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Ornithology - Australasia

  • Field Guide to Australian Birds
    Field Guide to Australian Birds by Michael Morcombe

    A comprehensive and detailed handbook on the 850 species from the mainland, Tasmania and Australia's island territories. 3,400 illustrations detailing many subspecies, males, females and juveniles. Detailed descriptionss of bird song, section containing illustrations of nests and eggs of birds that breed in Australia.

    Paperback £34.99 Buy Now
  • Birds of New Zealand; A Photographic Guide
    Birds of New Zealand; A Photographic… by Paul Schofield

    This title offers a definitive introduction to the identification and behaviour of the country's extraordinary avian life. Includes expert and up-to-date information on the 345 bird species found in New Zealand, including species ranging from albatrosses and shearwaters to kiwis and kaka. It will be a valuable addition to the existing literature on birding.

    - £65.00 Buy Now
  • Field Guide to the Wildlife of New Zealand
    Field Guide to the Wildlife of New… by Julian Fitter

    This comprehensive guide covers most of the birds, many of the other vertebrate species and a large number of typical invertebrates and flora to be found in New Zealand.

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Field Guide to Australian Birds (Complete Compact Edition)
    Field Guide to Australian Birds… by Michael Morcombe

    This compact edition has a totally different layout to the larger original guide. 'Quick guide' at the beginning of each of the 26 family groups. All birds are grouped to scale and compared with a common species, comprehensive mapping, illustration and description of subspecies, especially distinctive subspecies.

    Paperback £29.99 Buy Now
  • The Complete Field Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia
    The Complete Field Guide to Finding the… by Richard Thomas et al.

    This fully revised second edition expands on the best-selling appeal of the first, describing the best-known sites for all of Australia's endemic birds, plus vagrants and regular migrants such as seabirds and shorebirds. It covers all states and territories, and is the first guide to include all of Australia's island and external territories.

    Paperback £44.95 Buy Now
  • Where to Watch Birds in Canterbury
    Where to Watch Birds in Canterbury by Nick Allen

    The primary aim of this title is to promote bird watching in Canterbury, New Zealand. This is a comprehensive description of good places to watch birds in the region. For the purposes of this guide the boundaries follow those of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand with a northern boundary formed by the Clarence River, a western boundary of the Main Divide of the Southern Alps and a southern boundary of the courses of the Waitaki and Ahuriri Rivers.

    Paperback £21.50 Buy Now
  • Pigeons and Doves of Australia
    Pigeons and Doves of Australia by Joseph M Forshaw, William T Cooper

    In Pigeons and Doves of Australia, Joseph Forshaw and William Cooper have summarised our current knowledge of all species, including those occurring on Christmas, Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands, and with superb artwork have given readers a visual appreciation of the birds in their natural habitats. Historical accounts of extinct species are also included. Detailed information on management practices for all species is presented, ensuring that Pigeons and Doves in Australia will become the standard reference work on these birds for ornithologists and aviculturists.

    Hardback £170.00 Buy Now
  • Birding Australia; A Directory for Birders. International Edition 2010
    Birding Australia; A Directory for… by Lloyd Nielsen

    Concentrates on everything an international visitor needs to know when planning a birding trip to Australia. Provides details of where to go, what you are likely to see, accommodation with contact details, local birding organisations and websites.Ring bound.

    Paperback £29.00 Buy Now
  • Anoraks to Zitting Cisticola; A Whole Lot of Stuff About Bird Watching
    Anoraks to Zitting Cisticola; A Whole… by Sean Dooley

    This is a secret guide to the secret world of birdwatching. It has all the stuff the other bird books don't tell you: how to look cool in binoculars, how to spot someone with Asbirders Syndrome (and how to avoid them at parties), what not to wear, which websites with 'bird' in the title you can safely visit without tripping any filters on your computer, not to mention how to pronounce Zitting Cisticola. Guaranteed to keep even the most casual bird-nerd amused.

    Paperback £17.99 Buy Now
  • Traveller's Guide; Birds of New Zealand
    Traveller's Guide; Birds of New Zealand by Julian Fitter

    Compact guide to the birds of New Zealand, including tips on where to go to make the most of your visit.

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Seabird Genius; The story of LE Richdale, the Royal Albatross and the Yellow-eyed Penguin
    Seabird Genius; The story of LE… by Neville Peat

    A biography of Lance Richdale, a shy and obsessed man whose legacy is a nature tourism industry in Dunedin worth millions and the longest running seabird population study in the world. He achieved international fame as the father of Otago's albatross colony from 1936 and for his research on the behaviour of the Yellow-eyed penguin and the sooty shearwater, or mutton bird.

    Paperback £27.50 Buy Now
  • Where to Find Birds in Far North New Zealand
    Where to Find Birds in Far North New… by Detlef Davies

    This handy little book fills an important niche for birdwatchers in New Zealand. Provides detailed instructions on finding good birding sites.

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • The Reed Field Guide to New Zealand Birds; Revised Edition
    The Reed Field Guide to New Zealand… by Geoff Moon

    Covers all species found on mainland New Zealand, with descriptions on habitat, distribution, physical characteristics and breeding habits. Plumage differences are shown where relevant.

    Hardback £23.95 Info
  • The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
    The Hand Guide to the Birds of New… by Hugh Robertson, Barrie Heather

    This book comprises the first section of the original 'Field Guide' -colour identification plates, distribution maps and a short description, omiting the more detailed section on the biology and ecology of the species described. This makes it a more portable guide whilst still giving comprehensive cover.

    Paperback £41.99 Buy Now
  • New Zealand Bird Calls
    New Zealand Bird Calls by Lynnette Moon et al.

    In this book and CD package is a selection of 60 of the most popular, important or interesting birds. The book includes information on habitat, distribution, appearance and behaviour whilst the CD provides up to three different calls of each bird, such as alarm, territory and courtship songs.

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Birds of Australia23% OFF
    Birds of Australia by Don Hadden

    Showcases the birds in intimate and breathtaking environments, from sea and shore birds to night birds, honeyeaters and finches.

    Hardback £12.99 RRP: £16.99Buy Now
  • The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds
    The Slater Field Guide to Australian… by Peter Slater et al.

    This revised compact edition describes and illustrates over 750 species showing sex and age plumage variations. Distribution maps are included as well as egg paintings. Very handy pocket size. 2nd edition.

    Paperback £17.99 Buy Now
  • Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand
    Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand by Dr Brian Gill et al

    A substantially revised and updated official list of all the birds in the New Zealand region, including Norfolk and Macquarie Islands and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica. An up to date distributional status of the birds is of particular interest to those with an interest in environmental conservation. 4th edition.

    Paperback £69.95 Buy Now
  • Birds of New Zealand; Locality Guide
    Birds of New Zealand; Locality Guide by Stuart Chambers

    A selective guide to introduce people to birds they have a chance of seeing and only taking them to places which are easy to get to and which promise results. 3rd edition.

    Ringbound £29.95 Info
  • As Aves de Timor-Leste; Burung-Burung di Timor-Leste; The Birds of Timor-Leste
    As Aves de Timor-Leste; Burung-Burung… by Colin R Trainor et al.

    This field guide covers identification of 261 species recorded in Timor-Leste. Also includes relative abundance, conservation status, habitat use and some key sites for birdwatching.

    Paperback £19.95 Buy Now
  • Birding Australia Site Guide; The South-East, NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, TAS
    Birding Australia Site Guide; The… by Lloyd Nielsen

    Describes 220 of the top birding sites in New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and South Australia. Spiral bound.

    Paperback £24.99 Buy Now
  • Australia: The East (Travellers' Wildlife Guides)
    Australia: The East (Travellers'… by Les Beletsky

    Identification and location information on the most frequently seen animals and colour illistrations of nearly 650 of Australia's most common fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Up to date information on the ecology, behaviour and conservation of profiled animals.

    Paperback £18.99 Buy Now
  • A Photographic Guide to Birds of New Zealand
    A Photographic Guide to Birds of New… by Geoff Moon

    Covers the commonly seen species.

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Helm Field Guides; Birds of Australia
    Helm Field Guides; Birds of Australia by Ken Simpson, Nicolas Day

    This classic portable field guide is now in its fifth edition (third edition in paperback) and has again been expanded to provide new illustrations and up-to-the-minute information. There are 20 new plates and the identification section has been completely reordered to reflect current knowledge of classification and evolutionary relationships. The distribution maps have also been redrawn and updated. Covers all 770 species of Australia. 2000 colour illustrations. 7th edition.

    Paperback £30.00 Buy Now
  • The Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds; Volume 1 - Ratties to Ducks
    The Handbook of Australian, New Zealand… by Stephen Marchant, Peter J Higgins

    Covering all Australasia and Antarctica including the Island Dependencies of Christmas Macquarie and others, this is the first of 5 volumes. It is in two parts Part A: Ratites to Petrels; Part B: Australian Pelicans to Ducks and deals with all aspects of identification, plumage, biology, distribution and movements. Part I 688pp Part II 800pp.

    Hardback £395.00 Buy Now
  • Birdwatching in Australia and New Zealand
    Birdwatching in Australia and New Zealand by Ken Simpson, Zoe Wilson

    A comprehensive introduction to `down-under' birdwatching covering all aspects of the activity. It is a perfect introduction for beginners and covers `where to find' birds migration patterns breeding habits song & calls equipment combining birding with other hobbies and birdwatching for the disabled. It tells of popular spots to visit & lists local birdwatching clubs.

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Birdwatching in New Zealand
    Birdwatching in New Zealand by Ian J Burfield

    A detailed private report, first published in 1995, but now including a November 1997 up-date. Introduction, general information i.e travel, accommodation, climate, birding protocol and island sanctuaries followed by site directory for both North and South Islands. Systematic list, contact addresses and references. Stapled sheets.

    Paperback £13.00 Buy Now
  • Birds of Australia's Top End
    Birds of Australia's Top End by Michael Stott

    More than 330 species are described and illustrated along with distribution, habitat and time when fruit, seed and insects are available. Also included are references to certain birds with significance to Aborigines.

    Paperback £18.00 Buy Now
  • Waders: The Shorebirds of Australia
    Waders: The Shorebirds of Australia by David Hollands, Clive Minton

    Waders! Few people can fail to be inspired and fascinated by them. Many make huge and hazardous migrations to and from distant parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Many take on colourful plumage for breeding, while others retain their full beauty throughout the year. The massed throng of long-legged birds on the rising tide! The noisy piping and flashy brilliance of a flight of oystercatchers!

    The eerie wails and cries of stone-curlews in the night! These are the sights and sounds of waders - as dramatic as any in the bird world. Where do they come from? Where do they nest? How do we recognise them? This book provides a comprehensive account of all the 80 Australian species. The book is written in an engaging, personal style with over 300 wonderful photographs.

    Hardback £79.00 Buy Now
  • Australian Bird Names; A Complete Guide
    Australian Bird Names; A Complete Guide by Ian Fraser, Jeannie Gray

    Australian Bird Names is aimed at anyone with an interest in birds, words, or the history of Australian biology and bird-watching. It discusses common and scientific names of every Australian bird, to tease out the meanings, which may be useful, useless or downright misleading!

    The authors examine every species, its often many-and-varied common names, its full scientific name, with derivation, translation and a guide to pronunciation. Stories behind the name are included, as well as relevant aspects of biology, conservation and history. Original descriptions, translated by the authors, have been sourced for many species. As well as being a book about names this is a book about the history of ever-developing understandings of birds, about the people who contributed and, most of all, about the birds themselves.

    Paperback £44.95 Buy Now
  • Know Your New Zealand; Birds
    Know Your New Zealand; Birds by Lynnette Moon

    An authoritative and easy to grasp introduction to over 80 of New Zealand's best known bird species. Free of birding jargon and extraneous information, the text is lucid and packed with all the key facts on appearance, call, behaviour and nesting details that will enable the layperson to identify the species. Each entry accompanied by a succinct data panel and colour portrait photograph.

    Paperback £13.99 Buy Now
  • Albatrosses of the Southern Ocean/Albatros Del Oceano Austral
    Albatrosses of the Southern… by Enrique Couve, Claudio F Vidal

    A photographic introduction to 12 species of these noble winged travellers which wander and breed across the southern seas. Species accounts include distribution maps, descriptions and notes on distribution, breeding and diet.

    Hardback £17.50 Buy Now
  • Birds of Australia: A Photographic Guide
    Birds of Australia: A Photographic Guide by Iain Campbell et al.

    Covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occuring migrants. Page facing images describe key identification features such as plumage, distribution, behaviour and voice. Also provides extensive habitat descriptions.

    Paperback £24.95 Buy Now
  • Glimpses of Australian Birdlife
    Glimpses of Australian Birdlife by Peter Slater
    Hardback £16.99 Buy Now
  • A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Australia
    A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of… by Dean Ingwersen

    An easy-to-use identification guide to 280 Australian birds, including the most commonly seen and rare endemic species. For each species the authoritative text describes identifying features, distribution, habits and habitats. Size, common and scientific names listed. Overview of climate, vegetation, biogeography and the main birding sites. Includes a complete checklist of the birds of Australia with their status in the region and current global status.

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
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