Simon Harrap is a professional naturalist and birder. He has led birdwatching holidays for almost 20 years and is a regular contributor to birding magazines and journals. He is the author of Tits, Nuthatches and Treecreepers (Christopher Helm), and co-author of Where to Watch Birds in Britain (Christopher Helm) and Orchids of Britain and Ireland (Bloomsbury).
An updated fourth edition of the bestselling RSPB Handbook of British Birds published to coincide with the RSPB's 125th anniversary - a complete, single source of information on our most familiar birds.
In RSPB Spotlight: Owls Marianne Taylor introduces readers to every aspect of their lives including their physiology, biology and behavior, as well as their history, and future in conservation in Britain and abroad.
Presents an introduction to watching birds. This book discusses general birding - where to go and when, what equipment to take with you, tips on attracting birds to your garden, and how to take field notes. It features more than a hundred and thirty of the commonest species of Britain and Ireland.
A species-by-species guide that shows you how to find and watch
more than 250 species of birds that can be seen in Britain. Some are
common; others are rare migrants or scarce breeding books, but this book
will tell you the best places to see and watch all of them.
This book is a celebration of British raptors (including owls), following their fortunes as British breeding birds from historical times to the present day and illustrated with 200 stunning colour photographs.
Each spring and autumn hundreds of millions of birds - wildfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and passerines - migrate between higher and lower latitudes, or in some cases between high latitudes in the northern hemisphere and high latitudes in the southern hemisphere. In a handful of places around the world, a combination of geography, topography and climate combine to funnel migrant birds into narrow...
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