Featuring 280 species that the amateur naturalist might expect to see in the field or garden, this user-friendly introduction covers geography, climate, habits, taxonomy and nomenclature, bird topography, and the best places to watch birds, in a way that doesn't assume prior knowledge of the subject. It includes a list of useful addresses and contacts.
Peter Goodfellow is a retired school teacher and lifelong birdwatcher. He is a past Chairman of Devon Birdwatching & Preservation Society, and regularly involved with BTO surveys. His previous publications include Shakespeare's Birds, the AA Illustrated Birds of Britain & Europe and the Birds of Britain: The Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain & Europe (both with Paul Sterry). He lives in Plymouth.
Paul Sterry is one of the UK's leading wildlife and natural history photographers, with more than 40 highly successful books to his name. Originally trained as a biologist, he uses his knowledge of natural history and ecology to take images that serve to depict wildlife in a natural context, and to celebrate its beauty. He lives in Berkshire.