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- John Murray 2010; Not Available
If we could see it as a whole, if they all arrived in a single flock, say, we would be truly amazed: sixteen million birds. Swallows, martins, swifts, warblers, wagtails, wheatears, cuckoos, chats, nightingales, nightjars, thrushes, pipits and flycatchers pouring into Britain from sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of the enduring wonders of the natural... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 23.98
All animals are equal - but some, as George Orwell said, are more equal than others, and birds, most people would surely agree, are in the very first rank. They can do almost everything that mammals can do - and more. By mastering flight, they have a way of living that encompasses the whole world. In The Secret Life of Birds, Colin Tudge explores... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2014; Not Available
Get out into the garden and get birdspotting with the RSPB Birdwatching can be done from your doorstep with RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatch, the perfect guide for taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch. You'll find all the information you need to create a welcoming garden environment for birds, with explanations of different bird... more...
- Storey Publishing, LLC 2009; US$ 14.95
How many feathers does a bird have? Do birds sleep while in flight? Why do Blue-Footed Boobies have blue feet? How do migrating birds know where to go and how to get there? For these and hundreds of other questions, The Bird Watching Answer Book has expert answers. Written by Laura Erickson, science editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this... more...
- Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 18.95
One hundred years ago, F. Schuyler Mathews, an erudite naturalist and birder, theorized that birds sing first for love of music, and second for love of the lady. To expand on his theory, he actually scored the songs of birds in the wild. His charming text and bird-by-bird annotations were compiled into a guide called Field Book of Wild Birds and... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 15.98
Since 1972 Mark Cocker has been a member of a community of obsessional people, almost all male, who sacrifice most of their spare time, a good deal of money, sometimes their chances of a partner or family, even occasionally their lives, to watch birds. Birders is the story of this community, of its characters, its rules, its equipment... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 14.38
One night Mark Cocker followed the roiling, deafening flock of rooks and jackdaws which regularly passed over his Norfolk home on their way to roost in the Yare valley. From the moment he watched the multitudes blossom as a mysterious dark flower above the night woods, these gloriously commonplace birds were unsheathed entirely from their ordinariness.... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available
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... more...
- Scribner 2007; Not Available
Following one of the world's experts on birdsong from the woods of Martha's Vineyard to the tropical forests of Central America, Don Stap brings to life the quest to unravel an ancient mystery: Why do birds sing and what do their songs mean? We quickly discover that one question leads to another. Why does the chestnut-sided warbler sing one song before... more...
- DK Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95
If you're unsure how to tell the difference between a swift and a swallow or have trouble distinguishing a mallard from a shoveler, then What's that Bird? is the book for you. Designed for beginners to birdwatching, but also handy for a more experienced birder, What's That Bird? is an indispensable pocket guide that shows you more than 150... more...