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Birds & Birdwatching

  • Poultry Breedsby Carol Ekarius

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2016; US$ 8.95

    A reissue of Pocketful of Poultry (2007; 43,000 copies in print), Poultry Breeds  features a new title and cover for this engaging photo gallery of 104 breeds of chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys, with each one?s special qualities profiled. more...

  • Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Irelandby Mark Golley

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Stunningly illustrated and simple to use, this brand new, fully updated, edition of a practical and informative guide is a must for any birdwatcher's pocket. Whether observing what is feeding, nesting or bathing in your garden, or further afield, or trying to identify a bird on the wing, this book is perfect for use at home, out in the car or in the... more...

  • Falconby Helen Macdonald

    Reaktion Books 2016; US$ 16.00

    Before best-selling author Helen Macdonald told the story of the goshawk in H Is for Hawk , she told the story of the falcon, in a cultural history of the masterful creature that can ?cut the sky in two? with the ?perfectly aerodynamic profile of a raindrop,? as she so incisively puts it. In talon-sharp prose she explores the spell the falcon has... more...

  • Book of Texas Birdsby Gary Clark

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    Drawing on the knowledge and insight gained from a lifetime of watching, studying, and enjoying birds, this book is full of information about more than four hundred species of birds in Texas, most all of which author Gary Clark has seen first hand. Organized in the standard taxonomic order familiar to most birders, the book is written in a conversational... more...

  • Where Poppies Blowby John Lewis-Stempel

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    The natural history of the Western Front during the First World War by the author of MEADOWLAND , winner of the 2015 Wainwright Prize Where Poppies Blow is the unique story of the British soldiers of the Great War and their relationship with the animals and plants around them. This connection was of profound importance, because it goes a long... more...

  • Scarlet Experimentby Jeff Karnicky

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 45.00

    Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Split the Lark? refers to the ?scarlet experiment? by which scientists destroy a bird in order to learn more about it. Indeed, humans have killed hundreds of millions of birds?for science, fashion, curiosity, and myriad other reasons. In the United States alone, seven species of birds are now extinct and another ninety-three... more...

  • Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to British Birdsby Bill Bailey

    Quercus 2016; US$ 24.99

    'When herons are spooked they have a habit of vomiting as a defence. Half-digested pieces of eel and water vole skull on your head is not a good look. Just so you know.' Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to British Birds is all about comedian Bailey's love of birds. A visual feast - it is packed with illustrations, sketches and notes by Bailey... more...

  • Todos los loros del mundoby Gianni Ravazzi; Gino Conzo

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2016; US$ 5.99

    * Los loros, con su magnífico colorido y sus increíbles tonalidades, son una de las criaturas más fascinantes de la naturaleza. El esplendor de los colores y de las formas va unido a un carácter vivaz, una notable inteligencia y una marcada sociabilidad, cualidades que desde siempre han llamado la atención del ser humano* Esta obra describe con detalle... more...

  • Dr Jack?s Third Illustrated South African Byrd Bookby Dr Jack

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 6.00

    This humorous book follows the earlier successful publication of two similar books by Dr Jack. Picture driven, it features a collection of cartoons that lampoon birds on the basis of their common names. The author draws on some existing material, but also turns to the renaming of a number of southern African birds for fresh inspiration. The book is... more...

  • Make Your Own Bird Foodby Mark Golley

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    Birds are the life and soul of any garden, whatever its size or location, and one thing can be guaranteed: if food is on offer, birds will visit. With this in mind, Cooking for Birds brings you some of the most popular and successful bird food recipes ever served up, ensuring your bird feeder or table will be the toast of avian gourmet for years... more...