Do you know that cormorants are expert fishers? They swim along the water and then quickly dive to catch their prey! Or that great crested grebes fluff up their feathers and break out into a dance to attract their mates?
From the easy-to-spot, year-round tufted duck to the summer visitor and cackling fulmar, get ready to find out about 137 different birds. There are so many feathered friends to meet in this first book in the RSPB Nature Guide series, published in collaboration with the RSPB, the largest wildlife conservation charity in Europe.
You will learn where to find birds, what different bird habitats look like and which birds to look out for throughout different seasons. Including our favourite birds, such as the goldfinch, robin, blue tit, blackbird and even owl, as well as some less common visitors we might not know of, each page contains information boxes about each bird.
Includes information on how to make your green space more bird friendly; activities to try like making your own bird cake and a checklist so you can tick off every bird you spot. With beautiful illustrations by Kate McLelland throughout, this is the perfect contemporary pocket guide for young birdwatchers in-the-making and adult nature enthusiasts alike.
Catherine Brereton has written and edited more than 150 books for children on a wide range of topics from art and archaeology to robots and space.
Kate McLelland grew up in the North East of England before moving to London to gain a BA Hons in Theatre Design. After completing her degree she moved to Edinburgh, where she gained an MFA in Illustration with Distinction at Edinburgh College of Art. Kate has been highly commended in the MacMillan Prize, nominated for a D&AD Illustration award and a Penguin Design Award. She now lives with her family in Edinburgh, where she works on books, printmaking and making pictures!