Garden Birds Songs and Calls

Author: Geoff Sample

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000220214X

Category: Nature

Page: 32

View: 1499

In a brand-new recording Geoff Sample, author of the best-selling Field Guide Bird Songs and Calls, provides an audio guide to the bird song you hear in parks and gardens. The CD includes over 60 minutes of digitally recorded sound and covers 40 of the most common and vocal garden birds. Each recording is introduced by the author with a voice-over that gives a brief interpretation of the song or call. The booklet included contains details of each recording and also gives useful advice on how to listen to and interpret the sounds you hear. If you would like to be able to identify the birds in your garden by sound rather than by sight then this is the guide for you.

Bird Call Identification

Author: Geoff Sample

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002201223

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 5280

In Collins Field Guide to Bird Songs and Calls, Geoff Sample introduced a way of helping to identify bird songs. In this companion volume he covers a further 130 species and helps the reader to identify some of the trickier and rarer species.

RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe

Author: Rob Hume

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241182646

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 5937

The ultimate photographic field guide to the birds of Britain and Europe RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe is a stunning, illustrated guide to Europe's bird species. It describes and illustrates bird characteristics and beautiful full colour photographs reveal individual species such as finches, martins and swallows with unrivalled clarity. RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe captures the beauty of birds, showing them in their varying plumage, making identification quick and effortless. 500 regularly seen species are featured with illustrations and up-to-date maps highlighting resident and migratory distributions so you know what species to expect and when. Covering the characteristics of anatomy, life cycle, and behaviour, and providing a survey of the habitats in which birds live, RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe (previous ISBN 9781405391696) is an essential reference for the novice twitcher or the long-time birder.

Birds of Paradise

Revealing the World's Most Extraordinary Birds

Author: Tim Laman,Edwin Scholes

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426209584

Category: Nature

Page: 227

View: 9997

Examines the extraordinary plumage, behavior, and conservation successes of all thirty-nine bird of paradise species, and includes images of previously unrepresented birds from remote New Guinea.


Birds in Our Imagination and Experience

Author: Jeremy Mynott

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691135397

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 367

View: 6626

What draws us to the beauty of a peacock, the flight of an eagle, or the song of a nightingale? Why are birds so significant in our lives and our sense of the world? And what do our ways of thinking about and experiencing birds tell us about ourselves? Birdscapes is a unique meditation on the variety of human responses to birds, from antiquity to today, and from casual observers to the globe-trotting "twitchers" who sometimes risk life, limb, and marriages simply to add new species to their "life lists." Drawing extensively on literature, history, philosophy, and science, Jeremy Mynott puts his own experiences as a birdwatcher in a rich cultural context. His sources range from the familiar--Thoreau, Keats, Darwin, and Audubon--to the unexpected--Benjamin Franklin, Giacomo Puccini, Oscar Wilde, and Monty Python. Just as unusual are the extensive illustrations, which explore our perceptions and representations of birds through images such as national emblems, women's hats, professional sports logos, and a Christmas biscuit tin, as well as classics of bird art. Each chapter takes up a new theme--from rarity, beauty, and sound to conservation, naming, and symbolism--and is set in a new place, as Mynott travels from his "home patch" in Suffolk, England, to his "away patch" in New York City's Central Park, as well as to Russia, Australia, and Greece. Conversational, playful, and witty, Birdscapes gently leads us to reflect on large questions about our relation to birds and the natural world. It encourages birders to see their pursuits in a broader human context--and it shows nonbirders what they may be missing.

Bird Songs Bible

The Complete, Illustrated Reference for North American Birds

Author: Les Beletsky

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811871389

Category: Nature

Page: 536

View: 8327

From the best-selling Bird Songs series comes the most comprehensive bird book ever published. Bird Songs Bible covers the sights and sounds of every single breeding bird in North Americanearly 750 in all. This utterly distinctive package features a state-of-the-art digital audio player that brings to life the birds' songs and calls with the touch of a button. Written by a panel of ornithological experts and produced with the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this indispensable reference features lavish illustrations of the birds and their habitats, scientifically accurate range maps, and detailed information on distribution, habitat, behavior, and vocalizations. A beautiful keepsake object, Bird Songs Bible is an essential volume for the true bird lover.

The Warbler Guide

Author: Tom Stephenson,Scott Whittle

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400846862

Category: Nature

Page: 560

View: 6728

Warblers are among the most challenging birds to identify. They exhibit an array of seasonal plumages and have distinctive yet oft-confused calls and songs. The Warbler Guide enables you to quickly identify any of the 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada. This groundbreaking guide features more than 1,000 stunning color photos, extensive species accounts with multiple viewing angles, and an entirely new system of vocalization analysis that helps you distinguish songs and calls. The Warbler Guide revolutionizes birdwatching, making warbler identification easier than ever before. For more information, please see the author videos on the Princeton University Press website. Covers all 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada Visual quick finders help you identify warblers from any angle Song and call finders make identification easy using a few simple questions Uses sonograms to teach a new system of song identification that makes it easier to understand and hear differences between similar species Detailed species accounts show multiple views with diagnostic points, direct comparisons of plumage and vocalizations with similar species, and complete aging and sexing descriptions New aids to identification include song mnemonics and icons for undertail pattern, color impression, habitat, and behavior Includes field exercises, flight shots, general identification strategies, and quizzes A complete, page-by-page audio companion to all of the 1,000-plus songs and calls covered by the book is available for purchase and download from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library by using the link at

Britain's Mammals

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Ireland

Author: Dominic Couzens,Andy Swash,Robert Still,Jon Dunn

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400866030

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 995

Britain's Mammals is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in the wild in Britain and Ireland in recent times—including marine mammals, bats and introduced species that have bred. The book features hundreds of stunning photographs and incorporates invaluable tips and suggestions to help you track down and identify even the most difficult species. This easy-to-use book provides an introduction to the different types of mammal. Concise species accounts focus on identification and include up-to-date information on sounds, habitat, food, habits, breeding behaviour and population and status, as well as descriptions of key field signs—including tracks, droppings and nests—that give away the presence of mammals even when they are out of sight. In addition, guidance is provided on ways of studying and observing mammals—including small-mammal trapping, bat detecting and whale watching—as well as mammal conservation, legislation and further sources of useful information. Handy and informative, this guide is the ideal companion for anyone interested in watching mammals in Britain and Ireland. Comprehensive coverage of every mammal recorded in Britain and Ireland 500 superb colour photographs carefully selected to show key identification features Up-to-date distribution maps Detailed illustrations of tracks, dentition and other identification features Helpful tips for identifying tracks and other signs you may find in the field Latest information on status, population, distribution and conservation designations Advice on finding and watching mammals

RSPB Handbook of British Birds

Author: Tim Cleeves,Peter Holden

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472910109

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 6318

RSPB Handbook of British Birds Â? the bestselling guide of its kind, covering a total of 272 British species Â? just got even better. This enhanced epub version of the fourth edition of the book Â? featuring songs and calls Â? is set to change birding, forever. Optimised for tablets, it features the Handbook in crisp, clear high-resolution. Its pages contain 1,200 colour illustrations, plus seven comparison spreads, with comprehensive text on identification, habitats, food, breeding and conservation, and accurate range maps. In addition, the epub edition features songs, calls and other sounds from each species, making this the ultimate one-stop resources for anyone interested in identifying and learning more about the birds they see. This collection of images and sounds represents a step change in the way birdwatchers operate. No more carrying heavy books into the field; no more trying to remember sounds days later, while all other methods for taking sounds into the field are consigned to the dustbin. The RSPB Handbook of British Birds e-book provides a complete field-based ID solution Â? no birdwatcher will want to be without it. (Note: Audio may not play on all devices. Please check your user manual for details).

Birds of Central Asia

Author: Raffael Ayé,Manuel Schweizer,Tobias Roth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408142716

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 4409

Birds of Central Asia is the first field guide to include the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, along with neighbouring Afghanistan. This vast area includes a diverse variety of habitats, and the avifauna is similarly broad, from sandgrouse, ground jays and larks on the vast steppe and semi-desert to a broad range of raptors, and from woodland species such as warblers and nuthatches to a suite of montane species, such as snowcocks, accentors and snowfinches.

Birds of the Indian Subcontinent

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and the Maldives

Author: Richard Grimmett,Carol Inskipp,Tim Inskipp

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408162644

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 5389

Birds of the Indian Subcontinent – the definitive field guide to the birds of this magical region – just got even better. This enhanced fixed-format version of the book – featuring songs and calls – is set to change birding, forever. Optimised for tablets, it features the book in crisp, clear high-resolution. Superb, zoomable colour plates of the highest detail lie opposite comprehensive identification text and accurate range maps. In addition, this e-book features songs, calls and other sounds from 1,212 species, placed conveniently next to the accompanying species text. The 1,340 sounds included on this e-book represent more than 95% coverage of regular species in the region. This epic collection of images and sounds represents a step change in the way birders operate. No more carrying heavy books into the field. No more trying to remember sounds days or weeks after the event, while all other methods for taking sounds into the field are consigned to the dustbin. This e-book provides a complete field-based ID solution – no birder will want to be without it. (Note: Audio may not play on all devices. Please check your user manual for details).

Where to Watch Birds in Northern and Eastern Spain

Author: Ernest Garcia

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472936744

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 7464

The definitive guide to finding birds in Northern and Eastern Spain. This region embraces an impressive range of habitats from the Pyrenees to the sun-drenched Catalan coast. As a consequence the area is rich in birdlife and full of potential for visiting birders. Almost 200 sites are described in this fully updated third edition, with full coverage of terms of habitat, access and the species to be seen. The accounts are illustrated by detailed maps and beautiful line drawings of selected species. Where to Watch Birds in Northern and Eastern Spain includes comprehensive coverage of all thirteen autonomous regions, a descriptive list of all the resident, visiting and rare birds to be found, as well as advice on watching seabirds from key sites like Estaca de Bares. This edition provides better coverage than ever to one of the most popular birding destinations in Europe.

Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Britain and Europe

Author: Jeroen Speybroeck,Wouter Beukema,Bobby Bok,Jan Van Der Voort

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472925637

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 8530

The taxonomy and systematics of European reptiles and amphibians have changed a lot in recent years, yet there is no modern, up-to-date field guide available that comprehensively covers all the species. The last illustrated field guide to European reptiles and amphibians was first published 38 years ago, and remains oudated despite occasional reprints and new editions. This major new field guide addresses this deficiency. Every species will be covered in detail with a focus on identification and geographical variation; species texts also cover distribution, habitat and behaviour. A detailed up-to-date map is also included for each species. Superb colour illustrations by talented artist Ilian Velikov depict every species and all major variations, and colour photographs are also included for most species. This groundbreaking new guide will become the definitive field reference for these two groups of animals.

Birds of India (Collins Field Guide)

Author: Norman Arlott

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007560680

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 681

This comprehensive new field guide is an excellent addition to the world-renowned series – the ultimate reference book for travelling birdwatchers.

The Sound Approach to Birding

A Guide to Understanding Bird Sound

Author: Mark Constantine,Sound Approach

Publisher: The Sound Approach

ISBN: 9081093312

Category: Birdsongs

Page: 192

View: 3135

"Combining anecdote, scientific theory and practical experience the Sound Approach to birding is a step-by-step guide through tone, pitch, rhythm, reading sonagrams, acoustics, and using sounds to age and sex birds." -- Back cover.

Birdwatching with Your Eyes Closed

An Introduction to Birdsong

Author: Simon Barnes

Publisher: Short Books

ISBN: 9781780720470

Category: Birdsongs

Page: 270

View: 9526

Birdsong is not just about natural history. It is also about our history. Birds are our music: they teach us to express emotion and beauty in sound. This book takes you from winter into deepest spring, teaching you how to recognise song after song as the chorus swells. You start with robin, and end up listening to nightingales.

Collins British Bird Guide

Author: Lars Svensson,Killian Mullarney,Peter J. Grant,Dan Zetterström

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007451241

Category: Birds

Page: 256

View: 6433

Experience the joy of discovering the natural world around you with this beautiful pocket guide to British birds, an inspiration and treat designed to enthral all nature lovers. This new, abridged edition of the hugely successful Collins Bird Guide is a must for every birdwatcher. The book provides all the information needed to identify any common British species at any time of the year, covering size, habitat, range, identification and voice. Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and illustrations showing the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, and feeding). This is an indispensable guide for all those with an interest in birds, whether amateur or expert, and is beautifully packaged to lend itself both as gift or self-purchase.


Author: Jonathan Elphick,Lars Svensson,Jan Pedersen

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781849491341

Category: Birds

Page: 256

View: 9166

A bird identification book with a sound module carrying the voices of 150 species of British birds. Delve into the text and photographs of each bird while listening to their songs and calls. The sounds you will hear include the cries of birds of prey, gulls, garden birds and migrants.

Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America

Author: Klaus Malling Olsen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408135779

Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 8291

The standard text on the identification of the northern hemisphere's gulls, this book covers the plumage variation through age and subspecies of all 80 species in the region. With exhaustive coverage, detailed maps, and superb plates and photos, this book remains the definitive work on these birds, which represent the trickiest of all ID challenges.

The Sibley Guide to Trees

Author: N.A

Publisher: Knopf


Category: Nature

Page: 426

View: 4783

Featuring more than 4,100 detailed paintings and five hundred maps, highlights the similarities and distinctions between approximately six hundred North American tree species.