Ringed Plover by Julian Bhalerao
Bad Birdwatcher's Companion (Spoken Word)

Bad Birdwatcher's Companion (Spoken Word)

Simon Barnes

Spoken Word version of Bad Birdwatcher's Companion read by Simon Barnes himself and featuring distinguishing bird song of each species. Now also available on a disposable/re-useable MP3 player (batteries included). 4+ hours!

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Common NameScientific Name
Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Northern GannetMorus bassanus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
European ShagPhalacrocorax aristotelis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Great BitternBotaurus stellaris
Mute SwanCygnus olor
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Red KiteMilvus milvus
Eurasian Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicus
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atra
Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus
Red KnotCalidris canutus
DunlinCalidris alpina
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
Black-headed GullLarus ridibundus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Little TernSterna albifrons
Rock PigeonColumba livia
Common NameScientific Name
Common Wood PigeonColumba palumbus
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
Barn OwlTyto alba
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Common SwiftApus apus
Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerPicoides minor
Great Spotted WoodpeckerPicoides major
Green WoodpeckerPicus viridis
Sky LarkAlauda arvensis
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
House MartinDelichon urbica
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White / Pied WagtailMotacilla alba
Winter WrenTroglodytes troglodytes
Hedge AccentorPrunella modularis
Common BlackbirdTurdus merula
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
European RobinErithacus rubecula
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus
Wood NuthatchSitta europaea
Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Black-billed MagpiePica pica
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegus
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Hooded CrowCorvus cornix
Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
European GreenfinchCarduelis chloris
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
Common NameScientific Name
House SparrowPasser domesticus
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

Disclaimer The species list above is in systematic order, the taxonomy and nomenclature of which generally follows the Wells World Birds list on Birder's Diary v3.0 (courtesy of Thayer Software: www.thayerbirding.com), with adaptations by WildSounds.
The Wells World Birds list is based on a classification created by Mic Wells.
Please note that the above list may not be in the same order or be a full and accurate representation of the species on the title concerned. We take due care to ensure the accuracy of the list, but should you find any errors, please notify us.

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