In this new book, the text, maps and plates of the bestselling RSPB Handbook of British Birds have been adapted to create a brand new book specific to Scotland and its rich birdlife. Over 250 species are covered in detail with a page per species. The species accounts include concise information on identification, voice, habits, habitat, food, breeding ecology, seasonal movements, population and conservation. Detailed maps have been specially created to show distribution when breeding, wintering or on migration. Superb colour illustrations from some of the world's leading artists have been integrated into the text for easy reference.
Peter Holden has worked for the RSPB for more than 30 years and is the author of several books including the bestselling RSPB Handbook of British Birds (Helm) and the RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife.
Stuart Housden is the Director of the RSPB's Scotland office.
"It is difficult to imagine a better introduction to the birds of Scotland, and it is very fairly priced."
– B.H., Ibis – The Journal of the British Ornithologists' Union, October 2009