RSPB Pocket Birds of Britain and Europe 5th Edition

Maps show where and when you're likely to see each species, further aiding identification. This edition also includes a web link, where you can hear common bird songs and calls to make identification even easier.

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241571385

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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This easy-to-use RSPB pocket companion to European and British birds is the ideal field e-guide for novice birdwatchers and experienced birders alike. From frequently seen garden birds to some of the more elusive birds of prey, discover over 300 species of bird found in the UK and Europe with RSPB Pocket Birds of Britain and Europe. Learn all about birds from their calls and feeding behaviour, nesting habits and habitats, and differences in plumage. Crystal clear photographs bring the birds on the page to life, and notes on distinguishing features will help you identify different species of bird wherever you spot them. Maps show where and when you're likely to see each species, further aiding identification. This edition also includes a web link, where you can hear common bird songs and calls to make identification even easier.

RSPB Pocket Birds


Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781409374398

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 235


New edition of this pocket-sized guide to birds from the experts at the RSPB From the Sandwich Tern to the Short-toed Eagle discover over 320 species of bird found in the UK and Europe with RSPB Pocket Birds. Close-up photographs and notes on distinguishing features will help you identify different species of bird in the field. Learn all about them from their calls and feeding behaviour to nesting habits and habitats. Maps showing regions where each species can be found at what time of year will help you find the birds you are most interested in. Fits easily into a pocket, RSPB Pocket Birds is perfect for taking out in the field.

RSPB What s that Bird

Acknowledgments Dorling Kindersley would like to thank: RSPB consultant Mark Boyd; David Roberts for database support ... 01767 680551 Other books published by DK with the RSPB include: RSPB Pocket Birds of Britain and Europe RSPB Birds ...

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781409374367

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Spot the difference! If you are not sure how to tell the difference between a swift or a swallow or shelduck from a shoveler, this bird guide is for you. Designed for beginners and more experienced birdwatchers alike, your DK bird book includes over 150 European birds and their distinguishing features. Authenticated by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the facts and illustrations included in this fascinating book will help you easily tell the difference between similar birds. Inside, you will find: - Similar and commonly confused birds, shown side by side for quick comparison and identification - A habitat-by-habitat approach that ensures you will quickly find the bird you are looking for - A compact and portable format for ease of use anywhere - Habitat overviews that show you where to look for and find particular birds within their natural environment - An at-a-glance bird-finder section that shows thumbnails of birds, grouped by colour, for instant identification - A fully illustrated introduction that explains the basics of birdwatching - where and what to look for - Concise, clear, and informative text, written by Rob Hume, a leading ornithological expert and writer Set off on an exciting nature adventure. Spot birds of all kinds in your garden or in the wild. The bird species included in this RSPB pocket guide are grouped according to habitat and appearance, with each image highlighted with their key characteristics, showing you exactly how to tell each bird apart! What's that Bird? includes an introductory section that highlights key features of birds such as size, shape, colour, pattern, flight, sound, season, and behaviour. From woodlands and forests, fresh water and coast, to the open country, author and leading ornithological expert Rob Hume, takes you on an exploration of birds around Britain and Europe. The pages of the photographic field guide are filled with high-quality photographs, detailed descriptions and comparisons, and an at-a-glance bird-finder so you will go from novice bird watcher to expert in no time. Look out for more RSPB books from DK. Discover the simplest, clearest guide to identifying common European birds ever in RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe or get out into your garden and get bird spotting with the RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatch.

British Birds

Burn, H., Holden, P and Sharrock, J.T.R., The RSPB Guide to British Birds, Pan, London, 2002 Campbell, D., ... BirdWatcher's Pocket Guide to Britain and Europe, Mitchell Beazley, 2002 Hume, R. RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe, ...

Author: Mike Lambert


ISBN: IND:30000111255265

Category: Birds

Page: 384

View: 759


This work is part of a great new series of compact and attractive identification guides designed to help you learn to spot and distinguish between different varieties and species of animals and plants. Assuming no previous knowledge, nearly 200 of the most common British birds are featured with bitesize information on their primary and secondary features, habitats and characteristics. The clear, easy-to-follow design, precise colour illustrations and beautiful colour photography will quickly help you identify anything from a Goldcrest to a Guillemot.

Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming

Thevariety of bird species is particularly notable at Elveden and there are regular sightings of little owls (Athene noctua),hobbies (Falco subbuteo), redstarts (Phoenicurus ... (2009) RSPB Pocket Birds of Britain and Europe.

Author: Stephen Burchett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119957591

Category: Science

Page: 326

View: 340


This book provides an invaluable, comprehensive and practical introduction to conservation issues associated with current farming practice. Representing both industry and conservation as an integrated and holistic system, it explores conservation issues within every farming discipline; from arable and horticulture to grasslands, woodlands, aquatic and coastal farming and will include an assessment of the impact of global warming. The book includes relevant case studies and international, real-world examples, focusing on applied management and not just ecological facts, theories and principles. The carefully structured book begins by introducing the overall subject including some statistics on current farming activities, giving a brief outlook for the future of farming systems in relation to conservation. Each subsequent chapter will have its own introduction setting the commercial context and conservation value of an example farm, and will progress with a series of case studies that will include the following elements: site assessment; species list; soils management options; and a habitat management plan. A summary section will draw together the common themes of the chapter and develop a lead-in to subsequent chapters. It will provide students with an informed appreciation of current practice whilst raising questions about the development of conservation in farming in the future.

Chris Packham s Nature Handbook

He is a senior specialist for Natural England and the author of RSPB Pocket Nature Seashore. ... and has written around 30 books, including DK's RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe and RSPB Birdfeeder Guide. James Parry ...

Author: Chris Packham

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241596302

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 379


Chris Packham will pass on his passion for nature and make you an enthusiastic and knowledgeable amateur naturalist. Chris Packham's Nature Handbook reveals how easy it is to enjoy and learn about plants, animals, habitats, and ecological processes. It features visual studies of habitats - full of photos of the animals and plants that live there and illustrations of how they interact. All the habitats in your region (Europe in the UK edition, or North America in the US edition) are included, from accessible urban and farming landscapes to wilderness areas. This ebook reveals the sights, sounds, and smells you can encounter and shows you how to connect with nature without intruding. It provides illustrated guides to activities for every season. Many of these, like pond dipping and raising butterflies from caterpillars, can be done close to home and without expensive equipment. The ebook promotes conservation and demonstrates simple ways to contribute to the health of the natural world. First published in 2010, this edition has been revised to present more local information relevant to the habitats where you live, and to include the latest equipment and conservation issues. A blend of inspirational guide, essential reference, and "how-to", this ebook will make you wild about the natural world.

The Joy of Birdwatching

... scarce birds throughout the UK Books: Field Guides Collins Bird Guide: the most complete guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe The Crossley ID Guide: Britain and Ireland RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds Reading Kingbird Highway ...

Author: Alan Davies

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781783725021

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 320


I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.' Joseph Addison This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivating stories and quotes from the world of birds, is perfect for anyone who knows the incomparable joy of birdwatching.

RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds

Heavily persecuted on migration in Europe, but agricultural changes in Britain are most likely cause ofdecline. HABITAT Overgrown hedgerows and thickets in arable farmland, bushy rides and clearings in woodland and scrub on heathland ...

Author: Simon Harrap

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713687071

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 300


A compact and lightweight guide to 170 common birds found in Britain.

Celtic Art in Europe

It is also possible that the people using the objects did not see the hidden faces: human, animal and bird; this is more possible. A third alternative is that every ... Birds of Britain and Europe. London: Hamlyn. ... RSPB Pocket Birds.

Author: Christopher Gosden

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781782976585

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 693


The ancient Celtic world evokes debate, discussion, romanticism and mythicism. On the one hand it represents a specialist area of archaeological interest, on the other, it has a wide general appeal. The Celtic world is accessible through archaeology, history, linguistics and art history. Of these disciplines, art history offers the most direct message to a wider audience. This volume of 37 papers brings together a truly international group of pre-eminent specialists in the field of Celtic art and Celtic studies. It is a benchmark volume the like of which has not been seen since the publication of Paul JacobsthalÕs Early Celtic Art in 1944. The papers chart the history of attempts to understand Celtic art and argue for novel approaches in discussions spanning the whole of Continental Europe and the British Isles. This new body of international scholarship will give the reader a sense of the richness of the material and current debates. Artefacts of rich form and decoration, which we might call art, provide a most sensitive set of indicators of key areas of past societies, their power, politics and transformations. With its broad geographical scope, this volume offers a timely opportunity to re-assess contacts, context, transmission and meaning in Celtic art for understanding the development of European cultures, identities and economies in pre- and proto-history.