The Everyday Guide to British Birds


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The Everyday Guide to British Birds Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Pages: 192 Illustrations and other contents: 350 colour photographs ISBN: 9781472941176 Categories: ,

The perfect companion for nature enthusiasts and birdwatching beginners, describing the common and widespread species that a birder is likely to come across in Britain, and what makes each of them unique. Clearly illustrated, it provides a concise guide for those wanting to identify and learn more about the birds they encounter, whether in their back garden or the wider countryside.

The book focuses on 80 of the most common British species, cutting down the typical field guide species list from a plethora of “possibles” to a list of manageable “probables.”

Weight0.5 kg



Written in an accessible and authoritative style... As a way of getting yourself familiar with core species it does an excellent job -- Matt Merritt * Bird Watching Magazine * Good identification text with useful descriptions that don't just repeat over-used cliches... Charlie Elder uses excellent analogies and lively descriptions -- Rob Hume * Birdwatch * It fills a niche perfectly and it is well produced as well as being well written and illustrated... you might not just learn a little, you might get hooked! * Fatbirder * Clearly designed, packed with colour photographs, it will definitely be carried in the rucksack from now on. -- Simon Parker * Western Morning News (Devon & Cornwall) * Majors on clarity of description and image -- Simon Parker * Western Morning News (Devon & Cornwall) *

Author Biography

Charlie Elder is a journalist and author of the wildlife books, Few And Far Between, which describes his adventures in search of Britain's rarest and most endangered species, and While Flocks Last, an account of his travels in search of the UK's most threatened birds. He has written articles on British nature for national newspapers and magazines.