Below is a collection of some of my favourite books; some are listed
genuine reading value, some for reference and some for both.
The following two books are the ones I use most for ID. The Collins
guide will be well known to most European birders. The Flight
identification of European Seabirds cannot be recommended highly enough
- the authors really know their stuff.
needs no introduction for American birders - it is this book I have
taken with me on my trips to the USA.
Guide to European passerines is primarily aimed at ringers but I have
found it useful for ID purposes without being a ringer myself.
The Ringing atlas and "Bird Migration" must be my two favourite bird
anyone interested in migration, rarities or for comparing a local patch
with the better known site then "The Birds of Shetland" is an brilliant
book, it makes one want to book a holiday and visit immediately...
For entertaining reads "Birds Brittanica" is an excellent book as is
Bill Oddie's hilarious Little Black Bird Book has to be regarded as
essential reading for any birder along with any remaining friends or
family members. Highly recommended!
books I use each time I visit these popular holiday locations.
recommended natural history
Alternatively you can search directly for books below
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