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The Complete Garden Bird Book: How to Identify and Attract Birds to Your Garden

Field / Identification GuideHandbook / ManualComing Soon

By: Mark Golley (Author), Stephen Moss (Author), David Daly (Illustrator)

176 pages, 500 colour illustrations

Bloomsbury Publishing

Paperback | 2017 | #232626 | ISBN-13: 9781472937643
Available for pre-order: Due Jan 2017 Details
NHBS Price: £10.99 $13/€12 approx

About this book

Please note, this is a reissue of The Complete Garden Bird Book, formerly on the natural history list of New Holland publishers.

One of the greatest pleasures of having a garden is being able to identify the great number of different bird species that may feed, bathe and nest there, or simply fly over, particularly during migration.

This bestseller combines full identification and behavioural features of over 70 common garden bird species with detailed information on attracting birds to your garden. The clear illustrations and text are presented in an easy-to-use format and provide practical bird identification information to the novice birdwatcher. A concise introduction covers ideal garden habitats, binoculars, bird behaviour and feeding birds.

Stunningly illustrated, yet simple to use, The Complete Garden Bird Book will ensure that you get the maximum pleasure from your garden whatever its size or location.


Bird Topography

Section One: Watching and Attracting Birds to Your Garden
- Watching Garden Birds
- Ideal Garden Habitats
- Garden Birds Through the Year
- Urban Gardens
- Parks and Open Spaces
- Feeding Birds
- Nest Sites
- Garden Hazards

Section Two: Identifying the Birds


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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. His books include Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland and Cooking for Birds.

Stephen Moss is a naturalist, author and TV producer. His TV credits include Springwatch, Birds Britannia, and Britain's Big Wildlife Revival, while his books include Wild Hares and Hummingbirds, A Bird in the Bush: A Social History of Birdwatching and Tweet of the Day. He has travelled to all seven continents to film and write about wildlife. Stephen is one of Britain's leading nature writers with a monthly column in the Guardian. He also writes for the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and magazines including Birdwatch, BBC Wildlife and Countryfile.

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