The Bird Book: A curious compendium of 50 wild birds


Available for Pre-order. Due May 2021.
The Bird Book: A curious compendium of 50 wild birds Authors: , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Templar Publishing Pages: 112 Language: English ISBN: 9781787419742 Categories: , ,

This bright, accessible pocket companion will introduce you to 50 important land and water birds often seen in the UK and similar climates in Europe. Written by experienced nature writer Dr Meriel Lland and conservationist and filmmaker Roxy Furman, each spread features an illustration of the bird, along with information on when and where you might see it, details of its migration patterns and populations, it’s natural environment and how we can help it to survive and thrive. Whether you live in a city flat or a house in the woods, getting to know the birds on our doorstep will help us to better look after them. Together we can make sure there will always be a dawn chorus! This is the first in a new series of nature guides, perfect for a new generation of environmental activists and curious nature watchers. Contents: Towns: Swift, Starling, Ring necked parakeet, Pied wagtail, House sparrow, Blackbird, Feral Pigeons Gardens: Blue Tit, Robin, Song Thrush, Wren, Chaffinch, Sparrowhawk Parks: Green woodpecker, Magpie, Collared dove, Mute Swan, Great Crested Grebe, Long-tailed Tit Coast: Herring Gull, Cormorant, Puffin, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Gannet, Common Tern Woodland: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Tawny Owl, Pheasant, Treecreeper, Jay Moorland and Mountain: Skylark, Curlew, Golden Eagle, Hen Harrier, Raven, Red Grouse Farmland: Red kite, Buzzard, Lapwing, Yellowhammer, Kestrel, Barn Owl Fresh Water: Dipper, Grey heron, Grey wagtail, Kingfisher, Osprey, Mallard

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Author Biography

Meriel Lland (Author) Dr Meriel Lland, recently Creative Writing Programme lead at Manchester Metropolitan University's Cheshire faculty, is a freelance writer, journalist, filmmaker and natural history photographer. She has worked with BBC Wildlife, RSPB Birds, National Geographic, Birdwatching magazine and the Natural History Museum. Meriel is committed to encouraging people of all ages to reconnect with and care for the natural world. She has worked with educational and community groups in the UK, Europe and beyond. Meriel is co-author of 11 books translated into 16 languages, including the Nature Explorer Guide for Kids (QED Publishing), the Wildlife Watcher Guide (Firefly Books) and the Children's Encyclopedia of Animals (Arcturus Publishing). Meriel has followed scarlet ibis in the Caribbean, tracked ptarmigan in the Cairngorms of Scotland and great grey owls in the Arctic. But it's the birds she spots around the wooded valley she calls home that bring daily happiness, from the goldfinches that flock to the teasel patch to the pair of ravens that dance overhead. Twitter: @rosadottir Roxanne Furman (Author) Roxy Furman, also known as Roxy the Zoologist, is a wildlife filmmaker, photographer and presenter. After gaining a first-class BSc in Zoology, and an MA in Wildlife Filmmaking, Roxy took up a post as a researcher on a new landmark TV series for Silverback Films, the company behind many of the well-renowned BBC and Disney nature documentaries. Her photography and filmmaking work has been featured by the BBC, BBC Earth, RSPB, the Metro and the Guardian. Her love of birdwatching begun while working as a presenter on a boat in Scotland, when two eagles soared close-by overhead. Roxy loves nothing more than getting lost in the wilderness with her camera. She sees her work as a form of gentle activism, inspiring others to fall in love with the natural world and act to preserve it. By speaking up for other living things we have the power to create a greener, brighter future. Instagram @roxythezoologist Twitter @RoxyTheZoologist