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The Everyday Guide to British BirdsArtist/Author: Elder, Charlie
The Everyday Guide to British Birds is the perfect companion for nature enthusiasts and birdwatching beginners. It describes the common and widespread species we’re most likely to come across in Britain and explains what makes each of them unique. Clearly illustrated, packed with fascinating facts and written in a friendly style, this RSPB is ideal for anyone who wants to identify and learn more about the birds they encounter, whether in the back garden or the wider countryside.
Birds of the Canary Islands: Helm Field GuidesArtist/Author: Garcia del rey, Eduardo
The Canary Islands is a popular destination for birders and travellers with an interest in wildlife and nature, and one of the best places in the world to see several scarce species such as the Houbara Bustard. They also hold a number of endemic birds that occur nowhere else, such as the emblematic Blue Chaffinch.
This beautifully illustrated guide covers all the birds found in the islands, providing concise descriptions for easy identification and plates for easy identification of all species. It’s the perfect guide for any visitor to these sun-kissed islands.
Birds in their HabitatsArtist/Author: Fraser, Ian
Everywhere we go there are birds, and they all have mysteries to be unravelled. These mysteries include the way they look, from bizarre to apparently mundane, why they live where they live, and the things they do, many of which are far too incredible ever to be imagined as fiction.
Birds in Their Habitats is a collection of stories and experiences, which introduce fascinating aspects of birdlife, ecology and behaviour. Informed by a wealth of historical and contemporary research, Ian Fraser takes the reader on a journey through four continents: from places as unfamiliar as the Chonos Archipelago of southern Chile and the arid Sahel woodlands of northern Cameroon to those as familiar as a suburban backyard. This is a book of discovery of birds and the places they live. And with humour and personal insight, it is a book about the sometimes strange world of the people who spend a life absorbed in birds.
Birds of the Wet Tropics of Queensland and Great Barrier Reef and where to find them
An easy-to-use field guide to the birds of tropical Far North Queensland.
Unlike conventional field guides which arrange birds in taxonomic order, this field guide allows birders to easily identify birds by their colour, habits or habitats. Illustrations are accurately painted by the author, Lloyd Nielsen.
Researchers seeking the definitive reference tool will find the Status and Range section invaluable as it describes the current status and range of the 451 species of bird recorded in these two World Heritage Areas.
The Field Guide section (206 pages) includes distribution maps and arranges birds according to their colour and most obvious feature such as “long” tail, some straited plumage, brown or appears brownish, yellow or buff rump, all-white head, black and white plumage, as well as habits such as wags or quivers tail, hovers, forages on tree trunks and limbs, spends much time in the air and so on. Also described in the Field Guide section are groups of birds such as shorebirds and some resident freshwater waders, diurnal birds of prey, nocturnal birds, terns, gulls, seabirds, quail and button-quail and the true aerial birds (swifts, swiftlets, swallows, martins).
85 pages are devoted to birds difficult-to-identify, some of which, for example, egrets, Black-shouldered and Letter-winged Kites, the four species of grey gerygone, Leaden, Satin and Broad-billed Flycatchers, Bassian and Russet-tailed Thrush are also found in other parts of Australia. Some groups of birds difficult-to-identify groups include egrets, the three “yellow-spotted” honeyeaters, gerygones, Bronze-cuckoos, scrubwrens, friarbirds, swiftlets, flycatchers.
Current research highlights the unanswered questions about species such as the “Herberton” Honeyeater, cicadabirds, Pacific Swallow, and a probable new species of Quail-thrush.
Best birding areas from Cooktown to Townsville include regional maps and birds likely to be seen at each site.
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The Australian Bird GuideArtist/Author: Menkhorst, Peter, Danny Rogers and Rohan Clarke.
The most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated field guide to Australia’s unique birdlife.
Australia’s avifauna is large, diverse and spectacular, reflecting the continent’s impressive range of habitats and evolutionary history. With specially commissioned paintings of over 900 species, The Australian Bird Guide is the most comprehensive field guide to Australian birds ever seen.
The guide features around 4700 colour illustrations, with particular emphasis on providing the fine detail required to identify difficult groups and distinctive plumages. Comprehensive species accounts have been written by a dedicated team of ornithologists to ensure identification details, distribution and status are current and accurate.
The Australian Bird Guide sets a new standard in field guides, providing an indispensable reference for all birders and naturalists looking to explore Australia’s magnificent and unique birdlife.
Winner of the 2017 Whitley Medal
Birdscaping Australian Gardens: Using Native Plants to Attract Birds to your GardenArtist/Author: Adams, George
A beautifully illustrated how-to book for attracting a wide variety of birds and butterflies to your garden by providing shelter, nesting sites, fruit, seeds, nuts, and nectar. The detailed directory and unique planting calendars included show you how to turn an average garden into a private sanctuary filled with song and colour by using Australian native plants to create sustainable bird habitats all year round. Wake up to the beautiful sound of birdsong every day. Discover how to identify the most common garden birds, and how to choose, grow and maintain the native plants that will attract them to your backyard. From acacias to eucalypts, and from honeyeaters to kookaburras, this essential guide will help transform any garden across Australia into an avian paradise. Featuring plant and bird directories illustrated with superb colour photographs and line drawings, as well as comprehensive planting tables and expert advice, this book has all you need to create a refuge for birds – and so preserve Australia’s amazing natural heritage and biodiversity.
‘This book is a masterpiece – a must-have tool in every gardener’s wheelbarrow.’ Costa Georgiadis, ABC’s Gardening Australia
Birds of Aireys Inlet and Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road.Artist/Author: Lacey, Margaret.
A delightful photographic book featuring the birds of Aireys Inlet and Anglesea on the Victorian coast. Over 120 species have been photographed in their natural environment and set amongst landscapes of Aireys Inlet and Anglesea. This new collection features most of the birds you are likely to see along the Great Ocean Road.
The 100 best birdwatching sites in Southeast Asia.Artist/Author: Li, Yong Ding and Albert Low.
This fully illustrated guide describes the 100 best sites for viewing both common and rare species. Divided into the four biodiversity hotspots of Indo-Burma, Sundaland, the Philippines and Wallacea, the book covers sites in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor Leste. Detailed descriptions of each site cover the type of terrain and specific spots at which certain species are likely to be encountered. A fact file for each site lists the nearest town; the type of habitat; key lowland, montane and winter species to be seen as well as other wildlife specialities, and the best time to visit.
Pocket photo guide to the birds of Borneo, Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and KalimantanArtist/Author: G. W. H. Davison
The island of Borneo is one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots and a birdwatcher’s paradise. Around 600 species of bird have been recorded here, and some 430 are known to breed. Many of these are rainforest specialists, but such a large island also has widely different habitats attracting a surprisingly wide range of avian visitors. Of particular interest are the 30 or so species that are endemic to Borneo, ie found nowhere else in the world. This concise and easy-to-use guide features 252 of Borneo’s most interesting and spectacular birds, with each species illustrated in full colour and with key information on identification, habitat and distribution. Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.
Birdwatching in ColombiaArtist/Author: Jurgen Beckers & Pablo Flores
Colombia is the home to almost 1.900 birdspecies (nearly one fifth of the world total). The country hosts the highest number of birds of any country in the world. This book describes in detail the best and most accessible birding sites in Colombia. It covers 127 sites spread across almost every department of the country, including San Andres and Providencia. 85 colour maps make it easy to locate more than 70% of Colombia’s species, including all 73 of the country endemics. This book expertly guides birders through the necessary logistics, explaining how to get to each site, where to stay and where to eat. In addition the book is enhanced by 240 full colour photos of birds and birding sites. About the authors: Jurgen Beckers (born 1964) has been living part-time in Colombia and Venezuela since 1997. He has organised and guided many tours in both countries. In addition he has travelled to nearly every part of the country, discovering new birding sites and additional birds. When not working and birding in Colombia, he works as a freelance Mechanical Engineer, mainly in his native country of Belgium. Pablo Florez (born 1977) started birding at the age of 15. His studies of the Yellow-eared Parrot formed the basis of his thesis before graduating as a Forestry Engineer. Since 2000 he has been deeply involved with bird conservation, working on many projects and leading expeditions. He is a a co-founder of ProAves and contributed to the creation of several private reserves. After 20 years of active birding Pablo has seen more than 1,710 bird species in Colombia.
Flight identification of European seabirds.Artist/Author: Blomdahl, Anders; Breife, Bertil; Holmstrom, Niklas
Seawatching has been gaining popularity, whether watching from coastal sites or from boats. Many seabirds will only be seen in flight, and viewing opportunities are frequently brief. This is a field guide for birdwatching at sea, and is specifically designed to address the particular problems and limitations associated with this kind of birdwatching. The authors have selected photographs of European seabirds in flight, and complement these with an identification-focussed text. Distribution maps are also included.
Birds of the Darwin RegionArtist/Author: McCrie, Niven and Richard Noske.
A comprehensive treatment of the birds of Darwin, including 258 regularly occurring species and 65 vagrants.
Birds of the Darwin Region is the first comprehensive treatment of the avifauna of Darwin, a city located in Australia’s monsoon tropics, where seasons are defined by rainfall rather than by temperature. With its mangrove-lined bays and creeks, tidal mudflats, monsoon rainforests, savanna woodlands and freshwater lagoons, Darwin has retained all of its original habitats in near-pristine condition, and is home or host to 323 bird species. Unlike other Australian cities, it has no established exotic bird species.
Following an introduction to the history of ornithology in the region and a detailed appraisal of its avifauna, species accounts describe the habitats, relative abundance, behaviour, ecology and breeding season of 258 regularly occurring species, based on over 500 fully referenced sources, and original observations by the authors. Distribution maps and charts of the seasonality of each species are presented, based on a dataset comprising almost 120,000 records, one-third of which were contributed by the authors. Stunning colour photographs adorn the accounts of most species, including some of the 65 species considered as vagrants to the region.
This book is a must-read for professional ornithologists and amateur birders, and an indispensable reference for local biologists, teachers and students, and government and non-government environmental agencies, as well as other people who just like to watch birds.