All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Good Reads  Ornithology  Birds: General

An Asylum of Loons Charming Names from the Bird World

New
By: Adventure Publications(Author)
80 pages, colour photos
An Asylum of Loons
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • An Asylum of Loons ISBN: 9781591939047 Hardback Jun 2019 Usually dispatched within 6 days
    £10.99
    #247081
Selected version: £10.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

When "bird" is not the word, this book tells you what is. A murder of crows, a charm of goldfinch, a huddle of penguins – groupings of birds are more than just a "flock". Collective nouns for specific types of birds range from fascinating to funny, and this adorable book is your guide to the best of them. Discover the surprising number of different terms, and learn their true meanings – as well as the history behind them. Did C.S. Lewis really coin the phrase, "a parliament of owls"? Find out in this colourfully designed conversation-starter. The spectacular full-colour photography that accompanies each entertaining tidbit further enhances the collectability of An Asylum of Loons. The book is destined to be a popular gift for bird lovers, so grab one for yourself and give a copy to the birders in your life, too!

Contents

- Albatrosses
- Auks
- Avocets
- Babblers
- Bitterns
- Blackbirds
- Bluejays
- Bobolinks
- Bobwhites
- Boobies
- Buffleheads
- Bullfinches
- Buntings
- Buzzards
- Canaries
- Canvasbacks
- Cardinals
- Catbirds
- Chickadees
- Chickens
- Chiffchaffs
- Choughs
- Cockatoos
- Coots
- Cormorants
- Cowbirds
- Cranes
- Creepers
- Crossbills
- Crows
- Cuckoos
- Curlews
- Dodos
- Dotterels
- Doves
- Ducks
- Dunlins
- Eagles
- Egrets
- Eiders
- Emus
- Falcons
- Finches
- Flamingos
- Flickers
- Flycatchers
- Frigatebirds
- Galahs
- Gannets
- Godwits
- Goldeneyes
- Geese
- Goshawks
- Grackles
- Grebes
- Grosbeaks
- Grouses
- Gulls
- Harriers
- Hawks
- Herons
- Hoatzins
- House
- Martins
- Hummingbirds
- Ibises
- Jackdaws
- Jays
- Juncos
- Kakapos
- Kestrels
- Killdeer
- Kingbirds
- Kingfishers
- Kinglets
- Kites
- Knots
- Lapwings
- Larks
- Linnets
- Loons
- Magpies
- Mallards
- Martins
- Meadowlarks
- Merlins
- Mockingbirds
- Nighthawks
- Nightingales
- Nuthatches
- Orioles
- Ospreys
- Ostriches
- Owls
- Parrots
- Partridges
- Peacocks
- Pelicans
- Penguins
- Phalaropes
- Pheasants
- Phoebes
- Phoenixes
- Pigeons
- Plovers
- Pochards
- Ptarmigans
- Puffins
- Quails
- Ravens
- Redpolls
- Roadrunners
- Robins
- Rooks
- Roosters
- Ruffs
- Sandpipers
- Sapsuckers
- Seagulls
- Sheldrakes/
- Shelducks
- Shovellers
- Skimmers
- Snipes
- Songbirds
- Soras
- Sparrows
- Starlings
- Storks
- Swallows
- Swans
- Swifts
- Teals
- Terns
- Thrushes
- Titmouses
- Toucans
- Towhees
- Turkeys
- Virginia rails
- Vultures
- Wagtails
- Warblers
- Waterfowl
- Waxwings
- Whip-poor-wills
- Wigeons
- Woodcocks
- Woodpeckers
- Wrens
- Yellowlegs

Customer Reviews

New
By: Adventure Publications(Author)
80 pages, colour photos
Current promotions
Handbook of the mammals of the world batsPenguin Random House South AfricaBritish WildlifeNest Box Price List 2019