Collins Bird Guide

Collins Bird Guide provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, with detailed text on size, habitat, range, identification and voice.

Author: Lars Svensson

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007113323

Category: Nature

Page: 392

View: 956

Collins Bird Guide provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, with detailed text on size, habitat, range, identification and voice. Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and illustrations showing the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, feeding)."

Collins Bird Guide

Author: Stuart Keith

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Birds

Page: 767

View: 358


Collins Birds

Bird Migration. Cambridge University Press. Beaman, M. & Madge, S. 1998. The
Handbook of Bird Identification for Europe and the Western ... Collins Field Guide
to Bird Nests, Eggs and Nestlings of Britain and Europe (revised edition).

Author: Dominic Couzens

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 532

This splendid guide to the birds of Britain and Europe takes you well beyond the information you might find in a field guide. Organized taxonomically, it includes an introduction to each family, with information on food, habitat, eggs, and breeding and nesting behavior. Memorable descriptions and often astonishing facts make even the commonest birds worthy of new attention. A visual feast, Collins Birds features 500 color photographs and more than 1,000 illustrations and maps.

Collins British Bird Guide

This is an indispensable guide for all those with an interest in birds, whether amateur or expert, and is beautifully packaged to lend itself both as gift or self-purchase.

Author: Lars Svensson

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007451241

Category: Birds

Page: 256

View: 850

Experience the joy of discovering the natural world around you with this beautiful pocket guide to British birds, an inspiration and treat designed to enthral all nature lovers. This new, abridged edition of the hugely successful Collins Bird Guide is a must for every birdwatcher. The book provides all the information needed to identify any common British species at any time of the year, covering size, habitat, range, identification and voice. Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and illustrations showing the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, and feeding). This is an indispensable guide for all those with an interest in birds, whether amateur or expert, and is beautifully packaged to lend itself both as gift or self-purchase.

Collins British Bird Guide Collins Pocket Guide

Experience the joy of discovering the natural world around you with this beautiful pocket guide to British birds, an inspiration and treat designed to enthral all nature lovers.

Author: Lars Svensson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007507720

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 339

Experience the joy of discovering the natural world around you with this beautiful pocket guide to British birds, an inspiration and treat designed to enthral all nature lovers.

Collins Bird Songs and Calls

This second edition of the acclaimed Collins Guide to Bird Songs and Calls includes re-recorded versions of the original habitat CDs?ensuring that they are even clearer, but just as atmospheric?introducing the user to the major bird ...

Author: Geoff Sample

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007339763

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 105

This second edition of the acclaimed Collins Guide to Bird Songs and Calls includes rerecorded versions of the original habitat CDs - ensuring that they are even clearer, but just as atmospheric - introducing the user to the major bird habitats of britian and the birds that live in them. The new edition also now contains a third CD containing a unique beginner's guide to birdsong in a course of 12 monthly sessions. Covering around 30 of the commonest garden and parkland bird species in the 12 sessions, it also gives an outline of the behavioural context - when the different species sing, why they sing and what is going on in the wider bird community. The group of species featured each month will be chosen for the similarities in their voices and songs; often this will mean birds of the same family. So, for instance, it makes sense to begin with Great Tit and Blue Tit for January - some of the few birds that can be heard this month, but also species with songs built around simple repeated patterns. By introducing a group of similar sounding birds each month - and starting with the easy birds first - this accessible guide will help you to quickly appreciate the wonderful range of bird voices and to discover just what birdsong is all about. A walk in the park will never be the same again.

Birds of the World Collins Field Guide

For the first time, the complete collection of Norman Arlott's incredibly detailed, accurate and beautiful bird paintings has been brought together in one comprehensive volume, accompanied by concise text detailing specific characteristics ...

Author: Norman Arlott

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008174008

Category: Science

Page: 656

View: 281

For the first time, the complete collection of Norman Arlott's incredibly detailed, accurate and beautiful bird paintings has been brought together in one comprehensive volume, accompanied by concise text detailing specific characteristics and appearance of each species to enable identification. This all-encompassing new field guide is an excellent addition to the world-renowned series – the ultimate reference book for birdwatchers and bird lovers. Over 10,000 birds are featured and 30,000 maps and more than 500 full color plates make this a visual feast, as well as an authoritative resource.

Collins BTO Guide to British Birds

In a unique new collaboration, Collins have paired up with the respected British Trust for Ornithology, bringing together the most authoritative and up-to-date information in this new field guide to the common birds of Britain and Ireland.

Author: Paul Sterry

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007551533

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 503

In a unique new collaboration, Collins have paired up with the respected British Trust for Ornithology, bringing together the most authoritative and up-to-date information in this new field guide to the common birds of Britain and Ireland.

Collins Life Size Birds The Only Guide to Show British Birds at Their Actual Size

A photographic celebration of Britain and northern Europe's richly varied birdlife, this book uniquely presents each species in 1:1 scale.

Author: Paul Sterry

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780008218737

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 860

Collins Life-Size Birds is a photographic celebration of Britain and northern Europe s richly varied birdlife. The photographs are gloriously detailed, appealing to both beginners and experienced birdwatchers. For decades, bird photography has been used to capture and create images of these photogenic subjects. Recent advances in technology mean that digital imaging has come of age and, as a result, contemporary photographs of birds can reveal as much detail as can be seen with the naked eye and the bird in the hand. This has allowed the creation of a book that depicts birds in intricate detail at life size, as well as larger than life in the case of many smaller species. The book is unique because for every species entry at least one image shows the bird in question, or the head and bill in the case of large species, depicted life size. The photographs used throughout the book have been chosen carefully to show not only important identification features but also to depict a bird s typical posture, be that perched, standing, swimming or in flight. As many plumage variations as possible have been included. Annotations highlight key identification features that are discussed in the text. For each species the main text contains descriptions of plumage and structural features that are useful for identification, plus further information about habits and behaviour. In addition, a fact file section covers key details for each species: Common name; Scientific name; Length (an average, measured from bill tip to the end of the tail; Wingspan (an average, measured from wingtip to wingtip); Habitat (or habitats, if these differ seasonally); Food; Status; and Voice. "

Birds of Seychelles and the Outlying Islands

In addition to being able to put a name to a bird, this book also provides information on how the birds live, what they feed, when they breed and why there are so many great rarities. 1105 color illustrations, and 362 maps.

Author: Malcolm Penny

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780756766467

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 268

This highly illustrated, comprehensive and easy to use volume is a guide to a unique avifauna, the birds of the Seychelles and outlying islands in the Western Indian Ocean. The Seychelles remains one of the least disturbed island groups, and one of the last to be studied by ornithologists. Easy species identification and the tameness of the birds -- some of them among the rarest in the world -- combine to make bird-watching in the Seychelles rewarding for the novice bird-watcher and fascinating for the ornithologist. In addition to being able to put a name to a bird, this book also provides information on how the birds live, what they feed, when they breed and why there are so many great rarities. 1105 color illustrations, and 362 maps.

Collins Birds of Prey

Illustrated with 55 maps, nearly 200 photographs and nearly 1000 illustrations, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the birds of prey of Europe.

Author: Benny Génsbøl

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007248148

Category: Nature

Page: 414

View: 406

The most complete guide to the 49 species of bird of prey (eagles, vultures, hawks, buzzards, osprey and falcons) found in Europe. Every species has a comprehensive descriptive entry, with the most up to date information on population, distribution, status, behavior, habitat, voice, breeding biology, food and hunting techniques. In addition, a separate section deals in-depth with the identification of the species - Major ID characteristics, proportions, regional variations, young, juvenile and adult variation, ID of perched birds, ID of flying birds and a section on other species that can be confused. Illustrated with 55 maps, nearly 200 photographs and nearly 1000 illustrations, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the birds of prey of Europe.

The North American Bird Guide

This important work brings the genius of David Sibley to the world once again in a thoroughly updated and expanded volume that every birder must own.

Author: David Sibley

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781472909275

Category: Birds

Page: 624

View: 490

When the Sibley Guide to Birds was published in 2000, it was an overnight sensation, selling 500,000 copies in its first nine months (more than 1.5million copies have now been sold). It established David Sibley as the author and illustrator of the nation's supreme and most comprehensive guide to birds. Used by millions of birders from novices to the most expert, the 'Sibley Guide' became the standard by which natural history guides are measured. It was published in Britain as The North American Bird Guide by Pica Press/Christopher Helm and won Birdwatch magazine's Best Bird Book of the Year award. The 'Sibley Guide' is one of three major North American field guides, and is widely considered by many to be the best of them. This highly anticipated second edition builds on this foundation of excellence, offering massively expanded and updated information, new artwork, new and rare species, and a new elegant design. There are hundreds of new paintings and all previously used art has been re-digitised following much modification by David Sibley to reflect the latest information; in addition, there are new maps throughout, new text, larger images and a new higher page count of 624 pages. This important work brings the genius of David Sibley to the world once again in a thoroughly updated and expanded volume that every birder must own. It is set to cement its reputation as the North American equivalent of the Collins Bird Guide.

Collins Complete Guide to British Birds

Ideal for the beginner and intermediate bird watcher, this illustrated field guide, by Paul Sterry, covers every bird commonly found in the British Isles.

Author: Paul Sterry

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007236862

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 468

A complete photoguide to all the birds of Britain from the best nature publisher in the UK Collins Complete Guide to British Birds makes bird identification easier than ever before. It is the most complete photographic guide to British birds ever published and the only one to be designed to give everything that you need on each spread in a simple-to-use format. Every text entry covers identification of adults and juveniles, songs and calls, and where they are most likely to be found. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography and maps to show where in Britain the birds are found and at what time of year, this accessible guide also features cross-references to similar-looking species, containing everything a birdwatcher needs to know in one, easy-to-use, portable volume. It is the perfect photographic field guide for the birdwatching beginner.

Birdscapes

In D. Cottridge and K. Vinnicombe, A Photographic Record of Rare Birds in
Britain and Ireland, Collins, 1996. Reproduced with ... (a) In R. S. Fitter and
R.A.R. Richardson, The Pocket Guide to British Birds, HarperCollins,1952. (b) P.
26 in T.

Author: Jeremy Mynott

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691135397

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 367

View: 880

What draws us to the beauty of a peacock, the flight of an eagle, or the song of a nightingale? Why are birds so significant in our lives and our sense of the world? And what do our ways of thinking about and experiencing birds tell us about ourselves? Birdscapes is a unique meditation on the variety of human responses to birds, from antiquity to today, and from casual observers to the globe-trotting twitchers who sometimes risk life, limb, and marriages simply to add new species to their life lists. Drawing extensively on literature, history, philosophy, and science, Jeremy Mynott puts his own experiences as a birdwatcher in a rich cultural context. His sources range from the familiar--Thoreau, Keats, Darwin, and Audubon--to the unexpected--Benjamin Franklin, Giacomo Puccini, Oscar Wilde, and Monty Python. Just as unusual are the extensive illustrations, which explore our perceptions and representations of birds through images such as national emblems, women's hats, professional sports logos, and a Christmas biscuit tin, as well as classics of bird art. Each chapter takes up a new theme--from rarity, beauty, and sound to conservation, naming, and symbolism--and is set in a new place, as Mynott travels from his home patch in Suffolk, England, to his away patch in New York City's Central Park, as well as to Russia, Australia, and Greece. Conversational, playful, and witty, Birdscapes gently leads us to reflect on large questions about our relation to birds and the natural world. It encourages birders to see their pursuits in a broader human context--and it shows nonbirders what they may be missing. -- "10,000 Birds"

The Collins Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa

Identifies more than a thousand species of birds and provides information on the range, habitat, voice, and characteristics of each bird

Author: John George Williams

Publisher: Penguin Adult Hc/Tr

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 415

View: 471

Identifies more than a thousand species of birds and provides information on the range, habitat, voice, and characteristics of each bird

The Helm Guide to Bird Identification

Cramp, S. & Simmons, K. E. L. (eds) (1977–88) The Birds ofthe Western
Palearctic. Vols 1–5. ... (BWP) Grant, P. J. (1986) Gulls:A Guide to Identification.
Second ... Svensson, L., Mullarney, K. & Zetterström, D. (2009) Collins Bird Guide
. Second ...

Author: Keith Vinicombe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472905547

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 466

This book covers difficult identification issues by looking at tricky species pairs or groups of birds, and comparing and contrasting their respective features. Designed as a field companion, it supplements the standard field guides and provides much additional information. As well as detailed texts, the books include extensive illustrations of all relevant ages and plumages of the species concerned.

The Hidden Meaning of Birds A Spiritual Field Guide

It's important to note that this is not a scientific field guide, nor is it designed to be.
If you really need to identify a bird, please use a proper field guide such as
Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, Collins Bird Guide: The Most ...

Author: Arin Murphy-Hiscock

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507210272

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 631

Behold the power of nature with this illustrated field guide to recognizing and understanding the messages that the universe sends us through the birds we see in our daily lives! Birds are all around us—pecking at the sidewalk, perching on a nearby tree branch, flying in the sky above our heads. But do you ever feel like a bird might be trying to connect with you—or even tell you something? The Hidden Meaning of Birds can help you decipher the special message your avian oracle is trying to share. The Hidden Meaning of Birds isn’t just your typical field guide to birds. In addition to a physical description of a variety of common bird species, it also includes the folklore and unique symbolism associated with each to help you understand the changes these mystical creatures want you to make in your life. With this enlightening volume as your inspiration, get ready to reexamine your life from a bird’s eye view—one robin, crow, and hummingbird at a time!

Collins BTO Guide to Rare British Birds

This book is the companion volume to the Collins BTO Guide to British Birds. It covers all the rare and scarce birds that have occurred in Britain and Ireland five times or more, as of February 2015.

Author: Paul Sterry

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780007551545

Category: Bird watching

Page: 288

View: 990

In a unique new collaboration, Collins have paired up with the respected British Trust for Ornithology, bringing together the most authoritative and up-to-date information in this new field guide to the rare birds of Britain and Ireland. This book is the companion volume to the Collins BTO Guide to British Birds. It covers all the rare and scarce birds that have occurred in Britain and Ireland five times or more, as of February 2015. The Rarest of the Rare section lists all the species that have occurred fewer than five times; taken in combination, this means that every species of wild bird that has ever occurred in Britain is mentioned. Species descriptions comprise the bulk of the book, and the text and photographs describe and illustrate the key features needed to identify these birds with confidence. Confusion species are included, as are vocalisation details for species whose identification it aids. The photographs have been chosen carefully to show key features that are described in the accompanying text; they also give clues to the usual habitat favoured by the bird and its typical posture. Many of the photographs are seen here for the first time. ID Key Feature pages provide a quick guide to a group of species or families; they describe the structural and behavioural features that an observer should concentrate on initially when they come across an unfamiliar bird. Where relevant, these feature pages also highlight identification pitfalls. Unlike its companion volume, distribution maps are not included, as they are of little relevance when dealing with rare and scarce birds in Britain and Ireland: by their very nature, vagrant birds can turn up almost anywhere. However, where a part of Britain or Ireland is noteworthy for the occurrence of a given species, then the region in question is mentioned in the text."

Birds of New Zealand Hawaii Central and West Pacific Collins Field Guide

The essential guide to identifying every species of bird you may see in this area, for both tourists and wildlife enthusiasts.

Author: Ber van Perlo

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000741336X

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 987

The essential guide to identifying every species of bird you may see in this area, for both tourists and wildlife enthusiasts.

Raptors

Many general bird field guides are useful , however , for the identification of all of
the species in this book , for example , the Collins Bird Guide for Britain and
Europe ( Svensson et al . , 1999 ) , and Birds of Europe with North Africa and the
 ...

Author:

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780114973216

Category: Bird populations

Page: 300

View: 249