A compact, lightweight and informative guide to 215 of the most common birds found in Britain. It features concise descriptions of each bird's main characteristics including plumage, calls, confusion species, habitat and includes distribution maps and detailed illustrations.
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).
Simon Harrap goes back to basics with all-new text in a colourful
guide aimed at new bird-watchers. * Good Book Guide *
A sumptuous, classy book, with terrific illustrations of a carefully selected 174 species * BBC Wildlife *
An excellent book to buy as a present for beginner birdwatching friends or to keep in the car. * Scottish Birds *
An excellent beginner's guide. * IBIS - The International Journal of Avian Science *