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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 46 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book A Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven by Joe Shute
    A Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven - by Joe Shute

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472940292 | ISBN 10: 1472940296

    For millennia, we have tried to explain ourselves using the raven as a symbol. It occupies a unique place in British history and has left an indelible mark on our cultural landscape.  The raven's hulking black shape has come to represent many ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bird Therapy by Joe Harkness
    Bird Therapy - by Joe Harkness

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783527724 | ISBN 10: 1783527722

    A personal, passionate and practical guide to the mental health benefits of bird watching.  I broke down in 2013 and it nearly broke me. Shaking and hateful, I tried the things the doctor said I should. Yes - medication helped. Counselling wa ... more

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  • Cover image of book RSPB Guide to Birdsong by Adrian Thomas
    RSPB Guide to Birdsong - by Adrian Thomas

    £15.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472955876 | ISBN 10: 1472955870

    Birdsong is the natural soundtrack to our lives and can evoke a powerful sense of time, place and season. Often profoundly beautiful, it is also the most effective way to discover many birds, and birds' songs and calls reveal much about their lives a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Owl Sense by Miriam Darlington
    Owl Sense - by Miriam Darlington

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783350759 | ISBN 10: 178335075x

    ‘Her softness took my breath away. Deadly beauty. She turned her face towards me. The owl’s massive facial disc produces a funnel for sound that is the most effective in the animal kingdom'   Owls have captivated the human imagination for mill ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bird Cottage by Eva Meijer
    Bird Cottage - by Eva Meijer

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781782273936 | ISBN 10: 178227393x

    I want to find out how they behave when they’re free.   Len Howard was forty years old when she decided to leave her London life and loves behind, retire to the English countryside and devote the rest of her days to her one true passion: b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bird Brain: Over 2,400 Questions to Test Your Bird Knowledge by Various authors
    Bird Brain: Over 2,400 Questions to Test Your Bird Knowledge - by Various authors

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008315740 | ISBN 10: 0008315744

    An ornithological quiz book packed with challenging questions for birders, based on the popular ‘Bird Brain of Britain’ contest at the annual BirdFair.  The British Birdwatching Fair, held every August at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, attra ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mindful Thoughts for Birdwatchers: Finding Awareness in Nature by Adam Ford
    Mindful Thoughts for Birdwatchers: Finding Awareness in Nature - by Adam Ford

    £5.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781782406457 | ISBN 10: 178240645x

    Noticing and appreciating the awesome nature of birdlife is a spiritually affirming activity–reconnecting us to the natural world each and every day.   Mindful Thoughts for Birdwatchers presents a meaningful flock of enriching thoughts on th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Seabird
    The Seabird's Cry: The Lives and Loves of Puffins, Gannets and Other Ocean Voyagers - by Adam Nicolson, illustrated by Kate Boxer

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008165703 | ISBN 10: 000816570x

    WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE JEFFERIES AWARD FOR NATURE WRITING 2017   The full story of seabirds from one of the greatest nature writers. The book looks at the pattern of their lives, their habitats, the threats they f ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Meaning of Birds by Simon Barnes
    The Meaning of Birds - by Simon Barnes

    £10.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781788542814 | ISBN 10: 1788542819

    One of our most eloquent nature writers offers a passionate and informative celebration of birds and their ability to help us understand the world we live in. As well as exploring how birds achieve the miracle of flight; why birds sing; what they tel ... more

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  • Cover image of book Waiting for the Albino Dunnock: How Birds Can Change Your Life by Rosamond Richardson
    Waiting for the Albino Dunnock: How Birds Can Change Your Life - by Rosamond Richardson

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781474603010 | ISBN 10: 1474603017

    A personal exploration of the mysterious world of birds through a single year.  Written by a beginner-birdwatcher with the freshness and passion of a convert, Waiting for the Albino Dunnock explores the world of birds through the seasons of a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Birds Art Life: The Art of Noticing the Small and Significant by Kyo Maclear
    Birds Art Life: The Art of Noticing the Small and Significant - by Kyo Maclear

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008225049 | ISBN 10: 0008225044

    We live in a world that prizes the fast over the slow, the new over the familiar and work over rest. Birds Art Life Death is Kyo Maclear’s beautiful journey to stake out a sense of meaning amid the crushing rush.   One winter Kyo Maclear f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten Poems About Birds (Booklet) by Various authors
    Ten Poems About Birds (Booklet) - by Various authors

    £4.95   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781907598517 | ISBN 10: 1907598510

    There is probably more poetry about birds than about any other insect or animal, as if there’s something in the nature of a bird that makes it particularly suited to the small and intense space that is a poem. This delightful anthology is a second ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret Life of the Owl by John Lewis-Stempel
    The Secret Life of the Owl - by John Lewis-Stempel

    £7.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780857524560 | ISBN 10: 0857524569

    ‘Dusk is filling the valley. It is the time of the gloaming, the owl-light. Out in the wood, the resident tawny has started calling, Hoo-hoo-hoo-h-o-o-o.’  There is something about owls. They feature in every major culture from the Stone ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
    The Genius of Birds - by Jennifer Ackerman

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781472114365 | ISBN 10: 1472114361

    Incredibly informative and beautifully written, The Genius of Birds richly celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures.   Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. In fact, according to revolutionary new res ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Hen Harrier by Donald Watson
    The Hen Harrier - by Donald Watson

    £18.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781472946140 | ISBN 10: 1472946146

    An acknowledged classic of narrative nature-writing, Donald Watson's The Hen Harrier was the culmination of a lifetime's study of this beautiful upland bird. A gentle, warm and wonderfully written book, The Hen Harrier stems from an age of 'amateur' ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Art of Mindful Birdwatching: Reflections on Freedom & Being by Claire Thompson
    The Art of Mindful Birdwatching: Reflections on Freedom & Being - by Claire Thompson

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782404286 | ISBN 10: 1782404287

    Through personal anecdote and expert insight, Claire Thompson of BirdLife International invites us on a mindful journey through gardens, cities, open country, forests, coasts and mountains to enjoy and learn from the magnificent beauty and diversity ... more

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  • Cover image of book Orison for a Curlew by Horatio Clare
    Orison for a Curlew - by Horatio Clare

    £8.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781908213570 | ISBN 10: 1908213574

    The Slender-billed curlew, Numenius tenuirostris, �the slim beak of the new moon�, is the world�s rarest birds.  It once bred in Siberia and wintered in the Mediterranean basin, passing through the wetlands and estuaries of Italy, Greece, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Way but Gentlenesse: A Memoir of How Kes, My Kestrel, Changed My Life by Richard Hines
    No Way but Gentlenesse: A Memoir of How Kes, My Kestrel, Changed My Life - by Richard Hines

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408868027 | ISBN 10: 1408868024

    �There is no way but gentlenesse to redeeme a Hawke� Edmund Bert, 1619   Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining village of Hoyland Common, Richard Hines remembers sliding down heaps of coal dust, listening out for the colliery siren at ... more

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  • Cover image of book Birds Art Life Death: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant by Kyo Maclear
    Birds Art Life Death: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant - by Kyo Maclear

    £12.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780008209285 | ISBN 10: 0008209286

    ‘Now when I hear birdsong, I feel an entry to that understory. When I am feeling too squeezed on the ground, exhausted by everything in my care, I look for a little sky. There are always birds flying back and forth, city birds flitting around our h ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Urban Birder by David Lindo
    The Urban Birder - by David Lindo

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472925527 | ISBN 10: 1472925521

    Anyone can become an Urban Birder. You can do it anywhere and any time, whether you've got the day to spare, on your way to work, during your lunch break or just looking out of a window. Look up and you will see.   The book is an inspirational ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bill Bailey
    Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to British Birds - by Bill Bailey

    £20.00   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781786483768 | ISBN 10: 1786483769

    A humorous and very personal guide written by Bill Bailey about his favourite British birds, complete with drawings, notes and cartoons by the comedian himself.  'When herons are spooked they have a habit of vomiting as a defence. Half-digest ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tweet of the Day: A Year of Britain
    Tweet of the Day: A Year of Britain's Birds from the Acclaimed Radio 4 Series - by Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781473639300 | ISBN 10: 1473639301

    A beautiful and imaginative guide for the armchair naturalist that everyone will want to own.� Imagine a jazz musician, improvising on a theme. Then imagine that he is able to play half a dozen instruments - not one after another, but almost simul ... more

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  • Cover image of book Inglorious: Conflict in the Uplands by Mark Avery
    Inglorious: Conflict in the Uplands - by Mark Avery

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472917430 | ISBN 10: 147291743x

    Driven grouse shooting, where flocks of Red Grouse are chased by lines of beaters so that they fly over lines of 'guns' that shoot the fast-flying birds, is a peculiarly British fieldsport. It is also peculiarly British in that it is deeply rooted in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gods of the Morning: A Bird
    Gods of the Morning: A Bird's Eye View of a Highland Year - by John Lister-Kaye

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782114178 | ISBN 10: 1782114173

    For more than three decades, John Lister-Kaye has been enraptured by the spectacular seasonal metamorphosis at Aigas, the world-renowned Highlands field centre. Over the years, the glen's wildlife has come to infiltrate his soul, whether it is a warb ... more

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  • Cover image of book Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife by John M. Marzluff; With Illustrations by Jack DeLap
    Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife - by John M. Marzluff; With Illustrations by Jack DeLap

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780300216875 | ISBN 10: 0300216874

    Welcome to Subirdia presents a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other creatures, are adapting to the conditions of our ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queen of the Sky by Jackie Morris
    Queen of the Sky - by Jackie Morris

    £14.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781909823716 | ISBN 10: 1909823716

    This is the amazing story of a peregrine falcon rescued from the sea off the remote coast of west Wales. Jackie Morris tells the story of how her friend Ffion Rees nursed the Falcon back to life and back to the wild – it’s about the bond which gr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Magic and Mystery of Birds: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human by Noah Strycker
    The Magic and Mystery of Birds: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human - by Noah Strycker

    £12.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780285643239 | ISBN 10: 0285643231

    Why do birds do what they do, and how do they offer a glimpse into the nature of humanity? From the life-long relationships of the albatross, the remarkable memory of the nutcracker and other avian mysteries Noah Strycker illuminates the startlin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Message from Martha: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon and its Relevance Today by Mark Avery
    Message from Martha: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon and its Relevance Today - by Mark Avery

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472906274 | ISBN 10: 1472906276

    September 1st, 2014 marked the centenary of one of the best-documented extinctions in history the demise of the Passenger Pigeon. From being the commonest bird on the planet 50 years earlier, the species became extinct on that fateful day, with the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tales from Concrete Jungles: Urban Birding Around the World by David Lindo
    Tales from Concrete Jungles: Urban Birding Around the World - by David Lindo

    £14.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472918376 | ISBN 10: 1472918371

    Born and raised in London, David Lindo's passionate interest in the natural world, especially birds, began at an early age. His thriving curiosity opened a door for him into an unexplored world of urban birding. Years later he decided to champion the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spotting and Jotting Guide: Our British Birds by Matt Sewell
    Spotting and Jotting Guide: Our British Birds - by Matt Sewell

    £6.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780091960001 | ISBN 10: 0091960002

    There is nothing better than spotting a bird you have never seen before, so here is a handy way of keeping all your jottings in check.   In Matt Sewell's much-loved pop art style, and small enough to pop in your pocket, Spotting and Jotting G ... more

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  • Cover image of book Concise Coastal Bird Guide by Richard Allen, David Daly, Szabolc Kokay, Dan Cole and Stephen Message
    Concise Coastal Bird Guide - by Richard Allen, David Daly, Szabolc Kokay, Dan Cole and Stephen Message

    £4.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472921796 | ISBN 10: 1472921798

    This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on the coastal birds of Britain and the near Continent. It covers more than 170 species, which are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks that show - where relevant - vari ... more

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  • Cover image of book H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
    H is for Hawk - by Helen Macdonald

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099575450 | ISBN 10: 0099575450

    In real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats. Bigger, yes. But bulkier, bloodier, deadlier, scarier, and much, much harder to see. Birds of deep woodland, not gardens, theyre the birdwatchers dark grail. As ... more

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  • Cover image of book Encounters in the Wild: Barn Owl by Jim Crumley
    Encounters in the Wild: Barn Owl - by Jim Crumley

    £10.00   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781908643742 | ISBN 10: 1908643749

    In the Encounters in the Wild series, renowned nature writer Jim Crumley gets up close and personal with British wildlife. With his inimitable passion and vision, he relives memorable encounters with some of our best-loved native species, offering as ... more

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  • Cover image of book Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet by Mark Cocker
    Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet - by Mark Cocker

    £14.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780224099653 | ISBN 10: 0224099655

    After the massive, world-spanning, unanimously acclaimed Birds and People Mark Cocker looks in fascinating detail at his home parish in Norfolk and its wildlife.  In a single twelve-month cycle of daily writings Mark Cocker explores his relat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Birds of the Hedgerow, Field and Woodland by Raphael Nelson
    Birds of the Hedgerow, Field and Woodland - by Raphael Nelson

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781910065242 | ISBN 10: 1910065242

    Volume III in Unicorn Press's In Arcadia Series is a beautiful bird book - elegant descriptions of our best-loved birds alongside simple, yet stunning woodcuts.   From Meadow Pipits to Jays via the Sedge Warbler, this is a treasure trove of ill ... more

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  • Cover image of book RSPB Handbook of British Birds (4th Edition) by Peter Holden and Tim Cleeves
    RSPB Handbook of British Birds (4th Edition) - by Peter Holden and Tim Cleeves

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781472906472 | ISBN 10: 1472906470

    This is a revised and updated fourth edition of the bestselling RSPB Handbook of British Birds.   This unique guide provides a 'biography' of each of the 280 commonest British bird species. It covers all aspects of field identification, using ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bird Sense: What It
    Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird - by Tim Birkhead

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781408830543 | ISBN 10: 140883054x

    What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometres an hour? Or a kiwi, plodding flightlessly among the humid undergrowth in the pitch dark of a New Zealand night? And what is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, an ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to be a Bad Birdwatcher by Simon Barnes
    How to be a Bad Birdwatcher - by Simon Barnes

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780720869 | ISBN 10: 1780720866

    Look out of the window.See a bird.Enjoy it.Congratulations. You are now a bad birdwatcher.Anyone who has ever gazed up at the sky or stared out of the window knows something about birds. In this funny, inspiring, eye-opening book, Simon Barnes p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fighting for Birds: 25 Years in Nature Conservation by Mark Avery
    Fighting for Birds: 25 Years in Nature Conservation - by Mark Avery

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781907807299 | ISBN 10: 1907807292

    "...its a triumph, and if you have any real interest in the job of saving species and their habitats then its a tremendously rewarding must read."(Chris Packham) Devoted to birds and wildlife since childhood, Marks early scientific research a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed: An Introduction to Bird Song by Simon Barnes
    Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed: An Introduction to Bird Song - by Simon Barnes

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780720470 | ISBN 10: 1780720475

    Learning birdsong is not just a way to become a better bird-spotter. It is tuning in: a way of hearing the soundtrack of the planet earth...Why do birds sing? What are they trying to say? Birdsong is not just about natural history. It is also about o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir by Alice Walker
    The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir - by Alice Walker

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780220062 | ISBN 10: 1780220065

    When Alice Walker grew up in the deep south of America, her family always kept chickens - for meat and for eggs - and her job was to chase down the Sunday dinner! In later life, when she settled in Mexico and was growing her own food, she realised ho ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Running Sky: A Bird-Watching Life by Tim Dee
    The Running Sky: A Bird-Watching Life - by Tim Dee

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099516491 | ISBN 10: 0099516497

    An extraordinary, inspiring book about a lifetime of observing birds, already acclaimed as a classic.  The Running Sky records a lifetime of looking at birds. Begining in summer with clouds of breeding seabirds in Shetland and ending with cre ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Single Swallow: Following the Migration from South Africa to South Wales by Horatio Clare
    A Single Swallow: Following the Migration from South Africa to South Wales - by Horatio Clare

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099526315 | ISBN 10: 009952631x

    A magical, thrilling journey and a hugely seductive book which combines the best travel and nature writing. From the slums of Cape Town to the palaces of Algiers, through Pygmy villages where pineapples grow wild, to the Gulf of Guinea where ... more

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  • Cover image of book Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo by Michael McCarthy
    Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo - by Michael McCarthy

    £10.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848540620 | ISBN 10: 1848540620

    If we could see it as a whole, if they all arrived in a single flock, say, we would be truly amazed: sixteen million birds. Swallows, martins, swifts, warblers, wagtails, wheatears, cuckoos, chats, nightingales, nightjars, thrushes, pipits and flycat ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret Life of Birds: Who They are and What They Do by Colin Tudge
    The Secret Life of Birds: Who They are and What They Do - by Colin Tudge

    £14.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141034768 | ISBN 10: 0141034769

    All animals are equal - but some, as George Orwell said, are more equal than others, and birds, most people would surely agree, are in the very first rank. They can do almost everything that mammals can do - and more. By mastering flight, they have a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Collins GEM Birds by Jim Flegg
    Collins GEM Birds - by Jim Flegg

    £5.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780007178605 | ISBN 10: 0007178603

    The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.  This is the perfect pocket guide for keen birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts to identify the most commonly seen species ... more

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