RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds

Second Edition

Author: Peter Holden,Stuart Housden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147292729X

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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This is a fully updated second edition of 2009's well reviewed RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds detailing Scotland's rich birdlife. Over 250 species are covered in detail with one page per species, including Gaelic names newly added for this edition. The detailed distribution maps have been fully updated and show when birds are breeding, wintering or on migration. More than a thousand superb colour illustrations by some of the world's leading bird artists have been integrated into the text for easy reference at home or in the field. Each detailed species account includes information on identification, voice, habits, habitat, food, breeding ecology, seasonal movements, population and conservation.
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RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife

Second Edition

Author: Peter Holden,Geoffrey Abbott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472930851

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 4196

This friendly handbook is full of practical advice on attracting wildlife to your garden, and encouraging creatures to stick around, as well as expert tips on green gardening, seasonal planting and garden predators. Colour photographs illustrate hundreds of mammals, birds, insects, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, flowers, trees, shrubs and fungi, while the comprehensive text explains everything you need to cultivate a haven for nature. The new edition includes additional species as well as fully updated text describing the diverse wildlife that can be found in British gardens. Finally, a DIY chapter is packed with projects for your garden, from building bat boxes to digging your own pond.
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RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds

Second edition

Author: Simon Harrap

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408186721

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 6555

This edition of the best-selling field guide from the RSPB is compact, informative and beautifully illustrated, and features 215 of the most common birds found in Britain.
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Scottish Birds

Author: Valerie Thom

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780002199834

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 9063

Aimed at both the birdwatching market and at tourists visiting Scotland, this guide describes all the species commonly found in this country. The book is divided into six habitat sections: gardens, parks and buildings; farmland; woodland; freshwater; heath and hill; and coast. Each section has an introduction describing the habitat illustrated with colour photographs, followed by a guide section describing all the birds found in that habitat. Each bird is illustrated in full colour. The text is written for beginners as well as to inform keener birdwatchers.
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Where to Watch Birds in Scotland

Author: Mike Madders,Julia Welstead

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780713656930

Category: Bird watching

Page: 297

View: 9967

This bird-finding guide is a reference to the best birding sites of Scotland. Each site is described in terms of the nature of the habitat, the species likely to be observed, the recommended timings for visits to get the best from the site, and a calendar showing which species are found in the various seasons. The site accounts also mention other interesting wildlife that may be encountered - for example, Scotland is home to some of Britain's most enigmatic mammal species.
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RSPB Handbook of the Seashore

Author: Maya Plass

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147293251X

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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How often have you visited the seashore and wished you knew more about the diverse and alien wildlife found on the UK's coastline? There are incredible stories to discover about our coastal species so if the tantalising glimpses you've caught of this semi-aquatic environment between the tides has left you curious to learn more the RSPB Handbook of the Seashore is for you. It will help you to easily identify and learn about the life cycles and anatomy of the species you discover, and features useful sections on the tidal cycle, how to read tide tables, where to look, conservation and climate change concerns, and who to call should you come across something unexpected on your next beach visit. Featuring over 200 species accounts - each with a photo, full description, and details of distribution and zonation - this brand new guide is written throughout in engaging text suitable for families, students and anyone who loves to visit the seashore.
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The Birds of Scotland

Author: Christopher J. McInerny,Harry I. Scott

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9780951213902

Category: Birds

Page: 1634

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'The Birds of Scotland' gives accounts of 509 species, describing changes in population over time, and identifies species of specific concern, key habitats and those at most risk. It provides essential information to assist in the targeting of environmental and conservation action.
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Britain's Birds

An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland

Author: Rob Hume,Robert Still,Andy Swash,Hugh Harrop,David Tipling

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691158894

Category: Nature

Page: 560

View: 8393

Britain's Birds will be enjoyed, valued and constantly referred to by all bird watchers—whether beginner, experienced or professional. This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date and practical bird book of modern times, featuring an unrivalled selection of photographs that show all the plumages you are likely to see. Focusing on identification, and containing maps, facts and figures on numbers and distributions, this breakthrough publication was devised by a team of lifelong birdwatchers, all with many years' experience of showing people birds and producing user-friendly field guides. Comprehensive coverage of every bird recorded in Britain and Ireland The only photographic guide to show all plumages likely to be encountered More than 3,200 superb colour photographs carefully selected to show key identification features Many photographs of individual rare birds identified in Britain and Ireland Simple steps to help you find and identify any bird you see Pages designed to allow easy and accurate comparison Latest information on status, population, distribution and conservation designations Distribution maps featuring summer, winter and resident ranges, plus details of migration routes to and from Britain and Ireland
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Scottish Wildlife

Author: Chris Robinson

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845028244

Category: Reference

Page: 122

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Scotland is a country brimful of beasties, and for every bird, animal and insect that you see as you travel through towns, farmland, mountains, glens, rivers, lochs and sea, the Scots language will provide a Scots word. In Scottish Wildlife, Chris Robinson of Scottish Language Dictionaries will introduce you to Big Beasties, Wee Beasties, Creepy-Crawlies and our Feathered Friends and will inform and entertain as she explains how they got their names, where to find them and how to recognise them. So welcome to the world of the coos, yowes, horney gollachs, blethering Tams and many, many more.
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RSPB Nature Tracker's Handbook

Author: Nick Baker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472932560

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Every animal leaves some kind of trace as it passes and the art of tracking is very much like learning to read. If you learn to read the signs left by footprints, leftover food, droppings and scrapes in the earth you will soon be able to tell the story of an animal's life, packed with fascinating details and hidden meanings This new book shows readers how to find and interpret the evidence that animals leave behind, from a footprint, a bent blade of grass, a soil disturbance or a chewed nut or leaf. Combined with other signs, tracks and trails they will soon be able to build a profile of a huge range of creatures. Readers will not only learn the difference between a poo and a pellet; but will be able to spot the differences between pellets regurgitated by a variety of bird species. Written by popular nature presenter, Nick Baker, and beautifully designed and illustrated, the book is a brand new approach to the curious science of nature tracking.
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Collins Scottish Birds

Author: Valerie Thom

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007270682

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 2690

An ideal pocket guide to over 180 bird species commonly found throughout Scotland Unlike many field guides, Collins Scottish Birds does not cover birds which only visit occasionally, or which occur in such small numbers and are so difficult to identify that only experienced birdwatchers can spot them. Instead, it concentrates on more common species that the amateur birdwatcher is most likely to see, plus a few scarcer ones of particular interest. Species are grouped according to the habitat in which they are most likely to be seen, with a detailed introduction to all the different habitats. There are also details of key identification features and behavioural characteristics which will help you identify each bird with accuracy and ease. Each entry includes: Full-colour illustration Common name and Latin and Gaelic name The season in which the bird is likely to be spotted Details on habitat, feeding habits and voice The book also includes up-to-date details about places of interest and the best sites to go for birdwatching, with maps and contact information to help you get there. Packed full of information, Collins Scottish Birds is the ideal guide for both visitors and residents of Scotland who wish to learn about the fascinating wealth of birds that can be found there."
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Highlands ? Scotland?s Wild Heart

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472919025

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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In the very north of Britain, far from the bustling cities and picturesque countryside to the south, lies Western Europe's greatest wilderness: the Scottish Highlands. This is a land shaped by the flow of ancient ice, where snow-capped mountains tower over ink-black lochs, Golden Eagles soar over heather-clad moors, and Red Deer stags engage in mortal combat for the right to win a mate. Along the coast, sea cliffs and offshore islands teem with millions of seabirds, while the seas themselves are home to Basking Sharks, Orcas and Bottlenose Dolphins. The Highlands may at first sight seem bleak and desolate, but they are also filled with secret wonders, from the ancient Caledonian pine forests to the vast Flow Country, and from the sheer granite cliffs of Handa to the mysterious depths of Loch Ness. In this lavish companion to the BBC TV series Stephen Moss's thoughtful, authoritative text is accompanied by spectacular photography from Laurie Campbell. Highlands ? Scotland's Wild Heart follows a year in the lives of a stellar cast of wild animals as they live, feed, breed and die in this beautiful, yet unforgiving landscape ? a land where only the toughest survive.
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Birds of Britain

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species of England, Scotland and Wales

Author: James Kavanagh,Raymond Leung

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583552384

Category: Nature

Page: 12

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Birds of Britain features over 140 birds found in England, Scotland and Wales. Laminated for durability, these handy guides are a great source of portable information. Colorful illustrations and an inset map of popular birding areas in the British Isles round out this popular avian reference.
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The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula

Author: David R. Wells

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408108933

Category: Nature

Page: 848

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This well-illustrated volume covers the passerines of Singapore, peninsular Malaysia, southern Thailand and the tip of Tenasserim (Burma) with their associated island archipelagos. David Wells' historically complete accounts draw on a full range of recent field and museum research. Over 380 species are described, including topics such as systematics, distribution, plumage, biometrics, status, habitat, food and foraging, voice, behaviour, breeding biology, moult and conservation. Along with an accompanying volume, on nonpasserine species, it brings together the most complete modern summery of field survey work and other research on all the birds found in the peninsula. Volume 1 and Volume 2 available as a shrinkwrapped set: 0 7136 7483 0 £99
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RSPB Seabirds

Author: Marianne Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472911164

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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Seabirds are the living links between land, air and sea. They enjoy a freedom that even humans, with all our technological assistance, can barely imagine. Many species travel mind-boggling distances across the length and breadth of our planet before returning to land to breed in large, deafening and confusingly crowded colonies. Yet within this commotion each mated pair forms a bond of extreme closeness and tenderness that survives separation each winter and may persist for decades. The long and geologically varied coastline of the British Isles provides homes for internationally important numbers of breeding seabirds. Visiting their colonies is always unforgettable, whether they are cliff-faces packed with Guillemots, islands white-capped by clustered Gannets on their nests, flat beaches crowded with screaming Arctic Terns or seaside rooftops overlaid with a second townscape of nesting gulls. The changing fortunes of these seabird cities reveal to us the health of the vast, unseen but incredibly rich marine world that surrounds us. RSPB Seabirds showcases some of our most exciting and enigmatic bird species as vital and living components of one of our greatest natural assets: our coastline. The author presents detailed biographies of all the seabird species that breed in and around the British Isles, and also looks at the many species that breed elsewhere but which, regularly or occasionally, visit British waters. Every page of this sumptuous book features beautiful photographs of wild seabirds engaged in their daily work of hunting, travelling, protecting themselves and their territories, courting and raising a family.
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RSPB British Birdfinder

Author: Marianne Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147293248X

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 6915

Most bird books are designed to help you identify the birds that you've seen. This book is different. It is a species-by-species guide that shows you how to find and watch more than 250 species of birds that can be seen in Britain. Some are common; others are rare migrants or scarce breeding birds, but this book will tell you the best places to see and watch all of them. Readers will be able to see their most coveted species but also enjoy rewarding watching experiences that will enhance their understanding of the species, of bird behaviour and of key fieldcraft techniques. Sections include: - How to find including the best time of day, how to search the habitat and behavioural signs - Watching tips including ways to get close to the bird without disturbing it and how to attract it to your garden. - Super sites includes a short list of some of the best places to see the species.
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Abernethy Forest

The History and Ecology of an Old Scottish Pinewood

Author: Ron W. Summers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781999988203

Category: Abernethy Forest (Scotland)

Page: 360

View: 3947

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Collins Life-Size Birds: The Only Guide to Show British Birds at Their Actual Size

Author: Paul Sterry,Rob Read

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780008218737

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 8964

Collins Life-Size Birds is a photographic celebration of Britain and northern Europe s richly varied birdlife. The photographs are gloriously detailed, appealing to both beginners and experienced birdwatchers. For decades, bird photography has been used to capture and create images of these photogenic subjects. Recent advances in technology mean that digital imaging has come of age and, as a result, contemporary photographs of birds can reveal as much detail as can be seen with the naked eye and the bird in the hand. This has allowed the creation of a book that depicts birds in intricate detail at life size, as well as larger than life in the case of many smaller species. The book is unique because for every species entry at least one image shows the bird in question, or the head and bill in the case of large species, depicted life size. The photographs used throughout the book have been chosen carefully to show not only important identification features but also to depict a bird s typical posture, be that perched, standing, swimming or in flight. As many plumage variations as possible have been included. Annotations highlight key identification features that are discussed in the text. For each species the main text contains descriptions of plumage and structural features that are useful for identification, plus further information about habits and behaviour. In addition, a fact file section covers key details for each species: Common name; Scientific name; Length (an average, measured from bill tip to the end of the tail; Wingspan (an average, measured from wingtip to wingtip); Habitat (or habitats, if these differ seasonally); Food; Status; and Voice. "
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Bird Monitoring Methods

A Manual of Techniques for Key UK Species

Author: Gillian Gilbert,David Wingfield Gibbons,Julianne Evans

Publisher: Severn House Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781907807220

Category: Nature

Page: 464

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First published by the RSPB in 1998, this book is a practical guide to surveying and monitoring techniques for use in the breeding season - in assessing breeding success as well as population levels - and during the winter. It gives instructions for more than 120 UK bird species, mainly those of conservation concern. Methods used in the UK's main national bird monitoring schemes are also outlined with advice on how to participate in them. In addition, the publication provides advice on the reliability of the methods, sampling, statistics and species protection. An essential reference for all involved in bird monitoring programmes. This is a reprint edition of 1901930033 published in 1998.
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