208 pages, colour illustrations
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, Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland is perfect for use at home, out in the car or in the field.
Arranged in taxonomic species order, it is ideal for both the beginner and the more experienced birdwatcher. The comprehensive and informative jargon-free text is written by birdwatching expert Mark Golley. Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland is packed with identification tips, details of habitat and calls for over 280 bird species, and includes all those seen regularly in Britain and Ireland, as well as some of the less common migrants. It is illustrated throughout with more than 1,000 spectacular, full-colour illustrations by leading bird artist David Daly.
"[...] Besides a few minor quibbles, this is an excellent field guide and is well worth consideration in the crowded field of books covering birds in Britain and Ireland."
– Stephen McAvoy, BTO book reviews
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Mark Golley is a regular contributor to birding magazines and is well known for his refreshing and easy approach to bird identification. He spent four years as warden of the world-famous Cley Marshes nature reserve, close to where he lives in North Norfolk.
David Daly is one of Europe's leading bird artists. He has taken part in a number of expeditions to various parts of the world. His work has been exhibited widely and his illustrations have appeared in numerous books and calendars as well as prestigious magazines including British Birds. He lives in County Wexford, Ireland.