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Ornithology - Britain & Europe

  • Garden Birds and Other Wildlife
    Garden Birds and Other Wildlife by Kate Risely, Clare Simm

    Detailed guide to 61 garden bird species, including key facts on their ecology and behaviour. Handy population maps and at a glance charts showing likelihood of seeing the species, month by month. Statistics and behavioural information drawing on 80 years of BTO knowledge. Identification guide to other garden wildlife, covering mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, dragonflies and bumblebee.s Sections on bird behaviour and ecology and wildlife friendly gardening are also included.

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • RSPB Spotlight Eagles
    RSPB Spotlight Eagles by Mike Unwin

    Eagles are among the most impressive hunters of the animal world. Their predatory prowess and flying skills have imbued them with a romance and mystique that runs deep in our culture and has elevated them to emblems of freedom and power across the globe. At the same time, however, people have long seen eagles as competitors. Reviled by farmers and gamekeepers as snatchers of livestock, many species have been driven into decline by persecution and disturbance. Two species of eagle occur in Britain – among 60 worldwide – and are the focus of RSPB Spotlight: Eagles. The regal Golden Eagle is the definitive 'true' eagle and occurs in wilderness areas across the northern hemisphere; the even larger White-tailed Eagle, reintroduced to the UK after historic extinction, belongs to the separate 'sea eagles' genus. These two spectacular birds are both very rare – confined largely to the remote Scottish Highlands – and a sighting of either is one of the UK's most exciting and sought-after wildlife experiences.

    This highly readable study looks separately at both UK eagles, exploring how each is adapted as an apex predator in its own environment, and explores the relationship between the two. Separate chapters cover all aspects of the birds' biology and lifestyle, from defending their vast territories to raising their young. Fascinating secrets are revealed, including the brutal truth behind 'Cain and Abel' syndrome. RSPB Spotlight: Eagles also takes a look at other eagles around the world, placing the two UK species within this broader context. Finally, it examines the complex relationship that humans have enjoyed with eagles since time immemorial, spanning both culture and conservation, and offers expert tips on where and how you can watch these magnificent birds for yourself.

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Checklist of the Birds of Ireland30% OFF
    Checklist of the Birds of Ireland by IRBC

    Lists all 424 species recorded in Ireland up until the end of 1996. Each species entry includes English Irish & scientific name with brief status details. Rare bird occurences listed with month year & location. 40pp 1998

    Paperback £3.50 RRP: £5.00Buy Now
  • Raptors and Owls of Georgia23% OFF
    Raptors and Owls of Georgia by Rafael Antonio Galvez et al.

    The first comprehensive field guide to all raptors and owls recorded in Georgia. Describes 45 species including breeding birds, seasonal residents, migrants and rare visitors. Provides information on identification, behaviour, confusing species, habitat, food source, nesting and population status of each species within Georgia. Colour illustrations, distribution maps. 128pp. 2005

    Cassette £11.50 RRP: £15.00Buy Now
  • British Birds; Report on Rare Birds in Great Britain in 199375% OFF
    British Birds; Report on Rare Birds in… by BBRC

    The official report on all rare birds of 1993 verified by the British Birds Rarities Committee. Colour and black and white photographs, colour and black and white drawings, 1994

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £4.00Buy Now
  • Collins Guide; Garden birds of Britain and Europe89% OFF
    Collins Guide; Garden birds of Britain… by Detlef Singer

    This full-colour photographic guide includes over 100 birds commonly found in the gardens of Britain and Europe. Each bird is illustrated with its own colour photograph to aid identification.

    - £1.00 RRP: £9.99Buy Now
  • 'Birdsong' An Interactive Sound Book
    'Birdsong' An Interactive Sound Book by Jonathan Elphick, Lars Svensson

    At last it is possible to listen to the amazing variety of birdsong that enriches our environment, simply by opening this book. With its unique sound module you can delve into the absorbing text and beautiful photographs of each of the 150 birds while listening to their songs and calls.

    Hardback £30.00 Buy Now
  • RSPB Guide to Birdwatching
    RSPB Guide to Birdwatching by Mike Unwin

    Covers the principles of identification, equipment and field skills, how birds are built and how they work, breeding, feeding and migration, habitats and distribution and how to help birds in your garden. An accessible guide for all ages.

    Paperback £12.99 Buy Now
  • Reed Warblers at Rostherne Mere
    Reed Warblers at Rostherne Mere by Malcolm Calvert

    An account of volunteer warden Malcolm Calvert's 30 year study of reed warblers.

    Paperback £7.00 Buy Now
  • Collins Gem Garden Birds
    Collins Gem Garden Birds by Stephen Moss

    This is the perfect pocket guide for keen birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts to identify the diverse range of birds that inhabit their gardens.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
  • A Birdwatching Guide to France South of the Loire Including Corsica42% OFF
    A Birdwatching Guide to France South of… by Jacqueline Crozier

    One of the largest countries in Europe, the climate of France ranges from Mediterranean to Alpine, wet windy Atlantic to cold Continental. The area covered by this book is roughly half of France south of a line running from the south bank of the Loire estuary on the Atlantic to Lake Geneva in the east. Covers 10 areas on Corsica.

    Paperback £9.99 RRP: £17.50Buy Now
  • Northern Ireland Bird Report 199750% OFF
    Northern Ireland Bird Report 1997 by NIBA

    A systematic list. Articles on Great White Egret Rustic Bunting on Rathlin Island Little Buntings at St Johns Point - Co. Down Scaup - a new Irish breeding species Short-eared Owl and Hen Harrier records from Copeland Bird Observatory. Illustration type: Line Drawings, Map, 117pp. 1999

    Paperback £2.50 RRP: £5.00Buy Now
  • Attracting Birds to your Garden61% OFF
    Attracting Birds to your Garden by Stephen Moss, David Cottridge
    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £12.99Buy Now
  • A Celebration of Garden Birds VHS97% OFF
    A Celebration of Garden Birds VHS by Chris Packham

    Observe garden bird behaviour with this high quality film. Some sequences are set to music, with commentary by popular television presenter and author, Chris Packham.

    VHS £0.25 RRP: £9.99Buy Now
  • Peter Clark's World of Owls: Volume 1 - British Owls89% OFF
    Peter Clark's World of Owls: Volume 1 -… by Peter Clark

    An introduction to owls with detailed information about the six British owls. Includes distribution maps, taxonomy, anatomy, conservation issues, with owl nest box diagrams and plans. Photographic slide show of some of the world owl species including a selection of photographs to print. CD ROM. 2000

    Please check carefully that this software will be compatible with your computer's operating system.

    CD-ROM £1.00 RRP: £9.99Buy Now
  • Woodland Sounds96% OFF
    Woodland Sounds by Sounds Natural

    A collage of bird and mammal sounds taken from other Sounds Natural titles to represent woodland life at different seasons. No commentary.

    Cassette £0.25 RRP: £6.99Buy Now
  • The Birds of Holy Island67% OFF
    The Birds of Holy Island by Kerr, Ian

    Holy Island and the surrounding Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve are part of the Northumberland Coast designated an AONB because of its high quality landscape. Thrusting out into the North Sea, Holy Island provides a landfall for many migrating birds, while the reserve is an important area for wildfowl and waders. The first part of this publication presents what is known historically about the island's birdlife, the second part gives details of geography, habitats, climate and the best bird watching areas, the third part is comprised of seasonal accounts with emphasis on spring and autumn migration and rare species. The fourth section contains details of the 312 species so far found in the area. Colour photographs, 88pp. 2003

    Paperback £1.95 RRP: £6.00Buy Now
  • Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Garden Birds87% OFF
    Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Garden Birds by Dominic Couzens, John Wyatt

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

    Cassette £0.25 RRP: £1.99Buy Now
  • List of Latvian Bird Species 1992; With Comments on Distribution and Number51% OFF
    List of Latvian Bird Species 1992; With… by A Celmins

    322spp in Voous sequence with rarity form. 29pp. 1992

    Paperback £0.49 RRP: £1.00Buy Now
  • Northern Ireland Bird Report 1986-9050% OFF
    Northern Ireland Bird Report 1986-90 by Northern Ireland Birdwatchers Association

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

    Paperback £0.50 RRP: £1.00Buy Now
  • Avifauna der Schweiz74% OFF
    Avifauna der Schweiz by Raffael Winkler

    An annotated list of Swiss birds including details of current status. Text in German with English and scientific names. Includes maps and histograms. 251pp. 1999

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £19.50Buy Now
  • Identifying Our Owls DVD50% OFF
    Identifying Our Owls DVD -

    Provides complete coverage of all 13 species of European Owl. Narrated by TV presenter Iolo Williams.

    DVD £4.99 RRP: £9.99Buy Now
  • Attracting Garden Birds DVD20% OFF
    Attracting Garden Birds DVD -

    Superb footage, high quality sound and a helpful voiceover make this DVD an ideal information source for anyone wishing to encourage more birds into the garden. Narrated by TV presenter Iolo Williams.

    DVD £7.99 RRP: £9.99Buy Now
  • How to Birdwatch46% OFF
    How to Birdwatch by Stephen Moss

    by Stephen Moss

    photography David Tipling

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

    Hardback £6.99 RRP: £12.99Buy Now
  • The Status of Birds in Britain & Ireland50% OFF
    The Status of Birds in Britain & Ireland by David Parkin, Alan Knox

    The Status of Birds in Britain and Ireland was written to update the British Ornithologists' Union's last full Checklist published under the same title as far back as 1971. Since then there have been remarkable changes in both distribution and abundance of the region's birds. Some species have become extinct as breeding birds, whereas others have colonised and even become quite common; many of our most familiar birds have suffered critical declines with changes in land use and climate. Dozens of new species have occurred as vagrants, and many previous vagrants now occur much more frequently.

    Hardback £25.00 RRP: £50.00Buy Now
  • Bill Oddie's Introduction to Birdwatching63% OFF
    Bill Oddie's Introduction to Birdwatching by Bill Oddie
    Paperback £4.75 RRP: £12.99Buy Now
  • Mid-Winter Numbers of Waterbirds in Bulgaria (1977-2001); Results from 25 Years of  Mid-Winter Count50% OFF
    Mid-Winter Numbers of Waterbirds in… by Tanyo Michev, Lyubomir Profirov

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

    Paperback £14.95 RRP: £30.00Buy Now
  • Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Mountains and Lochs87% OFF
    Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Mountains… by Dominic Couzens, John Wyatt

    This tape contains the songs of birds that you can expect to hear near mountains and lochs, helped by an expert commentary.
     

    Cassette £0.25 RRP: £1.99Buy Now
  • Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Sea Cliffs and Islands87% OFF
    Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Sea Cliffs… by Dominic Couzens, John Wyatt

    This tape contains the songs of birds that you can expect to hear near sea cliffs and on islands, helped by an expert commentary.
     

    Cassette £0.25 RRP: £1.99Buy Now
  • Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Rivers and Wet Meadows87% OFF
    Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Rivers and… by Dominic Couzens, John Wyatt

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

    Cassette £0.25 RRP: £1.99Buy Now
  • Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Reedbeds and Open Water87% OFF
    Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Reedbeds… by Dominic Couzens, John Wyatt

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

    Cassette £0.25 RRP: £1.99Buy Now
  • Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Estuaries and Coasts87% OFF
    Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Estuaries… by Dominic Couzens, John Wyatt

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

    Cassette £0.25 RRP: £1.99Info
  • Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Coniferous and Mixed Woods87% OFF
    Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Coniferous… by Dominic Couzens, John Wyatt

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

    Cassette £0.25 RRP: £1.99Buy Now
  • Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Heaths and Moors87% OFF
    Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Heaths and… by Dominic Couzens, John Wyatt

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

    Cassette £0.25 RRP: £1.99Buy Now
  • Teach Yourself Bird Sounds: Broad-leaved Woodlands87% OFF
    Teach Yourself Bird Sounds:… by Dominic Couzens, John Wyatt

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

    Cassette £0.25 RRP: £1.99Buy Now
  • Brecklands Dawn Chorus18% OFF
    Brecklands Dawn Chorus by Andrew Flintham

    Just sit back, close your eyes and enjoy 70 minutes of an unedited dawn chorus from the comfort of your own home. Recorded at 3.15am at the Devil's Punchbowl, one of several of the Breckland Meres situated in Norfolk, you can hear Blackbird, Robin, Chaffinch, Wren, Pigeon, Coot, Mallard, Little Grebe, Cuckoo, fox and deer.

    CD £8.95 RRP: £10.95Buy Now
  • Summer Garden Birds
    Summer Garden Birds by Sounds Natural

    A selection of summer birdsong, including several warbler species. No commentary.
     

    Cassette £6.99 Buy Now
  • RSPB Children's Guide to Birdwatching
    RSPB Children's Guide to Birdwatching by David Chandler, Mike Unwin

    Enjoy the exciting world of birds with this new RSPB guide. It's ideal for 8-12 year olds, but offers a head start to anyone wanting to know more. Packed with colour photos and artwork, it will help you to find and identify birds, choose the right gear and attract birds to your garden, and includes many fun ideas and activities. A field guide section covers all birds that beginners are most likely to see in the UK, with clear illustrations and simple, concise text on identification, behaviour, voice and habitat.

    Paperback £7.99 Buy Now
  • A Birdwatching Guide to Lesvos25% OFF
    A Birdwatching Guide to Lesvos by Steve Dudley

    A Birdwatching Guide to Lesvos sets new standards in 'where to watch' bird guides. In this guide, Steve Dudley, shares his in-depth knowledge of this popular Aegean Island. He has chosen over 60 of the island's best birdwatching sites for you to explore. Specially commissioned maps provides up-to-date and accurate information for each site. Detailed and hugely informative sections introduce you to Lesvos and birdwatching on the island.

    Paperback £14.99 RRP: £19.99Buy Now
  • Bill Oddie's Birds of Britain and Ireland61% OFF
    Bill Oddie's Birds of Britain and Ireland by Bill Oddie

    An ideal book for beginners, describing over 200 common species found in Britain and Ireland. This new edition takes into account the most recent changes to the taxonomic order of bird species, including the latest scientific bird names as well as the common names.

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £12.99Buy Now
  • First for Britain and Ireland 1600-199920% OFF
    First for Britain and Ireland 1600-1999 by Philip Palmer

    A full list of all species new to Britain and Ireland. Approximately 350 plus all category D records to date.

    Hardback £19.99 RRP: £25.00Buy Now
  • A Birdwatching Guide to France North of the Loire37% OFF
    A Birdwatching Guide to France North of… by Jacqueline Crozier

    The area covered by this book is roughly half of France north of a line running from the south bank of the Loire estuary on the Atlantic coast to Lake Geneva in the east. Includes site maps, when to visit and what you are likely to see.

    Paperback £9.99 RRP: £15.99Buy Now
  • The Birds of Leicestershire and Rutland37% OFF
    The Birds of Leicestershire and Rutland by Rob Fray et al.

    This region holds some of England's most important inland reservoirs and holds some 10,000 wintering birds of a variety of species. This area also has an impressive rarity list as well as some of England's few breeding Ospreys. The county also has important woodlands, gull roosts and river habitats.

    Hardback £24.95 RRP: £40.00Buy Now
  • Garden Tits79% OFF
    Garden Tits by Christopher Perrins

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

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £4.99Buy Now
  • Northern Ireland Bird Report80% OFF
    Northern Ireland Bird Report by NIBA

    Systematic list notes on Franklin's Gull: a species new to Northern Ireland and the ecology of a Hen Harrier winter roost.

     

    Paperback £0.99 RRP: £5.00Buy Now
  • Spring Garden Birds96% OFF
    Spring Garden Birds by Sounds Natural
    Relax to a background of garden birds in the springtime. No commentary.

    Cassette £0.25 RRP: £6.99Buy Now
  • The Shropshire Bird Report 200280% OFF
    The Shropshire Bird Report 2002 by SOC

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

    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £5.00Buy Now
  • A Birdwatching Guide to Eastern Spain54% OFF
    A Birdwatching Guide to Eastern Spain by Malcolm Palmer

    Covers the whole of the coastal strip, from the French frontier down to the southern boundary of the Province of Alicante and inland within a comfortable day trip range excluding the area covered by the Pyrenees guide. The greater part of this guide concentrates on the autonomous region of Valencia and includes the hugely important Ebro Delta.

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £10.99Buy Now
  • Birding with Bill Oddie; A Practical Guide to Birdwatching60% OFF
    Birding with Bill Oddie; A Practical… by Bill Oddie, Stephen Moss

    A book to accompany a BBC 2 series in which Bill Oddie describes the emotions and techniques attached to one of the fastest growing hobbies and attempts to convey the magic of this new way of life for many of the country's natural history enthusiasts.

    Paperback £3.99 RRP: £9.99Buy Now
  • Garden Birdwatch Handbook20% OFF
    Garden Birdwatch Handbook by Andrew Cannon

    The book gives full details of the garden bird recording project of the British Trust for Ornithology supported by CJ Wildbird Foods Ltd. Anyone with access to a garden can take part thereby adding to the important scientific record of what birds visit gardens and how their numbers may be changing. BTO

    Paperback £1.99 RRP: £2.50Buy Now
  • Best Birdwatching Sites: Dorset22% OFF
    Best Birdwatching Sites: Dorset by Neil Gartshore

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

    Paperback £13.99 RRP: £17.99Buy Now
  • Birds of Turkey86% OFF
    Birds of Turkey -
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  • Birdwatching in Sussex
    Birdwatching in Sussex by Rob Yarham

    Rob Yarham has chosen his top 20 Sussex birds and written an affectionate, personal tribute to each of them. He then goes on to review the best sites and places to find these top 20 and many other fascinating birds. 96pp. 2009

    Paperback £8.99 Buy Now
  • Birds in Wales 1992-200053% OFF
    Birds in Wales 1992-2000 by Jonathan Green
    Summarises the occurrence of all species recorded in Wales during this period with peak counts at the main sites, ringing recovery data and population estimates.
    Paperback £6.99 RRP: £14.95Buy Now
  • A Birdwatching Guide to Brittany54% OFF
    A Birdwatching Guide to Brittany by Stephanie Coghlan

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

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £10.99Buy Now
  • The Birds of Atanasovsko Lake; Status and Checklist90% OFF
    The Birds of Atanasovsko Lake; Status… by Tanyo Michev et al.

    Atanasovsko Lake is the richest ornithological site in Bulgaria. An enormous amount of data has been collected by a number of both foreign and Bulgarian ornithologists and birdwatchers. The main goal of this publication is to present the most important information in one single paper.

    Paperback £0.50 RRP: £5.00Buy Now
  • 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.

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • 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 Iberia
    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 £29.99 Buy Now
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