A reliable, attractive fold-out identification chart illustrating 50 of Britain's most familiar and popular garden bird species.
This RSPB-licensed ID guide features 80 artworks illustrating 50 of Britain's most common and popular garden bird species. Artworks are printed on one side of the fold-out chart with species grouped by family and helpfully labelled to assist with species identification. On the reverse of the artworks, informative and engaging text is provided about the featured species, as well as helpful advice on how to set up a wildlife garden or put up nest boxes to attract more birds to your garden. Conservation issues our garden bird species are facing, and information on the RSPB's work to support them will also be included.
Stephen Message is one of the UK's foremost bird artists as well as an experienced birdwatcher. He studied Graphic Design, then specialised in natural history illustration at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and has worked as a freelance artist ever since. Stephen has twice been runner up for the Bird Illustrator of the Year, and he was the Birdwatch Artist of the Year in 2017. Stephen painted the beautiful cover artworks for all four editions of the RSPB Handbook of British Birds. He has illustrated many books in his career, including Waders of Europe, Asia and North America, Bill Oddie's Birds of Britain and Ireland and the Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia.
Marianne Taylor is a freelance writer, illustrator and photographer. A passion for all wildlife, but especially birds, has always been a driving force in Marianne's life. Marianne worked in publishing for seven years before taking the plunge as a freelancer in 2007. Since then, she has written more than 25 books for adults and children on a range of natural history subjects.