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How to Be an Urban BirderArtist/Author: Lindo, David (Author), Jamie Oliver (Foreword By), Steph Thorpe (Illustrator)
Urban birding is fast becoming ornithology’s new rock ‘n’ roll. Birds and birding have never been cooler – and urban birding is at the cutting edge.
How to Be an Urban Birder is the world’s first guide to the art of urban birding – which is easy and great fun. Here, urban birding pioneer David Lindo tells you everything you need to know about birds and birding in towns and cities in the UK.
– Includes a brief history of urban birding in the UK
– Covers the best places to look for birds in towns and cities
– Helps you get to know your urban birds
– Gives useful tips on how to attract birds to your garden
– Explains what gear you need and how to go about being an urban birder
– Features hundreds of cool images and illustrations of birds in urban settings
Collins Field Guide: Birds Of South America: Non-Passerines: Rheas to WoodpeckersArtist/Author: Erize, Francisco, J.R Mata
The only field guide to illustrate and describe every non-passerine species of bird in South America.
This superbly illustrated field guide to the birds of South America covers all the non-passerines (non-perching birds from Divers to Woodpeckers). All plumages for each species are illustrated, including males, females and juveniles.
Featuring 1,273 species, the text gives information on key identification features, habitat, and songs and calls.
The 156 colour plates appear opposite their relevant text for quick and easy reference. Distribution maps are included, showing where each species can be found and how common it is, to further aid identification.
This comprehensive and easy to use guide is a must for all birdwatchers visiting the region.
Birds of Western Australia: Field GuideArtist/Author: Nevill, Simon
This comprehensive field guide to the birds of Western Australia includes detailed descriptive text, distribution maps and photographic illustrations of 486 species, covering the vast majority of sedentary birds and regular migratory birds.
Most of the photographs have been taken by Author Simon Nevill himself, showing the birds in their natural habitats. The majority of the information imparted in this guide comes from Simons personal experience over the last forty years of bird watching in Australia, giving the guide a more personal tone.
Birds of ItalyArtist/Author: Taylor, Marianne, Daniele Occhiato
This text is a compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide suitable for any birdwatcher visiting Italy. The book features descriptions of more than 250 species, thumbnail silhouettes for ease of use, up-to-date tips and information on bird biology and behaviour.
Birds of FranceArtist/Author: Lowen, James, Aurélien Audevard
With 85 million tourists in 2015, France is the largest tourist destination in the world. This new photographic guide for general wildlife-watchers by naturalist James Lowen and French photographer Aurélien Audevard covers the 300 birds most likely to be seen on any visit to the country, with detailed text and superb photography, selected to highlight key identification criteria.
Pocket-sized and portable, Birds of France is the perfect companion for any wildlife-watching tourist or traveler keen to recognize the birds that they see.
Australia’s Birdwatching Megaspots: The 55 Best Birdwatching Sites in AustraliaArtist/Author: Rowland, Peter, Chris Farrell
This lavishly illustrated guide describes 55 of the best sites for viewing both common and rare species in Australia. Alongside a map of the area, detailed descriptions of each site cover the type of terrain, climate and specific spots at which certain species are likely to be encountered. A fact file for each site lists road and rail access; entry fees and permits, facilities, nearby services, accommodation and GPS co-ordinates. Key species for each site are also listed.
Birds of Cataract Gorge and SurroundsArtist/Author: Forteath, Nigel
This invaluable reference, with superb photographs, describes 97 bird species, including 10 of Tasmania’s 12 endemics. It is a must for anyone interested in the bird life of Launceston and the region.
Emeritus Professor Nigel Forteath AM, a retired zoologist, is an Honorary Research Associate at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. His extensive career in aquaculture led to many awards, including Member of the Order of Australia in 2006 for Services to Marine and Freshwater Biology. Nigel has always had a keen interest in birds and photography and brings his imagery and understanding of Cataract Gorge’s Bird life together in this guide.
Antpittas and Gnateaters (Helm Identification Guide)Artist/Author: Greeney, Harold (Author), David Beadle (Illustrator)
Elusive study organisms for ornithologists and highly prized additions to the birder’s life-list, the antpittas (Grallariidae) and gnateaters (Conopophagidae) are among the most poorly known Neotropical bird groups. This authoritative handbook is the first book dedicated solely to these two families, combining an exhaustive review of more than two centuries of literature with original observations by the author and many knowledgeable contributors.
Antpittas and Gnateaters provides a thorough guide to the identification and ecology of these birds, with detailed maps accompanying the text. A series of superb plates illustrate mostof the 156 recognized taxa; supplemented by more than 250 colour photographs, the immature plumages and natural history of many species are depicted for the first time.
This book is the ultimate reference on these remarkable and beautiful birds, and an indispensible addition to the libraries of researchers and birders for many years to come.
A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Borneo: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Wong, Tsu Shi
Now fully revised, this easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in Borneo (covering Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan) is perfect for resident and visitor alike.High quality photographs from one of Borneo’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, vegetation, opportunities for naturalists and the main sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of Borneo encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status as at 2015 and its status in each state of Borneo.
A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Sri LankaArtist/Author: de Silva Wijeyeratne, Gehan
A fully comprehensive field guide to the 462 bird species of Sri Lanka. With photographs from the author and the region’s other top-quality nature photographers, each species is illustrated, including variants where relevant. Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka is focused on field use to help beginners and experts identify species.
The main identifying features of each species are described and key facts cover size, habitat, distribution, voice and status in the country.
Distribution maps provide an at-a-glance view of where the birds can be found. Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka also includes information on climate and topography, orders and families, residents, migrants, endemics, vagrants and highly scarce migrants, topography and the key birdwatching sites. The checklist provides complete information on the local status of each species.
A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of AustraliaArtist/Author: Ingwersen, Dean
This easy-to-use identification guide to 280 bird species in Australia, including the most commonly seen and rare endemic species, is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from one of Australia’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers climate, vegetation, biogeography and the key sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of Australia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status.
Pocket Field Guide to Birdlife of QueenslandArtist/Author: Morcombe, MichaelA unique feature of this book is the front section, which showcases 38 of Queensland’s most sought-after birds, illustrated with stunning photographs selected or taken by Morcombe. Information about the best places and times to spot these birds includes precise GPS coordinates.