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Birding with Bill Oddie

Field / Identification Guide Handbook / Manual
By: S Moss and B Oddie
224 pages, 41 col illus, 5 b/w line drawings
Publisher: BBC Books
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  • Birding with Bill Oddie ISBN: 9781849903080 Paperback Jul 2011 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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There is a great deal more to birding than simply identifying species and ticking them off a list...The places, the experiences, the feelings, the fun, even the frustrations. Those are the joys. In this enjoyable and accessible practical guide, self-confessed birdwatching fanatic Bill Oddie teams up with experienced nature broadcaster and author Stephen Moss to impart a lifetime of knowledge and handy tips.

Guiding you through your first steps into the world of birding with useful information on equipment, techniques and important insider hints, Bill's warm and friendly advice will help you on your very first birding trip, and his priceless knowledge of what to look out for will aid you as you develop to track the rarest birds and most treasured spectacles. Peppered with humorous anecdotes and musings, and illustrated throughout with useful colour photographs and Bill's own sketches and diagrams, "Birding with Bill Oddie" is the essential birding field guide, clearing the way for you to fully enjoy this most thrilling and fulfilling of pastimes.

First published in 1997.

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Bill Oddie is an author, actor, comedian, artist, musician and keen ornithologist. After finding fame in comedy team The Goodies, he pursued his interests in the world of nature and birdwatching, eventually becoming a presenter on Springwatch and Autumnwatch. An established expert in the field, he has published many books on birdwatching, including Gripping Yarns: Tales of Birds and Birding and Bill Oddie's Little Black Bird Book. Stephen Moss works at the BBC Natural History Unit where he has produced programmes including Springwatch, Autumnwatch and The Nature of Britain. Author of the 'Birdwatch' column in the Guardian, his other books include A Bird in the Bush, This Birding Life and The Bumper Book of Nature. He lives in Somerset with his wife and five children.
Field / Identification Guide Handbook / Manual
By: S Moss and B Oddie
224 pages, 41 col illus, 5 b/w line drawings
Publisher: BBC Books
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