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This innovative and carefully designed photographic guide provides a concise introduction to the identification of the 246 birds most likely to be seen in Great Britain and Ireland. It is the perfect book for anyone wanting to put a name to the birds in their garden, local area or on visits farther afield. Packed with hundreds of stunning photos showing the birds in their many variations, and written and designed by a team of experienced birdwatchers, this is the ideal companion for anyone interested in learning more about the wild birds around us.
Rob Hume is a freelance writer, editor and artist, with more than thirty books on birds to his name. Robert Still is publishing director of WILDGuides and a prolific natural history author. Andy Swash is managing director of WILDGuides and a well-known wildlife photographer and author. Hugh Harrop is an award-winning photographer and the owner of the ecotourism business Shetland Wildlife. David Tipling is one of the world's most widely published wildlife photographers and the author or commissioned photographer of many books. The five are also coauthors of the highly acclaimed Britain’s Birds (Princeton WILDGuides).
"This is a fantastic piece of work [...] [It] manages to cram a huge amount of information in the pages without it feeling too cluttered or overwhelming. The text is concise but thorough enough to help with identification [...] this is a must have for new and seasoned birders alike."
– Scott Mayson, British Trust for Ornithology
"The book is packed with quality colour photographs, no mean feat to gather so many images together for one book, with at least two images per species sometimes more [...] this a great pocket guide to British Birds and I would certainly recommend it to anyone getting into birds and birdwatching."
– Alan Davies, BirdwatchingTrips
"Well thought out and structured to assist the reader [...] another one of the top quality bargain books we have come to expect from Princeton's WildGuides series."
– Phil Slade, Another Bird Blog
"The best bird identification guide I have seen, ever."
– Jim Williams, Star Tribune
"These carefully curated photographs are the conclusive answer to any who said that photos cannot illustrate identification features [...] It is a treasure trove: the pages pack in a wealth of images."
– Thomas Wingfield, London Naturalist