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    Identify our common species and learn more about their lives
    by Charlie Elder

    A new kind of bird guide that helps you learn what you're looking at and discover why it's worth seeing.

    This new photographic RSPB guide is the perfect companion for nature enthusiasts and birdwatching beginners alike. Taking a fresh and engaging approach to field guides, Charlie Elder describes 80 common and widespread species – the birds we are all most likely to come across – and explains what makes each of them unique.

    Birds are presented in broad, simple groupings, such as woodlands, parks and gardens, farmlands and wild spaces or lake and river species, rather than in taxonomic order, making this guide incredibly easy to use.

    Charlie’s friendly and informative descriptions bring even the most familiar species to life, and he explains the significance of sightings whether they are of birds we are lucky enough to see every day or we have observed something out of the ordinary.

    This new guide is illustrated with more than 350 colour photographs, is packed with facts and is written in a warm, chatty style making it ideal for anyone wanting to identify and learn more about the birds they encounter whether they're in the back garden or the wider countryside.

    Author biography

    Charlie Elder is a journalist and wildlife author of Few and Far Between, which describes his adventures in search of Britain’s rarest and most endangered animals, and While Flocks Last, about his travels in search of the UK’s most threatened birds. He has written many articles for national newspapers and nature magazines.

    by Charlie Elder

    Paperback 192 pages ISBN 978-1472941176 Dimensions 15 x 2.2 x 21 cm
    • Recipient
      Home and garden
      Nature lovers
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