Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland Second Edition, fully revised and updated

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Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland Second Edition, fully revised and updated Authors: , , , , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Princeton University Press View more from this series: WILDGuides Pages: 576 Illustrations and other contents: 3,591 color photos. Language: English ISBN: 9780691199795 Categories: , , Tags: ,

A new, improved and thoroughly updated edition of the bestselling photographic guide-the only one to cover every bird, in every plumage, ever recorded in Britain and Ireland.  A bestselling guide since it was first published, Britain’s Birds has quickly established itself as the go-to photographic identification guide to the birds of Great Britain and Ireland-the most comprehensive, up-to-date, practical and user-friendly book of its kind. Acclaimed by birdwatchers of all kinds, from the beginner to the most experienced, the guide has now been thoroughly revised and updated to make it even better than before. Combining the finest of identification guide content and presentation, this eagerly awaited second edition preserves the best of the first edition while covering twelve newly recorded species and offering a host of improvements that make identification easier.

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of all the birds ever recorded in Britain and Ireland
  • Describes and illustrates all plumages likely to be encountered
  • Features more than 3,200 stunning photographs carefully selected to show the birds as you really see them
  • Outlines simple steps to help you identify any bird you see
  • Presents simple and accurate comparisons of similar and difficult species

New features include:

  • Coverage of 12 new species recorded since the first edition plus revisions to reflect the latest taxonomy
  • Coverage of all subspecies Improved identification aids, including more than 400 new photos, enhanced photo annotations and many redesigned plates
  • Fully revised species accounts, including the latest information on identification features, status, numbers, geographical range and date ranges for all plumages that may be seen during only part of the year
Weight1.2 kg


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"I can't recommend this book highly enough, the first edition was excellent, but it's just got bigger and better and is a credit to both the authors and photographers. Whether you are an advanced birder or a beginner this book should be on your bookshelf as an essential reference."---Mike King, Gloster Birder "This is still by far the best photographic guide to Britain's birds."---Andy Stoddart, Rare Bird Alert "The majority of species have four to six photographs of each species, more images than most illustrated guides and the photographs have been very well chosen indeed. Not only have the authors amassed a vast reference collection here but have managed to source pictures that actually show the key identification points, an amazing feat!" * Biggest Twitch Birdwatching Trips *

Author Biography

Rob Hume is a freelance writer, editor and artist, with more than thirty books on birds to his name. Robert Still is publishing director of WILDGuides and a prolific natural history author. Andy Swash is managing director of WILDGuides and a well-known wildlife photographer and author. Hugh Harrop is an award-winning photographer and the owner of the ecotourism business Shetland Wildlife. David Tipling is one of the world's most widely published wildlife photographers and the author or commissioned photographer of many books. The five are also coauthors of British Birds: A Pocket Guide (Princeton WILDGuides).

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