.

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  • Arrivals and Rivals; A duel for the winning bird
    Arrivals and Rivals; A duel for the… by Adrian M Riley

    Joining the twitching world in 2002 the author set out to win the ultimate trophy - 'Birder of the Year' of the British Isles. This is an absorbing account of obsession and intrigues with fellow birders, interspersed with evocative descriptions of the many rare birds seen, images of wild places visited and humorous accounts of twitching that all birders will surely recognise and enjoy.

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  • The Analysis of Owl Pellets
    The Analysis of Owl Pellets by D W Yalden

    An updated and revised guide to identifying what you might find in the pellets of British owls, plus tips on how to present the data and how to estimate the weight of food the birds have eaten.

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  • Vocalizations of Leaf-Warblers and Golden Spectacled Warblers (Phylloscopus and Seicercus)
    Vocalizations of Leaf-Warblers and… by Dr Jochen Martens

    CD 1 contains 78 tracks (Phylloscopus trochilus to Phylloscopus chloronotus). 68.21 mins. CD 2 contains 69 tracks (Phylloscopus boreals to Seicercus poliogenys). 68.14 mins

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  • The Flight of the Emu; A hundred years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001
    The Flight of the Emu; A hundred years… by Libby Robin

    The Emu is the journal of the former Royal Australian Ornithologists Union, now known as Birds Australia. In this book the author describes the achievements and the increasing importance of ornithology in Australia, both amateur and professional, over the past hundred years. Discusses issues of conservation and environmental management, scientific collecting, smuggling and bird protection. Also explores the tensions between amateur and professional ornithologists.

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  • Wings in the Wild; Habits and Habitats of North American Birds
    Wings in the Wild; Habits and Habitats… by Tom Vezo, Paul Kerlinger

    A detailed portrait of birds in their natural environments, offering a glimpse of where birds live and why they live where they do. Chapters on six habitats, arctic tundra, forest and field, ocean, desert and scrubland, freshwater and seashore, provide a fascinating look at how birds are uniquely adapted for life in their own particular environments.

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  • Collins New Naturalist; Terns
    Collins New Naturalist; Terns by David Cabot, Ian Nisbet

    Most of the five species of terns breeding in Britain and Ireland today are under intensive management, involving protection from predators, human interference, egg-collecting, recreational activities, land-use changes, and a range of issues concerning climate change, including rising sea levels and flooding of low-lying colonies. Covering the history of terns in Britain and Ireland, the authors explore these diverse issues as well as offering a comprehensive natural history of these stunning seabirds. Drawing on a wealth of new information and research the authors focus on migration, food and feeding ecology as well as breeding biology and behaviour. Perhaps most importantly, they highlight recent conservation issues and prospects, and what this means for the future of terns.

    Paperback £35.00 Buy Now
  • Effects of Climate Change on Birds
    Effects of Climate Change on Birds by Anders Pape Moller et al.

    Provides extensive overviews of the implications of climate change at a range of scales from individuals to communities for migration, genetics, genomics, ecology, evolution and conservation. Integrates contributions from the leading researchers in the field to provide a coherent and comprehensive approach to the topic.

    Paperback £34.95 Buy Now
  • Twitching through the Swamp
    Twitching through the Swamp by Peter Marren, David Carstairs

    A collection of short musings by Twitcher (aka Peter Marren), accompanied by cartoons drawn by David Carstairs originally published in 'British Wildlife' Also includes previously unpublished cartoons and other notes on the natural world from the NCC staff magazine 'Natural Selection'.

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  • Shorebirds of North America; The Photographic Guide
    Shorebirds of North America; The… by Dennis Paulson

    A photographic guide which represents the first complete guide to North and Central American shorebirds. More than 530 photographs illustrate all shorebird species in their varied plumage and are accompanied by text that points out the variation within common species. Includes identification tips and ways for distinguishing shorebirds from all similar species, at rest and in flight.

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  • The Birdman Abroad
    The Birdman Abroad by Stuart Winter

    by Stuart Winter

    Following a similar format to the popular Tales of a Tabloid Twitcher, this second instalment of tales covers stories from around the world.

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  • Golden Wings and Other Stories about Birders and Birding
    Golden Wings and Other Stories about… by Pete Dunne

    Contains 41 of Dunne's recent essays drawn from his columns in 'Living Bird' 'Wild Bird News' and other publications. Written with his signature wit and insight, they cover everything from a moment of awed communication with a Wandering Albatross to Dunne's imagined 'perfect bird'. 122pp. 2003

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  • Megapodes; an Action Plan for their Conservationction plan for their conservation 1995-1999
    Megapodes; an Action Plan for their… by Rene W R J Dekker, Philip J K McGowan

    Many species of these `thermometer birds' are greatly threatened with extinction. As a result The Megapode Specialist Group was set up to provide a forum for those interested in the study and conservation of these intriguing birds. This book is an appraisal of their parlous state and offers project suggestions for their conservation.

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  • Owls
    Owls by Marianne Taylor

    This informative title covers the owls in the northern hemisphere. The book is divided into two parts, the first giving a general overview of owls and their lives, with chapters on senses and intelligence, hunting and diet, habitat, courtship and breeding, migration, conservation and the relationship between owls and people. The second part presents detailed accounts of all the owl species found in the northern hemisphere.

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  • Eagle Days
    Eagle Days by Stuart Rae

    The first in a new series on Birds and People, this book is based on the author's many years of field experience with eagles. By bringing together Stuart's diary, field notes and photographs, this title provides a complete description of eagles, their behaviour and ecology.

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  • In the Field Among the Feathered; A History of Birders and their Guides
    In the Field Among the Feathered; A… by T R Dunlap

    This title is an essential contribution to the history of birding (in North America) which examines the development of this book genre, relating changes in the guides to shifts in science, the craft knowledge of field identification and the developing technologies of birding photography.

    Hardback £22.50 Buy Now
  • Evolution and Taxonomy of White-cheeked Geese
    Evolution and Taxonomy of White-cheeked… by B W Anderson

    Dr. Anderson's volume is an extension of Hanson's work (White-Cheeked Geese) in four ways. (1) A detailed statistical analysis of Hanson's taxonomy highlighted by a search for intergrades; (2) A revision of Hanson's taxonomy based on the re-analysis; (3) An evolutionary scenario accounting for the taxa; (4) A colour plate section illustrating various plumage characters for about 80 taxa.

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  • John Latham, Surgeon, Ornithologist and Antiquary
    John Latham, Surgeon, Ornithologist and… by Mary Thornton Howard

    This book gives a short account of an unusually long and productive life. John Latham (1740-1837) combined a flourishing medical practice with an international reputation as an ornithologist. He found time to publish a compendium describing all the birds known at that time throughout the world, many of them identified by himself.

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  • Der Baumfalke (The Hobby)
    Der Baumfalke (The Hobby) by Klaus Dietrich Fiuczynski, Paul Sommer

    This is a comprehensive monograph, consolidating and summarising the current state of knowledge of the species. German text.

    Hardback £37.99 Buy Now
  • Birds Talk
    Birds Talk by Edward Cowie

    Ever wondered why herons have such long necks and big feet, why woodpeckers spend so much time 'headbanging', why sparrowhawks are so sneaky or why rooks have such great gang-fests in the winter? Let the birds tell you themselves. A selection of common birds have their say, not without critisism for the 'Hooman' race, but not without praise either.

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  • Extremely Rare Birds in the Western Palearctic
    Extremely Rare Birds in the Western… by Marcel Haas

    This book describes in detail the 155 species of extremely rare birds in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. All records are listed with references to books and articles.

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  • The Swan, A Natural History
    The Swan, A Natural History by Malcolm Schuyl

    Stunning photographs from professional photographer Malcolm Schuyl illustrate this new natural history of the swan, this much-loved creature of beauty and grace. Drawing on decades of research, this lively and inspirational book covers natural history, behaviour, breeding and courtship, swan domestication, both in literature and myth, as well as their conservation.

    Hardback £20.00 Buy Now
  • Collins New Naturalist No. 11 The Heron
    Collins New Naturalist No. 11 The Heron by Frank A Lowe

    For the first time in over forty years, these best-selling, out-of-print New Naturalist monographs are available as print-on-demand editions. Artists Clifford and Rosemary Ellis were asked to design jackets for this series alongside the main series, which resulted in the same stunning, distinctive cover illustrations that had helped inspire an entire new generation of nature enthusiasts.

    Hardback £50.00 Buy Now
  • Life with Birds; A Story of Mutual Exploitation
    Life with Birds; A Story of Mutual… by Malcolm Smith

    The fascinating story of our exploitation of birds, and their exploitation of us. A compilation of amazing international stories with examples from around the world. The author weaves an amazing web of inter-relationships, from the Parsi funeral in Mumbai where birds of prey eat the dead; to collecting eider down from nests in Iceland and standing on the once body-strewn battlefield of Agincourt where birds won the day for the English army, Life with Birds will provide enlightenment as well as a hugely enjoyable read.

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  • Stonechats: A Guide to the Genus Saxicola (Helm Identification Guide)
    Stonechats: A Guide to the Genus… by Ewan Urquhart

    The genus 'Saxicola' contains about thirteen species, depending on taxonomy, and includes two very familiar and attractive British species - the Stonechat and Whinchat. This is a comprehensive treatment of these birds with detailed identification and text covering biology, habitat and range of each species. New DNA data is presented for the first time addressing some of the complex taxonomic issues affecting this genus. Colour plates and photographs, distribution maps, 224pp 2002

    Hardback £50.00 Buy Now
  • 40 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island25% OFF
    40 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Finches… by Peter R. Grant, B. Rosemary Grant

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

    Hardback £25.99 RRP: £34.95Buy Now
  • The Wood Duck and the Mandarin: The Northern Wood Ducks
    The Wood Duck and the Mandarin: The… by Lawton L Shurtleff, Christopher Savage

    The only two species in their genus these two ducks are among the most beautiful in appearance & most remarkable in behaviour. They breed nest and winter in the northern hemisphere seeking out quiet rivers & secluded lakes in their respective native lands. The Mandarin colony in Great Britain is also discussed. Colour photos b/w drawings maps. 232pp. 1996

    Hardback £30.50 Buy Now
  • Jonathan Couch's Cornish Birds
    Jonathan Couch's Cornish Birds -

    Dr Jonathan Couch (1789-1870) of Polperro was Cornwall's foremost naturalist in the 19th century. This book draws on the Royal Institution of Cornwall's extensive collection of his material, in particular his hitherto unpublished study of Cornish birds begun in 1829 and his 'Journal of Natural History' of which 10 of the 12 volumes had been lost for over a century. Illustrations include engravings highlighting of identification encountered by these early naturalists.

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  • Shrikes (Laniidae) of the World; Biology and Conservation
    Shrikes (Laniidae) of the World;… -

    Proceedings of the First International Shrike Symposium 11-15 January 1993. Archbold Biological station, Lake Placid, Florida, USA. Part 1:General Comments Part II Evolution, Systematics and Biogeography. Part III Population Status and Trends. Part IV Foraging Ecology and Habitat Selection. Part V reproductive Ecology. Part VI Captive Breeding and techniques. Part VII Conservation and Management. Part VIII Rappoteur's Comments. Part IX Abstracts of Papers Presented.

    Paperback £22.00 Buy Now
  • Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park
    Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in… by Marie Winn

    This award-winning book tells the story of a pair of red-tails that chose to nest on a high ledge of a 5th Avenue building in 1992. Never before had hawks nested on a city building & this first attempt was fraught with problems & anxieties. It is a charming story of romance exhilaration despair & obsession. map 306pp 1998

    Paperback £7.99 Buy Now

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