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Bird Monographs

Crow

Crow

Boria Sax

Available from 21 August 2017. 184 pages. More details…

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Softback £9.99

The Cuckoo: The Uninvited Guest

The Cuckoo: The Uninvited Guest

Oldrich Mikulica,Tomás Grim, Karl Schulze-Hagen & Bård G Stokke. Foreword by Nick Davies

160 pages. More details…

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Hardback £24.99 £17.99 until 31 July 2017.

The Curious Bird Lover's Handbook

The Curious Bird Lover's Handbook

Niall Edworthy

224 pages. More details…

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Softback £8.99 £6.99

Extinct Birds

Extinct Birds

Julian P Hume

Available from 10 August 2017. 576 pages. More details…

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Farming and Birds

Farming and Birds

Ian Newton

Available from 27 July 2017. New Naturalist Series 135. 608 pages. More details…

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Softback £35.00 £27.99

Owl

Owl

Desmond Morris

224 pages. More details…

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Softback £12.95

Owls: A Guide to Every Species

Owls: A Guide to Every Species

Marianne Taylor

256 pages. More details…

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Hardback £30.00

Owls of the World

Owls of the World

James Duncan

192 pages. More details…

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A Parliament of Owls

A Parliament of Owls

Mike Unwin & David Tipling

A lavish celebration of these compelling birds, covering fifty of the most striking and interesting owl species from around the world. 288 pages. More details…

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Hardback £25.00 £18.99

Shorebirds in Action: An Introduction to Waders and Their Behaviour

Shorebirds in Action: An Introduction to Waders and Their Behaviour

Richard Chandler

Available from the end of July 2017. 224 pages. More details…

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Woodpecker

Woodpecker

Gerard Gorman

Available from early September 2017. 224 pages. More details…

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Softback £12.95

Albatross: Their World, their Ways

Albatross: Their World, their Ways

Tui de Roy, Julian Fitter, Mark Jones

An authoritative book covering all the world's species illustrated with 300 breathtaking colour photos from an award-winning photographer. 240 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 29.6 x 23.5 cm Hardback £35.00 £29.99

Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World

Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World

Paul Scofield & Derek Onley

224 pages. More details…

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Distribution Maps and Long Descriptions shown on same spread.Distribution Maps and Long Descriptions shown on same spread.
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(LxWxD) 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.5 cm Softback £30.00 £25.99

Avian Survivors: History & Biogeography of Palearctic Birds

Avian Survivors: History & Biogeography of Palearctic Birds

Clive Finlayson

320 pages. More details…

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Hardback £60.00 £53.99

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

David Chandler

128 pages. More details…

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Hardback £14.99 £12.99

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Jim Crumley

64 pages. More details…

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The Barn Owl Second Edition

The Barn Owl Second Edition

Tony Warburton

Poyser Monograph. c320 pages. More details…

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Hardback £60.00 £53.99 Price Provisional.

The Barn Swallow

The Barn Swallow

Angela Turner

This book examines all aspects of the life of this endearing bird and features high-quality stunning photography. 304 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 23.4 x 15.4 cm Hardback £50.00 £44.99

The Barnacle Goose

The Barnacle Goose

Jeffery M Black, Jouke Prop & Kjell Larsson

Poyser Monograph. 288 pages. More details…

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Hardback £50.00 £44.99

Bewick's Swan

Bewick's Swan

Eileen Rees

Helm monograph on this elegant species. 296 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 23.4 x 15.4 cm Hardback £60.00 £53.99

Birds and Climate Change

Birds and Climate Change

James W Pearce-Higgins & Rhys E. Green

Impacts and Conservation Response 477 pages. More details…

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Hardback £79.99 £74.99
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Softback £44.99 £42.99

Black Woodpecker

Black Woodpecker

Gerard Gorman

184 pages. More details…

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Hardback £26.00 £23.99

 

The Common Buzzard

Sean Walls

Available from 14 September 2017.

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Hardback £45.00 £39.99

The Illustrated Guide to Chickens

The Illustrated Guide to Chickens

Celia Lewis

192 pages. More details…

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Cotingas and Manakins

Cotingas and Manakins

Guy Kirwan, Graeme Green & Eustace Barnes

A mouth-watering guide to two of the most spectacular bird families. 624 pages. More details…

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Crows and Jays

Crows and Jays

Steve Madge & Hilary Burn

216 pages. More details…

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Cuckoo: Cheating by nature

Cuckoo: Cheating by nature

Nick Davies

A detailed study of Nature's most famous cheat. 289 pages. More details…

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Cuckoos of the World

Cuckoos of the World

Johannes Erritzoe, Clive F Mann, Frederik Brammer & Richard A Fuller

An authoritative handbook with over 600 stunning colour photos and 36 superb plates. 480 pages. More details…

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Cuckoos, Cowbirds and other Cheats

Cuckoos, Cowbirds and other Cheats

N B Davies

The natural histories of all the brood parasites. 8 pages of colour photos, plus 25 black-and-white drawings by David Quinn. 320 pages. More details…

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Curassows and Related Birds

Curassows and Related Birds

Jean Delacour & Dean Amadon

A new edition of the classic and highly acclaimed monograph published 30 years ago, including a comprehensive update chapter. 476 pages. More details…

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Hardback £79.99 £59.90

The Dippers

The Dippers

Stephanie Tyler & Stephen Ormerod

241 pages. More details…

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Hardback £60.00 £53.99

Drawn From Paradise: The Discovery, Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise

Drawn From Paradise: The Discovery, Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise

Sir David Attenborough & Errol Fuller

David Attenborough's journey through the cultural history of the birds of paradise, one of the most exquisite and extravagant, colourful and intriguing families of birds. 256 pages. More details…

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The Common Eider

The Common Eider

Chris Waltho & John Coulson

Poyser Monograph. 352 pages. More details…

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Hardback £50.00 £44.99

Feasting, Fowling and Feathers

Feasting, Fowling and Feathers

Michael Shrubb

A History of the Exploitation of Wild Birds. Poyser monograph 256 pages. More details…

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Hardback £60.00 £49.99

Finches and Sparrows

Finches and Sparrows

Peter Clement

Helm ID Guide covering all the world's species. 73 colour plates. 512 pages. More details…

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Flight Identification of Raptors of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

Flight Identification of Raptors of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

Dick Forsman

608 pages. More details…

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Hardback £45.00 £29.99

The Golden Eagle

The Golden Eagle

Jeff Watson

2nd Edition. The most comprehensive monograph on the Golden Eagle for over forty years covers all aspects of this spectacular and popular species' biology and ecology. The text is enriched with many superb pictures of this majestic bird. 394 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 23.4 x 15.6 cm Hardback £60.00 £53.99

Golden Oriole

Golden Oriole

Jake Allsop & Paul Mason

Poyser Monograph featuring this enigmatic and elusive species. 328 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 23.4 x 15.4 cm Hardback £60.00 £53.99

The Goshawk

The Goshawk

Robert Kenward

An authoritative yet highly readable Poyser Monograph on this large and spectacular bird of prey. 360 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 23.4 x 15.4 cm Hardback £60.00 £53.99

Who Killed the Great Auk?

Who Killed the Great Auk?

Jeremy Gaskell

The first modern retelling of the extinction of the Great Auk. Attractively illustrated, includes maps, photos and line drawings. 192 pages. More details…

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Hardback £58.00 £53.99

The Greater Flamingo

The Greater Flamingo

Alan Johnson & Frank Cezilly

A comprehensive overview of these fascinating birds concentrating on one of the best-studied flamingo populations in the world, in the Camargue. 328 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 23.4 x 15.4 cm Hardback £60.00 £53.99

 

Grey Geese - The Genus Anser

Eileen Rees

Available from 14 February 2019. Poyser Monograph. c336 pages. More details…

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Grouse of the World

Grouse of the World

Roald Popatov & Richard Sale

Grouse are a source of fascination for people. 408 pages. More details…

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Hardback £30.00 £26.99

Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America

Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America

K M Olsen & H Larsson

Revised edition. Helm Identification Guide. 608 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 24 x 17 cm Hardback £50.00 £44.99

Gulls of the Americas

Gulls of the Americas

Steve Howell & Jon Dunn

528 pages. More details…

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(LxWxD) 26.1 x 18.6 x 3 cm Hardback £359.99 £149.99

Gulls of the World: A Photographic Guide

Gulls of the World: A Photographic Guide

Klaus Malling Olsen

Available from 30 November 2017. c488 pages. More details…

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Gulls: A Guide to Identification

Gulls: A Guide to Identification

Peter Grant

2nd edition. Covers all Western Palearctic and North American species. 541 black-and-white photographs. Print-on-demand reprint - dispatch within 2-3 weeks. 352 pages. More details…

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The Gyrfalcon

The Gyrfalcon

Eugene Potapov & Richard Sale

Reprint under consideration. An exhaustively researched and readable biography of the world's largest falcon, illustrated throughout with photos and line drawings. 288 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 23.4 x 15.4 cm Hardback £60.00 £53.99

Harriers: Journeys around the World

Harriers: Journeys around the World

Don Scott

The culmination of over two decades study and observation by Don Scott. Covers all the world's species and is illustrated by photos and occasional watercolours. 182 pages.

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Bird Families of the World

Bird Families of the World

David W Winkler, Shawn M Billerman & Irby J Lovette

600 pages. More details…

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Hardback £99.99 £89.99

Hen Harrier: In the Shadow of Slemish

Hen Harrier: In the Shadow of Slemish

Don Scott

The Hen Harrier is one of the iconic species of the bird world and it's history is a mix of controversy, persecution, and recent patchy recovery. This book, a dedicated study of the bird in N. Ireland for over two decades, provides a detailed account of the life, habits and prospects for the bird. 180 pages.

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The Herons

The Herons

James A Kushlan, James A Hancock

OUP Bird Families of the World series. A definitive account of 60 species of heron, egret and bittern. 12 colour plates by David Thelwell. Numerous colour photos. 400 pages. More details…

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Hardback £130.00 £119.00

Jack Snipe

Jack Snipe

Guy-Noël Olivier

The monograph compiles present knowledge of the biology, ethology and ecology of his Palearctic migratory species, with a distribution area stretching over three continents. It offers novel contributions on how to lay out the habitats it likes, offering conditions that truly determine its steady and numerous presence on a given site. 206 pages.

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Kestrels for Company

Kestrels for Company

Gordon Riddle

This book rightfully raises the profile of the kestrel. It provides an extensive picture of this falcon, including its lifestyle and the factors that affect its breeding success and survival. This is based upon almost 40 years' monitoring of the kestrel in south-west Scotland and further afield by the author and colleagues, giving a flavour of the integrated approach to monitoring and conservation. 208 pages.

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Kingdom of the Eagle

Kingdom of the Eagle

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Kingfisher

Kingfisher

David Chandler

The Kingfisher's remarkable existence is celebrated through a series of stunning chapters with images depicting courtship, nesting, fishing, winter survival and other important events. 128 pages. More details…

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Kingfisher: Tales from the Halcyon River

Kingfisher: Tales from the Halcyon River

Charlie Hamilton James

168 pages. More details…

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Hardback £25.00 £21.99

The Kittiwake

The Kittiwake

John Coulson

Poyser Monograph. 328 pages. More details…

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The Lapwing

The Lapwing

Michael Shrubb

Poyser Monograph. Reprinting. A concise yet authoritative study of this popular species, including sections on population dynamics, feeding ecology, habitat use, migration and conservation. 232 pages.

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(LxW) 23.4 x 15.4 cm Hardback £60.00 £53.99

The Magpies

The Magpies

Tim Birkhead

The Ecology and Behaviour of Black-billed and Yellow-billed Magpies

The author compares both species, and also the many different races, and reveals that through their remarkably flexible social behaviour magpies are able to exploit a diversity of habitats, from desert to farmland. Illustrations by David Quinn 270 pages. More details…

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Hardback £50.00 £42.50

The Mandarin Duck (Poyser Monograph)

The Mandarin Duck (Poyser Monograph)

Christopher Lever

A detailed account of this beautiful duck's lifestyle and biology. 192 pages. More details…

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Hardback £60.00 £53.99

 

The Megapodes

Jones, Dekker, Roselaar

OUP Bird Families of the World series. Covers all the world's species. Eight colour plates. 262 pages.

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Hardback £110.00 £99.00

Migrating raptors of the world

Migrating raptors of the world

Keith Bildstein

A study of the ecology and conservation of migrating raptors. 320 pages.

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Montagu's Harrier

Montagu's Harrier

Roger Clarke

Arlequin Press. Surely no birder can resist this wonderful raptor. Colour plates by Bruce Pearson. 224 pages. More details…

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Hardback £22.50 £14.99

The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird's Egg

The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird's Egg

Tim Birkhead

288 pages. More details…

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Munias and Mannikins

Munias and Mannikins

Robin Restall

Pica Press Guide. The standard reference work, covering all the world's species. 80 colour plates. 264 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 24 x 17 cm Hardback £50.00 £41.99

Neotropical Birds of Prey: Biology and Ecology of a Forest Raptor Community

Neotropical Birds of Prey: Biology and Ecology of a Forest Raptor Community

Edited By: David F Whitacre & J Peter Jenny

436 pages. More details…

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Hardback £68.95

Nests, Eggs, and Incubation: New Ideas About Avian Reproduction

Nests, Eggs, and Incubation: New Ideas About Avian Reproduction

D C Deeming & S James "Jim" Reynolds

304 pages. More details…

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Hardback £65.00 £59.99

New World Blackbirds - The Icterids

New World Blackbirds - The Icterids

Alvaro Jaramillo, Peter Burke

Pica Press Guide covering 103 species. 39 colour plates. 432 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 23.4 x 15.6 cm Hardback £50.00 £44.99

Nightjars

Nightjars

Nigel Cleere

Pica Press Guide to Nightjars and related Nightbirds that covers all the world's species. 36 superb colour plates. 317 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 24 x 17 cm Hardback £35.00 £29.99

Nightjars and their Allies

Nightjars and their Allies

D T Holyoak

OUP Bird Families of the World series. Covers all 188 species. 23 colour plates. 794 pages. More details…

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Nightjars of the World

Nightjars of the World

Nigel Cleere

Frogmouths, Potoos, Oilbird and Owlet-nightjars.

100 species of nightjars and nighthawks, 17 frogmouths, 7 potoos, Oilbird and 10 owlet-nightjars illustrated in over 570 high quality photos. More details…

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(LxWxD) 25.8 x 18.5 x 3.5 cm Hardback £34.95 £29.95

Falcons

Falcons

Richard Sale

New Naturalist Series 132. 496 pages. More details…

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Grouse Species of Britain & Ireland

Grouse Species of Britain & Ireland

Adam Watson & Robert Moss

New Naturalist Series 107. 512 pages. More details…

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(LxWxD) 22.4 x 15.6 x 4 cm OUT OF PRINT £50.00
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Leather Bound (limited edition) £250.00 £199.00
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(LxWxD) 21.6 x 15 x 3.4 cm OUT OF PRINT £30.00

Owls

Owls

Mike Toms

429 pages. More details…

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Partridges: Countryside Barometer

Partridges: Countryside Barometer

G R Potts

Groundbreaking addition to the New Naturalist series. 480 pages. More details…

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Softback £30.00 £22.99

Terns

Terns

David Cabot & Ian Nisbet

Provides a much-anticipated overview of these fascinating birds. 400 pages. More details…

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Hardback £55.00 £27.50
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Norfolk Crane's Story

Norfolk Crane's Story

John Buxton & Chris Durdin

Includes "Cranes in Europe" by Nick Upton

From a secret start in a quiet corner of the Norfolk Broads, the re-colonisation of the UK by cranes is slow but steadily underway. 133 pages. More details…

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Hardback £30.00 £28.99

Owls

Owls

Marianne Taylor

Covers owls of the northern hemisphere. Spectacular photos! 224 pages. More details…

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Hardback £25.00 £22.49

Owls

Owls

Chris Mead & Mike Toms

Curious and unexpected facts about British owls and how to assist in protecting them. 152 pages. More details…

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Hardback £15.99 £13.99

Owls of the World

Owls of the World

Claus Konig & Freidhelm Weick

2nd edition. Fully describes every known species and subspecies of owl, as well as presenting the latest evidence on owl taxonomy, based on DNA work and vocalisations. Contains 68 colour plates. 512 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 24 x 17 cm Hardback £75.00

Owls of the World: A Photographic Guide

Owls of the World: A Photographic Guide

Heimo Mikkola

Revised second edition. 750 superb colour photos. 512 pages. More details…

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Hardback £40.00 £35.99

Undiscovered Owls

Undiscovered Owls

Magnus Robb & The Sound Approach

New sound guide to the owls of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. 308 pages. More details…

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Hardback Book & 4 Audio CDs £39.95 £36.95

 

The Oystercatcher

John D Goss-Custard

This book reviews what is known about the behaviour and population ecology of this popular shorebird, from a scientific conservation perspective. 452 pages. More details…

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Hardback £95.00 £81.99

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

Clifford B Frith & Dawn W Frith

370 pages. More details…

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Birds of Paradise: Revealing the World's Most Extraordinary Birds

Birds of Paradise: Revealing the World's Most Extraordinary Birds

Edwin Scholes and Tim Laman

224 pages. More details…

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Parrots

Parrots

Tony Juniper, Mike Parr

Pica Press Guide. 88 superb plates illustrate every species and most identifiable subspecies. 584 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 24 x 17 cm Hardback £65.00 £58.50

Helm Field Guide Parrots of the World

Helm Field Guide Parrots of the World

Joseph Forshaw

Written by the world's foremost authority on parrots, this up-to-date book comprises beautiful colour plates with a succinct text on the opposite pages. 336 pages. More details…

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The Passenger Pigeon

The Passenger Pigeon

Errol Fuller

177 pages. More details…

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Penguin

Penguin

Frans Lanting

190 pages. More details…

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Hardback £19.99 £8.99

Penguin Planet

Penguin Planet

Kevin Schafer

136 pages.

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Softback £17.95 £15.95

Penguins

Penguins

Lloyd Davies

Poyser Monograph. Covers aspects of penguin evolution, biology, ecology and sociobiology, as well as conservation issues. 300 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 23.4 x 15.4 cm Hardback £50.00 £44.99

Penguins of the World

Penguins of the World

Wayne Lynch

176 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 27.8 x 22.7 cm Hardback £16.99 £14.99

 

Penguins: Their world, their ways

Tui de Roy

240 pages. More details…

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Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Derek Ratcliffe

2nd edition reprint of this classic raptor study. 488 pages. More details…

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Urban Peregrines

Urban Peregrines

Ed Drewitt

208 pages.

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Pheasants, Partridges & Grouse

Pheasants, Partridges & Grouse

Steve Madge & Phil McGowan

Helm ID Guide to all the world's pheasants, partridges, quail, grouse, turkeys, guineafowl, buttonquail and sandgrouse, plus the enigmatic Plains-wanderer; 257 species in all. 72 colour plates. 488 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 23.4 x 15.6 cm Hardback £50.00 £44.99

Pigeons and Doves

Pigeons and Doves

David Gibbs, Eustace Barnes, John Cox

624 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 24 x 17 cm Hardback £65.00 £54.99

Pipits and Wagtails of Europe, Asia and North America

Pipits and Wagtails of Europe, Asia and North America

Per Alström & Krister Mild

A comprehensive, one volume guide to the 26 species of pipits and wagtails of the Holarctic. 496 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 23.4 x 15.6 cm Hardback £60.00 £53.99

Puffin, The (Poyser monograph)

Puffin, The (Poyser monograph)

Mike P Harris & Sarah Wanless

Revised and expanded second edition of Poyser's classic 1984 title on these endearing birds. 272 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 23.4 x 15.6 cm Hardback £60.00 £53.99

RSPB Spotlight: Puffins

RSPB Spotlight: Puffins

Euan Dunn

A revealing account of enduringly popular Puffins, perhaps our most iconic species of bird. 128 pages. More details…

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The Secret Lives of Puffins

The Secret Lives of Puffins

Dominic Couzens & Mark Sisson

An intimate photographic and pen portrait of one of the world's favourite birds. 160 pages. More details…

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Hardback £20.00 £16.99

Rails

Rails

Barry Taylor & Ber van Perlo

Pica Press Guide to the rails, crakes, gallinules and coots of the World. 600 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 24 x 17 cm Hardback £50.00 £44.99

Raptors of the World: A Field Guide

Raptors of the World: A Field Guide

James Ferguson-Lees & David A Christie

Uses all of the plates from the Helm ID Guide Raptors of the World, with concise, revised text on facing pages, to create a conveniently-sized, lightweight field reference book covering all 330 raptor species. 320 pages. More details…

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(LxWxD) 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.1 cm Softback £29.99 £26.99

Ratites and Tinamous

Ratites and Tinamous

Stephen Davies

OUP Bird Families of the World series. The evolution, biology and natural history of the group of flightless birds that includes ostriches, emus, cassowaries and kiwis - the ratites and their relatives, the tinamous. 12 colour plates. 336 pages. More details…

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Hardback £130.00 £119.00

The Raven

The Raven

Derek Ratcliffe

A thorough summary of our knowledge of this bird. Illustrations by Chris Rose. 350 pages.

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(LxW) 23.4 x 15.4 cm Hardback £50.00 £41.99

The Red Kite 2nd Edition

The Red Kite 2nd Edition

Ian Carter

187 pages. More details…

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Hardback £22.50 £14.99

Reed and Bush Warblers

Reed and Bush Warblers

Peter Kennerley & David Pearson

Covers the genera Urosphena, Cettia, Bradypterus, Locustella, Acrocephalus and Hippolais. Contains all the current information which will assist in identifying any individual species. Bush and Reed Warblers are an extensive sub-set of the Warbler family - this book does not cover the entire group of Warblers. 608 pages. More details…

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(LxW) 24 x 17 cm Hardback £65.00 £52.99

Reed Warblers: Diversity in a Uniform Bird Family

Reed Warblers: Diversity in a Uniform Bird Family

Bernd Leisler and Karl Schulze-Hagen

Diversity in a Uniform Bird Family 327 pages. More details…

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Hardback £59.99 £56.99

The Life of the Robin (Enlarged Edition)

The Life of the Robin (Enlarged Edition)

David Lack, Peter Lack (Preface), David Harper (Introduction) & Robert Gillmor (Illustrator)

This new edition comes with 21 illustrations by award-winning science artist, and ornithologist, Robert Gillmor. 320 pages. More details…

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Robins and Chats

Robins and Chats

Peter Clement and Chris Rose

A long-awaited guide to this popular group of birds. 672 pages. More details…

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A Saga of Sea Eagles

A Saga of Sea Eagles

John A Love

248 pages. More details…

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Seabirds of the World

Seabirds of the World

David Tipling

Secret Realm of the Oceans' Wanderers 192 pages. More details…

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RSPB Seabirds

RSPB Seabirds

Marianne Taylor

Stunning photos by David Tipling. 240 pages. More details…

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Seabirds: A Natural History

Seabirds: A Natural History

Tony Gaston

Poyser monograph that takes an in-depth look at the lives of the world's true seabirds - the penguins, tubenoses, pelecanids, gulls, terns, skuas and auks. 16 pages of colour photos. 222 pages. More details…

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Search for the Rarest Bird

Search for the Rarest Bird

Vernon Head

244 pages. More details…

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Shorebirds of the Northern Hemisphere

Shorebirds of the Northern Hemisphere

Richard Chandler

Excellent new photographic guide. Covers 134 species, focussing on species and sub-species separation and on ageing to provide a complete identification resource. 448 pages. More details…

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Shrikes and Bush-Shrikes

Shrikes and Bush-Shrikes

Tony Harris & Kim Franklin

Helm ID Guide covering all true shrikes, bush-shrikes, helmet-shrikes, wood-shrikes, flycatcher-shrikes, philentomas, batises and wattle-eyes. 41 colour plates, 114+ colour maps. 392 pages. More details…

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True Shrikes (Lanidae) of the World

True Shrikes (Lanidae) of the World

E.N. Panov

Impressive monograph of all 34 shrike species distributed across Africa, Eurasia & North America. 910 pages.

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Skuas and Jaegers

Skuas and Jaegers

Klaus Malling Olsen

Pica Press Identification Guide. 12 colour plates and 156 photos. 192 pages. More details…

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The Skylark

The Skylark

Paul Donald

Poyser Monograph on one of Britain's most popular and inspirational birds. 8 page colour section includes photos and 2 plates illustrating all Alauda species and all the principal races of Skylark. 264 pages. More details…

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The Snowy Owl

The Snowy Owl

Eugene Potapov & Richard Sale

The Snowy Owl - possibly the world's sexiest bird - needs little introduction. 320 pages. More details…

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Starlings and Mynas

Starlings and Mynas

Chris Feare & Adrian Craig

Helm Identification Guide to all 114 species. 32 colour plates. 272 pages. More details…

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Stonechats

Stonechats

Ewan Urquhart & Adam Bowley

Helm Identification Guide to the genus Saxicola, comprising, amongst others, the Stonechat and the Whinchat. 12 colour plates and over 100 colour photos. 320 pages. More details…

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Sunbirds - A Guide to the Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Spiderhunters and Sugarbirds of the World

Sunbirds - A Guide to the Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Spiderhunters and Sugarbirds of the World

Robert Cheke, Clive Mann & Richard Allen

Helm Identification Guide. 48 colour plates by Richard Allen accurately portray all major plumage variations. 384 pages. More details…

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Swallow

Swallow

Angela Turner

208 pages. More details…

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A Handbook to the Swallows and Martins of the World

A Handbook to the Swallows and Martins of the World

Angela Turner & Chris Rose

ID guide plus the biology and ecology of the 74 species of swallows and martins. 272 pages.

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Swifts - A Guide to the Swifts and Treeswifts of the World

Swifts - A Guide to the Swifts and Treeswifts of the World

Phil Chantler

Pica Press Guide. 24 colour plates. This second edition includes significant new text material, plus revisions to the artwork and maps. 272 pages. More details…

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Sylvia Warblers

Sylvia Warblers

H Shirihai, G Gargallo & A J Helbig

576 pages. More details…

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Tanagers, Cardinals & Finches of the United States and Canada

Tanagers, Cardinals & Finches of the United States and Canada

David Beadle, JD Rising

The first comprehensive photographic identification guide to this group, with 200 color photographs and 44 maps. 196 pages.

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The Teal

The Teal

Johan Elmburg & Matthieu Guillemain

Poyser Monograph. 304 pages. More details…

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Thrushes

Thrushes

Peter Clement & Ren Hathway

Helm Identification Guide covering 162 species of true thrush. 60 colour plates. 464 pages. More details…

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Tits, Nuthatches and Treecreepers

Tits, Nuthatches and Treecreepers

Simon Harrap & David Quinn

464 pages. More details…

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Toucans of the Americas

Toucans of the Americas

Herculano Alvarenga & Eduardo Brettas

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Toucans: The Complete Plates

Toucans: The Complete Plates

Jonathan Elphick

82 pages. More details…

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Tundra Plovers

Tundra Plovers

Igvar Brykjedal & Des Thompson

Poyser monograph covering the Eurasian, American and Pacific Golden Plovers plus Grey Plover. 456 pages.

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Waders of Europe, Asia and North America

Waders of Europe, Asia and North America

Stephen Message & Don Taylor

ID reference to all the sandpipers, plovers, stints and other waders found in Europe, Asia and North America. 80 colour plates show birds at rest and in flight, in every plumage variant likely to be encountered in the region. 240 pages. More details…

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Warblers of Europe, Asia and North Africa

Warblers of Europe, Asia and North Africa

Kevin Baker

Covers 145 species and all their races in detail. 48 colour plates. 360 pages. More details…

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New World Warblers

New World Warblers

Jon Curson, David Beadle, David Quinn

Helm Identification Guide. 36 colour plates. 264 pages. More details…

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Birds of the Wetlands

Birds of the Wetlands

James Hancock

176 pages. More details…

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Evolution and Taxonomy of White-cheeked Geese

Evolution and Taxonomy of White-cheeked Geese

Bertin Anderson

A detailed study of the taxonomy of the Canada Goose complex, with 25 colour plates of specimens. 497 pages.

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The Whooper Swan

The Whooper Swan

Mark Brazil

A fascinating and wonderfully readable monograph in the highly collectable Poyser series. 512 pages. More details…

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Wildfowl of Europe, Asia and North America

Wildfowl of Europe, Asia and North America

Sébastien Reeber

608 pages. More details…

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Woodpeckers of the World

Woodpeckers of the World

Gerard Gorman

It has lived up to expectations. What a stunning book! 448 pages. More details…

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Wrens, Dippers & Thrashers of the World

Wrens, Dippers & Thrashers of the World

David Brewer

Helm ID Guide. The first comprehensive guide to these three closely related families. Covers 75 wrens, 34 thrashers and 5 dippers on 32 colour plates. 272 pages. More details…

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The Zebra Finch

Richard A Zann

This book summarises current scientific knowledge of this colourful bird. 352 pages. More details…

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World Checklists & Handbooks (Birds)

The Book of Eggs

The Book of Eggs

Mark E Hauber

656 pages. More details…

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HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World SET

Volume 1

Volume 1

Illustrations and distribution maps for every non-passerine bird species in the world. 800 pages. More details…

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Volume 2

Volume 2

440 colour plates with 12100 colour illustrations. Colour distribution maps for every passerine bird species in the world. 1012 pages. More details…

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds

Edited by Peter Frances et al, in association with Birdlife International

Certainly the best single volume 'Birds of the World' we've seen. From the tiny Bee Hummingbird to the huge Wandering Albatross, BIRD brings the diversity and drama of the bird world to life. 3500 magnificent photos, 2000 maps & artwork. 512 pages. More details…

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The Clements Checklist: Birds of the World

The Clements Checklist: Birds of the World

James F Clements

This completely revised sixth edition is current as of January 1, 2007, and incorporates hundreds of updates It provides the scientific and English name of each species and a description of the world-wide range of each species and subspecies. 760 pages. More details…

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Handbook of Birds of the World (HBW)

Edited by Josep Del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David A Christie

HBW has been hailed as THE definitive handbook on all the world's 9,000+ species of birds. More details…

Vol 1: Ostrich to ducks

Vol 1: Ostrich to ducks

640 pages. More details…

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Vol 10: Cuckoo-shrikes to mockingbirds

Vol 10: Cuckoo-shrikes to mockingbirds

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Vol 12: Australasian robins to chickadees

Vol 12: Australasian robins to chickadees

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Vol 13: Nuthatches to True shrikes

Vol 13: Nuthatches to True shrikes

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Handbook of Birds of the World Volume 14

Handbook of Birds of the World Volume 14

896 pages. More details…

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Handbook of Birds of the World Volume 15

Handbook of Birds of the World Volume 15

800 pages. More details…

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Handbook of Birds of the World Volume 16

Handbook of Birds of the World Volume 16

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Vol 2: New World Vultures to guineafowl

Vol 2: New World Vultures to guineafowl

638 pages. More details…

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Vol 3: Hoatzin to auks

Vol 3: Hoatzin to auks

830 pages. More details…

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Vol 4: Sandgrouse to cuckoos

Vol 4: Sandgrouse to cuckoos

600 pages. More details…

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Vol 5: Barn Owls to hummingbirds

Vol 5: Barn Owls to hummingbirds

760 pages. More details…

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Vol 6: Mousebirds to hornbills

Vol 6: Mousebirds to hornbills

600 pages. More details…

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Vol 7: Jacamars to woodpeckers

Vol 7: Jacamars to woodpeckers

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Vol 8: Broadbills to tapaculos

Vol 8: Broadbills to tapaculos

850 pages. More details…

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Vol 9: Cotingas to pipits

Vol 9: Cotingas to pipits

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Volumes 1 - 16 £3,040.00 £2,299.00

Handbook of the Birds of the World: Special Volume: New Species and Global Index

Handbook of the Birds of the World: Special Volume: New Species and Global Index

Edited By: Josep Del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott and David Christie

812 pages. More details…

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HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of The World, Volume 1

HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of The World, Volume 1

Josep Del Hoyo, Nigel J Collar, David A Christie, Andrew Elliott & Lincoln D C Fishpool

Illustrations and distribution maps for every non-passerine bird species in the world. 800 pages. More details…

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HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 2

HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 2

Josep Del Hoyo, Nigel J Collar, David A Christie, Andrew Elliott, Lincoln D C Fishpool, Peter Boesman & Guy M Kirwan

440 colour plates with 12100 colour illustrations. Colour distribution maps for every passerine bird species in the world. 1012 pages. More details…

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Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 2: Passerines

Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 2: Passerines

Edited by: E C Dickinson & J V Remsen Jr.

760 pages. More details…

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Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 1: Non- passerines

Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 1: Non- passerines

Edited by E C Dickinson & J V Remsen Jr.

576 pages. More details…

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The World's Rarest Birds

The World's Rarest Birds

Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash & Rob Still

This landmark publication features stunning photos of 500 species. 352 pages. More details…

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General Interest

Bird Brain: an Exploration of Avian Intelligence

Bird Brain: an Exploration of Avian Intelligence

Dr Nathan Emery

192 pages. More details…

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Birds of Stone: Chinese Avian Fossils from the Age of Dinosaurs

Birds of Stone: Chinese Avian Fossils from the Age of Dinosaurs

Luis M Chiappe & Meng Qingjin

304 pages. More details…

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Remarkable Birds

Remarkable Birds

Mark Avery

240 pages. More details…

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Top Wildlife Sites of the World

Top Wildlife Sites of the World

Will & Natalie Burrard-Lucas

240 pages. More details…

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World's Best Birdsongs: The Songs and Calls of 70 Iconic Species

Hannu Jännes

The Songs and Calls of 70 Iconic Species 160 pages. More details…

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100 Birds to See Before You Die

100 Birds to See Before You Die

David Chandler & Dominic Couzens

A must-have book for anyone interested in birds, with entries on 100 of the most incredible avian species from around the world, illustrated with stunning photos. 224 pages. More details…

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1001 Secrets Every Bird Watcher Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond

1001 Secrets Every Bird Watcher Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond

Sharon Stiteler

296 pages. More details…

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Atlas of Birds: Mapping Avian Diversity, Behaviour and Habitats Worldwide

Atlas of Birds: Mapping Avian Diversity, Behaviour and Habitats Worldwide

Mike Unwin

144 pages. More details…

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Audubon to Xantus

Audubon to Xantus

B & R Mearns

Over 100 people are commemorated in the English and Latin names of North American birds. They make a fascinating assembly of travellers, explorers, collectors, taxonomists, wives, daughters and mentors. 588 pages. More details…

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Bald Coot and Screaming Loon

Bald Coot and Screaming Loon

Niall Edworthy

A handbook for the curious bird lover.

A captivating and often humorous book that sets out to answer interesting questions about birds. 208 pages.

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Bird Sense: What it's like to be a bird

Bird Sense: What it's like to be a bird

Tim Birkhead

What's it like to fly like a swift at over one hundred kilometers an hour? 265 pages. More details…

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Birds & People

Birds & People

Mark Cocker, photographs by David Tipling

As important for its visual riches as it is for its awe-inspiring content. 704 pages. More details…

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Birds New to Science

Birds New to Science

David Brewer

Available from 21 September 2017. Poyser Monograph. c296 pages. More details…

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Eponym Dictionary of Birds

Eponym Dictionary of Birds

Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins & Michael Grayson

A comprehensive dictionary listing all the people whose names are commemorated in the English and scientific names of birds. 576 pages. More details…

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The Evolution of Avian Breeding Systems

The Evolution of Avian Breeding Systems

J David Ligon

526 pages. More details…

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Extinct Birds

Extinct Birds

Julian P Hume & Michael Walters

Chronicles the hundreds of birds that have become extinct in the last 700 years. 320 pages. More details…

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Facing Extinction (2nd edition)

Facing Extinction (2nd edition)

Paul Donald, Nigel Collar, Stuart Marsden & Debbie Pain

The world's rarest birds and the race to save them. 312 pages. More details…

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History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects

History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects

Dominic Mitchell & David Callahan

The artworks, books, inventions and technology that have influenced how birds were studied and recorded. 224 pages. More details…

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The Homing Instinct

The Homing Instinct

Bernd Heinrich

352 pages. More details…

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Lady of the Loch

Lady of the Loch

Helen Armitage

The incredible story of Britain's oldest Osprey. 192 pages. More details…

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Life with Birds: A Story of Mutual Exploitation

Life with Birds: A Story of Mutual Exploitation

Malcolm Smith

192 pages. More details…

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The Mating Lives of Birds

The Mating Lives of Birds

James Parry

160 pages. More details…

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The Migration Ecology of Birds

Ian Newton

Presents an up-to-date, detailed and thorough review of the most fascinating ecological findings on bird migration, and benefits from numerous tables, diagrams and maps. An absorbing study. 984 pages. More details…

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Migration Hotspots: The World's Best Bird Migration Sites

Migration Hotspots: The World's Best Bird Migration Sites

Tim Harris

Covers 30 of the planet's most dramatic bird migration hotspots. 240 pages. More details…

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National Birds: Avian Emblems of the World

National Birds: Avian Emblems of the World

Ron Toft

224 pages. More details…

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Naturalised Birds of the World

Naturalised Birds of the World

Christopher Lever

Each successfully introduced or naturalised species is discussed in turn, describing how, why, when and where its introduction took place, how it became established, and the ecological and economic impacts of its presence. 304 pages. More details…

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Bird Migration

Bird Migration

Ian Newton

New Naturalist 113. Ian Newton investigates the fascinating phenomenon of bird migration, examining the types of bird movements, study methods and the main migration routes around the British Isles. 400 pages. More details…

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Bird Populations

Bird Populations

Ian Newton

The latest in the New Naturalist series. 608 pages. More details…

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Ornithologist's Dictionary

Ornithologist's Dictionary

Johannes Erritzoe, Kaj Kampp, Kevin Winker, Clifford Frith

A comprehensive dictionary of English ornithological terms (over 5000 entries). 296 pages.

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Rare Birds Yearbook - 2008

Rare Birds Yearbook - 2008

Erik Hirschfeld / Birdlife International

Covers the 189 rarest bird species in the world and is beautifully illustrated with over 400 colour photos and paintings. £4 goes directly to Birdlife International for every book sold. 274 pages.

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Rare Birds Yearbook - 2009

Rare Birds Yearbook - 2009

Erik Hirschfeld / Birdlife International

This edition has over 80% new material. £4 goes directly to Birdlife International for every book sold. 274 pages. More details…

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Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names

Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names

James Jobling

A major ornithological reference, giving the derivation and meaning of all valid scientific bird names. Makes fascinating reading. 432 pages. More details…

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Secret Life of Birds: Who they are and what they do

Secret Life of Birds: Who they are and what they do

Colin Tudge

A lyrical account of the birds of the world and the ways they live. 512 pages. More details…

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Speciation and Biogeography of Birds

Speciation and Biogeography of Birds

Ian Newton

Provides an up-to-date synthesis of current knowledge on species formation, and the factors influencing current distribution patterns. 688 pages. More details…

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Tales of Remarkable Birds

Tales of Remarkable Birds

Dominic Couzens

224 pages. More details…

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Ten Million Aliens

Ten Million Aliens

Simon Barnes

A Journey Through the Entire Animal Kingdom 480 pages. More details…

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Top 100 Birding Sites of the World

Top 100 Birding Sites of the World

Dominic Couzens

A new, redesigned and reformatted edition of an old favourite. 320 pages. More details…

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Weather and Bird Behaviour

Weather and Bird Behaviour

Norman Elkins

This classic Poyser title, now in its third edition, discusses in depth the various ways in which weather conditions influence bird behaviour. 276 pages. More details…

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Why don't woodpeckers get headaches?

Why don't woodpeckers get headaches?

Mike O'Connor

An interesting and humorous insight into the secrets of birds. 212 pages. More details…

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Winged Sentinels: Birds and Climate Change

Janice Wormworth & Cagan H Sekercioglu

262 pages. More details…

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Wisdom of Birds

Wisdom of Birds

Tim Birkhead

A wealth of facts and information and a vast store of anecdotes and stories. 433 pages.

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Where to Watch Birds World Cities

Where to Watch Birds World Cities

Paul Milne

A new site guide to urban areas and prime sites within easy reach of 60 major cities. Ideal for the globe-trotter! 480 pages. More details…

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World of Birds

World of Birds

Jonathan Elphick

A groundbreaking guide to every aspect of bird life. 608 pages. More details…

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