Covering British and European birds to be found in gardens, parks and other easily accessible areas, this guide enables even those living in towns or cities to start identifying the birds they see. Each species is illustrated with 2-5 clear colour photographs covering all the important aspects of the species including the male, female, the young and eggs. The text describes key features and each bird's feeding, song, breeding habits, distribution and occurrence. The guide devotes a whole page to the most important and accessible species. In addition, there is practical advice on how best to watch each bird.
With 364 range maps and 96 color plates portraying 548 species, this is the classic field guide to European birds. Covering 698 species, the descriptive text includes information on geographical races, vagrants, and introduced species. Confusing species such as waders, raptors, and warblers have additional notes on how to distinguish them.
Birds of Britain and Europe
Author: Roger Tory Peterson, Guy Mountfort, Philip Arthur Dominic Hollom, D. I. M. Wallace
Publisher: Harper Uk
This fifth edition is a guide to the birds of Britain and Europe. The book includes an update of the maps and revision of the illustrations to help in the identification of wild birds.
Collins Bird Guide
Author: Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterstrom, Peter J. Grant
Written by leading European field ornithologists, this book provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, with detailed text on size, habitat, range, identification and call.
This edition of the best-selling field guide from the RSPB is compact, informative and beautifully illustrated, and features 215 of the most common birds found in Britain.
P. Alstrom, P. Colston, I. Lewington For bird enthusiasts of Europe. The complete record of uncommon birds, from frequent vagrants to the most exciting rarities.
A complete photoguide to all the birds of Britain from the best nature publisher in the UK Collins Complete Guide to British Birds makes bird identification easier than ever before. It is the most complete photographic guide to British birds ever published and the only one to be designed to give everything that you need on each spread in a simple-to-use format. Every text entry covers identification of adults and juveniles, songs and calls, and where they are most likely to be found. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography and maps to show where in Britain the birds are found and at what time of year, this accessible guide also features cross-references to similar-looking species, containing everything a birdwatcher needs to know in one, easy-to-use, portable volume. It is the perfect photographic field guide for the birdwatching beginner.
Collins Life-Size Birds is a photographic celebration of Britain and northern Europe s richly varied birdlife. The photographs are gloriously detailed, appealing to both beginners and experienced birdwatchers. For decades, bird photography has been used to capture and create images of these photogenic subjects. Recent advances in technology mean that digital imaging has come of age and, as a result, contemporary photographs of birds can reveal as much detail as can be seen with the naked eye and the bird in the hand. This has allowed the creation of a book that depicts birds in intricate detail at life size, as well as larger than life in the case of many smaller species. The book is unique because for every species entry at least one image shows the bird in question, or the head and bill in the case of large species, depicted life size. The photographs used throughout the book have been chosen carefully to show not only important identification features but also to depict a bird s typical posture, be that perched, standing, swimming or in flight. As many plumage variations as possible have been included. Annotations highlight key identification features that are discussed in the text. For each species the main text contains descriptions of plumage and structural features that are useful for identification, plus further information about habits and behaviour. In addition, a fact file section covers key details for each species: Common name; Scientific name; Length (an average, measured from bill tip to the end of the tail; Wingspan (an average, measured from wingtip to wingtip); Habitat (or habitats, if these differ seasonally); Food; Status; and Voice. "
The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.
Author: Rob Hume, Robert Still, Andy Swash, Hugh Harrop, David Tipling
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Britain's Birds will be enjoyed, valued and constantly referred to by all bird watchers—whether beginner, experienced or professional. This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date and practical bird book of modern times, featuring an unrivalled selection of photographs that show all the plumages you are likely to see. Focusing on identification, and containing maps, facts and figures on numbers and distributions, this breakthrough publication was devised by a team of lifelong birdwatchers, all with many years' experience of showing people birds and producing user-friendly field guides. Comprehensive coverage of every bird recorded in Britain and Ireland The only photographic guide to show all plumages likely to be encountered More than 3,200 superb colour photographs carefully selected to show key identification features Many photographs of individual rare birds identified in Britain and Ireland Simple steps to help you find and identify any bird you see Pages designed to allow easy and accurate comparison Latest information on status, population, distribution and conservation designations Distribution maps featuring summer, winter and resident ranges, plus details of migration routes to and from Britain and Ireland
From owls to auks, from Kingfishers to pipits, find out everything you need to know about the birds we see every day. RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe is a necessary addition to any birdwatching enthusiasts collection, from experienced to beginner. FLick through the highest quality photography, bringing over 500 bird species to life on the page, as well as detailed profiles of some of the most well-known birds in Europe, such as swallows, storks, and woodpeckers. AUthenticated by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, this really is the ultimate guide to our local birds.
This field guide contains a collection of photographs of everything you need to identify a tree - whether in winter, spring, summer or autumn. Every species has a photograph of a whole tree, plus close-ups of its bark, buds, leaves, male or female flowers, and fruit. The photographs are backed up with text describing what to look for to differentiate one similar looking species from another. It covers over 800 species of tree - every species that is native to Europe, plus all the species that are commonly planted in parks and gardens.
In a unique new collaboration, Collins have paired up with the respected British Trust for Ornithology, bringing together the most authoritative and up-to-date information in this new field guide to the rare birds of Britain and Ireland. 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. The Rarest of the Rare section lists all the species that have occurred fewer than five times; taken in combination, this means that every species of wild bird that has ever occurred in Britain is mentioned. Species descriptions comprise the bulk of the book, and the text and photographs describe and illustrate the key features needed to identify these birds with confidence. Confusion species are included, as are vocalisation details for species whose identification it aids. The photographs have been chosen carefully to show key features that are described in the accompanying text; they also give clues to the usual habitat favoured by the bird and its typical posture. Many of the photographs are seen here for the first time. ID Key Feature pages provide a quick guide to a group of species or families; they describe the structural and behavioural features that an observer should concentrate on initially when they come across an unfamiliar bird. Where relevant, these feature pages also highlight identification pitfalls. 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."
Bird Call Identification
Author: Geoff Sample
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
In Collins Field Guide to Bird Songs and Calls, Geoff Sample introduced a way of helping to identify bird songs. In this companion volume he covers a further 130 species and helps the reader to identify some of the trickier and rarer species.