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Birds & Birdwatching

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  • The Gannetby Bryan Nelson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    The author is internationally known for his work on the North Atlantic gannet and the boobies. His studies of the gannetry on the Bass Rock over many years have formed the basis for most of our knowledge of the gannet's ecology, its breeding cycle and behaviour. The present work is a distillation of the studies and researches on Sula bassana in... more...

  • Wild Geeseby M. A. Ogilvie

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    In range, Wild Geese covers the geese of North America, Europe and Asia, and thus the world species except for the Hawaiian Goose or Ne-Ne. The plan of the book is similar to the author's Ducks of Britain and Europe but distribution, status and migration rightly assume a more extensive role in Wild Geese and the detailed text on those subjects is fully... more...

  • Ducks of Britain and Europeby M. A. Ogilvie

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    The forty-two species or subspecies of ducks which occur in Europe, including eleven vagrants from North America or Asia, are the subject of this book. Its author is an accepted authority on ducks and geese, and has been a member of the research staff of the Wildfowl Trust at Slimbridge since 1960. Most birdwatchers consider ducks to be especially... more...

  • Watching Birdsby James Fisher

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    This revised edition of the late James Fisher's much praised Watching Birds is the work of Dr Jim Flegg, Director of the British Trust for Ornithology. In his Preface Dr Flegg writes: "It is a daunting task to revise the bird book on which you cut your teeth: it is the surest measure of the man who wrote it that what is needed, after thirty-odd... more...

  • Birdwatchers' Yearby Leo Batten; Jeremy Sorensen; Donald Watson; Mike J. Wareing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    Birdwatchers' Year is, in essence, six 'years' of bird activity and behaviour as recorded, month by month, by six experienced bird watchers and ornithologists. The result is a fascinating compilation of fact, anecdote and general observation as seen and noted by the authors, that will appeal to birdwatchers at all levels of expertise. The habitats... more...

  • The Barn Owlby D.S Bunn; A.B Warburton; R.D.S Wilson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    In the classic monograph mould, this study of Tyto alba is the product of almost 40 years field work by its authors and complementary observations by other dedicated ornithologists in Britain, the USA and Europe. The result is a detailed, balanced account based on intimate knowledge of the Barn Owl in varying habitats in Britain, comparing, as... more...

  • Rare Birds in Britain and Irelandby J.N Dymond; P.A Fraser; S.J.M Gantlett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    This book by a trio of rare-bird specialists is a successor to two earlier works (long out of print), Scarce Migrant Birds in Britain and Ireland (Sharrock 1974 and Rare Birds in Britain and Ireland (Sharrock 1976). It unifies both of the earlier books and updates them, adding more than 80 species to the previous total.The authors have analysed... more...

  • The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula Vol. 2by David R. Wells

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 39.99

    This well-illustrated volume covers the passerines of Singapore, peninsular Malaysia, southern Thailand and the tip of Tenasserim (Burma) with their associated island archipelagos. David Wells' historically complete accounts draw on a full range of recent field and museum research. Over 380 species are described, including topics such as systematics,... more...

  • Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Birds . . . But Were Afraid To Askby Stephen Moss

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 12.99

    This RSPB-endorsed book answers all those burning questions about birds that beginners and experts alike may ask themselves as they go about their birding. How do ducks keep their feet from freezing in winter? Why don't swallows stay in Africa? Are birds really dinosaurs, or were dinosaurs really birds? How is it decided whether bird species should... more...

  • Birds of Essexby Simon Wood

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 53.99

    The County Avifaunas are a growing series giving full details of the status and range of every species recorded in the county in question. Each title covers all species on the county list , with a detailed breakdown of rarity records, and each has introductory sections describing the county's general ecology, climate, weather patterns, its ornithological... more...