Collins BTO Guide to British Birds

£15.95

Collins BTO Guide to British Birds Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: HarperCollins Pages: 320 ISBN: 9780007551521 Categories: ,

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. As a general rule, the species accounts follow the taxonomic running order provided by the British Ornithologist’s Union (BOU). But for the benefit of the reader, in some instances the running order has been juggled subtly so that potentially confusing species are placed side by side. Throughout the book there are special pages that describe the key features needed for separating different families, and groups of birds that share the same habitat.

Weight0.7 kg
Praise for Paul Sterry's previous titles: 'Wonderfully descriptive photographs' BBC Wildlife 'Whether you are a keen amateur or someone with a passing interest, this book will satisfy your needs.' The Sea 'Packs in lots of well-chosen detail in compact form' British Wildlife 'A bookshelf essential' The Field

Author Biography

Paul Sterry has written and illustrated more than 50 books, including the bestselling Collins Complete Guide to British Wildlife (which has sold over half a million copies) and Collins Complete Guide to British Birds. Trained as a zoologist, Paul has been a wildlife photographer for over 30 years and owns the photo library Nature Photographers. He has worked as a Research Fellow at Sussex University studying freshwater ecology and regularly undertakes research expeditions. He is a keen birder and conservationist.