|Cuckoos of the World|
Johannes Erritzøe, Clive F Mann, Frederik P Brammer, Richard A Fuller, Richard Allen, Jan Wilczur, Martin Woodcock and Tim Worfolk
This authoritative handbook, part of the Helm Identification Guides series, looks in detail at the world's cuckoos, couas and anis - the family
Cuculidae. Famed as brood-parasites of other birds, the cuckoos include a diverse range of species, from the roadrunners of North America to the
spectacular malkohas of southern Asia. More...
Hardback | #190000 | 2012 | £59.99 | $98/€71 approx.
|Neotropical Birds of Prey: Biology and Ecology of a Forest Raptor Community|
David F Whitacre and J Peter Jenny
Until recently, surprisingly little has been known about the biology and behavior of tropical forest raptors, including such basic aspects as diets,
breeding biology, habitat requirements, and population ecology, information critical to the development of conservation efforts. The Peregrine Fund
conducted a significant eight-year-long research program on the raptor species, including owls, in Tikal National Park in Guatemala to learn more
about Neotropical birds of prey. More...
Hardback | #196377 | 2012 | £48.95 | $80/€58 approx.
|RSPB British Birdfinder|
Most bird books are designed to help you identify the birds that you've seen. This book is different. It is a species-by-species guide that shows you
how to find and watch more than 250 species of birds that can be seen in Britain. Some are common; others are rare migrants or scarce breeding birds,
but this book will tell you the best places to see and watch all of them. More...
Paperback | #194878 | 2012 | £12.99 | $21/€15 approx.
|Where to Find Birds in Far North New Zealand: A Site Guide|
Please note, there is a revised edition. More...
Detlef Davies is Regional Representative for the Far North branch of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand and has travelled widely in the country but particularly in his local area, the Far North. This book is a product of this exploration. It lists over 40 prime birdwatching sites with plenty of colour photographs and maps (some hand-drawn but most detailed OS maps).
Paperback | #198355 | 2011 |
£15.99 £12.50 | $21/€15 approx.
|Our Garden Birds: A Bird for Every Week of the Year|
In this beautiful, collectible new volume, street artist Matt Sewell offers his own unique take on 52 of our favourite British garden birds. Since its
first appearance in July 2009, Matt's "Bird of the Week" feature for the "Caught by the River" website has quickly become a cult hit. More...
Hardback | #194947 | 2012 | £9.99 | $16/€12 approx.
|Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed: An Introduction to Birdsong|
Learning birdsong is not just a way to become a better bird-spotter. It is tuning in: a way of hearing the soundtrack of the planet earth... Why do
birds sing? What are they trying to say? Birdsong is not just about natural history. It is also about our history. We got melody from the birds as we
got rhythm from the womb. More...
Paperback | #196866 | 2012 | £8.99 | $15/€11 approx.
|Bird Habitats in Ireland|
Richard Nairn and John O'Halloran
Much progress has been made in the recent past in the study of Ireland's birds and their habitats. Ireland's bird life is different from that of
Europe and the neighbouring island of Britain. It is a stronghold for species such as the chough and storm petrel while common European species such
as the nuthatch and tawny owl are completely absent. More...
Hardback | #197055 | 2012 | £31.99 | $52/€38 approx.
|The Kirtland's Warbler: The Story of a Bird's Fight Against Extinction and the People Who Saved It|
At a time when the world is seeing its species rapidly go extinct, the Kirtland's warbler is not just a survivor, it's a rock star. The Kirtland's
warbler is the rarest warbler species in North America and will always be rare because of its persnickety nesting preferences. But when the total
population fell below 400 birds in the 1970s and 1980s-driven largely by a loss of habitat and the introduction of a parasite-a small group of
dedicated biologists, researchers, and volunteers vowed to save the Kirtland's warbler despite long odds. More...
Hardback | #197052 | 2012 | £21.50 | $35/€26 approx.
|Emerging Avian Disease|
In this volume, new human disease pandemics, arising from animals stimulated by ongoing environmental change, demonstrate the value of ornithological
research into avian diseases. A group of 29 researchers address a diverse set of topics... More...
Hardback | #195196 | 2012 | £28.95 | $47/€34 approx.
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|Barn Owl Conservation Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for Ecologists, Surveyors, Land Managers and Ornithologists|
The Barn Owl Trust
A comprehensive handbook covering all aspects of the conservation of Barn Owls. Written by the Barn Owl Trust, this book includes in-depth information on Barn Owl survey techniques, relevant ecology, Barn Owls and the law, mortality, habitat management, use of nest boxes and barn Owl rehabilitation. Essential reading for ecologists, planners, land managers and ornithologists. More...
Paperback | #192114 | 2012 | £39.99 | $66/€48 approx.
|Birds, Scythes and Combines: A History of Birds and Agricultural Change|
First published in 2003, "Birds, Scythes and Combines" provides an historical perspective to changes in farmland bird populations in Britain over the
past 250 years. Despite the scale of change in habitats and agricultural methods in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, early avifaunas show
that farmland birds were little affected. More...
Paperback | #197714 | 2013 | £28.99 | $48/€35 approx.
|RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds|
A compact and informative field guide which covers over 200 of the most common birds found in Britain and features concise descriptions of each bird's main characteristics including plumage, calls and song, confusion species, habitat, distribution and status, and behaviours. It includes detailed artworks highlighted by author Simon Harrap's new text. This easy-to-use guide features 40 new species, colour distribution maps throughout and has a revised introduction. More...
Paperback | #198187 | 2012 | £5.99 | $10/€7 approx.
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Ornithology bestsellers at NHBS
Reaching speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, the Peregrine Falcon is famous as the world's fastest bird. However, its penchant for choosing
inaccessible places to breed, feed and roost mean that few people are well acquainted with its habits and behaviour. More...
Hardback | #196231 | 2012 | £14.99 | $25/€18 approx.
|Extreme Measures: The Ecological Energetics of Birds and Mammals|
Brian K McNab
Along with reproduction, balancing energy expenditure with the limits of resource acquisition is essential for both a species and a population to
survive. But energy is a limited resource, as we know well, so birds and mammals--the most energy-intensive fauna on the planet--must reduce energy
expenditures to maintain this balance, some taking small steps, and others extreme measures. More...
Paperback | #196221 | 2012 | £24.50 | $40/€29 approx.
|Collins Bird Guide: The Most Complete Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe|
Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterström, Peter J Grant and David A Christie
Written by one of Europe's leading ornithologists and illustrated by two of the world's finest bird illustrators - Killian Mullarney and Dan
Zetterstrom (with a translation by David Christie). Covering Britain and Europe, the book provides all the information needed to identify any species
at any time of year, with detailed text on size, habitat, range, identification and voice. More...
Paperback | #170498 | 2010 | £19.99 | $33/€24 approx.
|Bird Monitoring Methods: A Manual of Techniques for Key UK Species|
Gillian Gilbert, David W Gibbons and Julianne Evans
First published by the RSPB in 1998, this book is a practical guide to surveying and monitoring techniques for use in the breeding season--in
assessing breeding success as well as population levels--and during the winter. It gives instructions for more than 120 UK bird species, mainly those
of conservation concern. More...
Paperback | #196444 | 2012 | £34.99 | $57/€42 approx.
|The Bird Photography Field Guide: The Essential Handbook for Capturing Birds with your Digital SLR|
This handy book contains all the expertise you need to make your bird-watching trip into a rewarding photo session: there is copious advice on equipment, technique and field-craft, and a wealth of wonderful photos to inspire you. Finally, a section on the digital darkroom will help you turn your shots into perfect prints. More...
Paperback | #196618 | 2011 | £8.99 | $15/€11 approx.
|Icelandic Bird Guide: Appearance, Way of Life, Habitat|
Johann Oli Hilmarsson
This second edition of the popular "Icelandic Bird Guide" has been completely
revised and expanded. It covers all Icelandic breeding birds and regular visitors in detail and also describes numerous annual vagrants - more than
160 species in total. More...
Paperback | #194831 | 2011 | £54.99 | $90/€65 approx.
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