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  • National Birds of the World25% OFF
    National Birds of the World by Ron Toft

    Birds are one of the most popular and visible forms of all wildlife and are inextricably linked with the development of human cultures all around the world. Over the years some of the most eye-catching species of bird have been officially or unofficially adopted by countries as symbols of their national identity; there are now almost 100 national birds spanning every imaginable group from condors to parrots, trogons to frigatebirds. Both a comprehensive listing and guide book, this title provides a range of information from species data to how these birds have been used and abused through the ages. It recounts tales of how they came to be adopted and presents a wide range of official and cultural contexts where they appear from feathers in tribal costumes to stamps and currency.

    - £18.75 RRP: £25.00Buy Now
  • 40 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island25% OFF
    40 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Finches… by Peter R. Grant, B. Rosemary Grant

    Renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have produced landmark studies of the Galápagos finches first made famous by Charles Darwin. Now, in their richly illustrated new book, 40 Years of Evolution, the authors turn their attention to events taking place on a contemporary scale. By continuously tracking finch populations over a period of four decades, they uncover the causes and consequences of significant events leading to evolutionary changes in species.

    Hardback £25.99 RRP: £34.95Buy Now
  • The Helm Guide to Bird Identification32% OFF
    The Helm Guide to Bird Identification by Keith Vinicombe et al.

    An essential field guide companion covering difficult identification issues by looking at tricky species pairs or groups of birds and comparing and contrasting their respective features. Designed as a field companion, it supplements the standard field guides and provides much additional information.

    Paperback £16.99 RRP: £25.00Buy Now
  • A Birding Trip to the Western Cape & Namibia (including Far-North Botswana): Nov '99 - Jan 200060% OFF
    A Birding Trip to the Western Cape &… by Brian Gee

    Privately produced report with general information itinerary site details and maps. Ring bound 69pp. 2000

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £12.50Buy Now
  • Madagascar: A Report on the Birds Seen During a Trip Between November 26th - December 15th 199547% OFF
    Madagascar: A Report on the Birds Seen… by Jan Vermeulen

    Details of 15 sites and information on 2 sites not visited. Daily log systematic lists of birds and mammals maps 33pp

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £9.50Buy Now
  • A Guide to the Birding Hot-Spots of Northern Israel
    A Guide to the Birding Hot-Spots of… by Hadoram Shirihai et al.

    Covers 10 sites in Northern Israel. Information on Habitats and climate, when to visit and systematic checklist. 115pp, 2000

    Paperback £12.99 Buy Now
  • A Nebraska Bird-finding Guide50% OFF
    A Nebraska Bird-finding Guide by Johnsgard, Paul A.

    Organised into four general geographical regions: Far Western, West-central, East-central & Eastern & within each region bird sites are identified on a county basis. Includes locality guide to refuge,s sanctuaries & other birding sites with species status & abundance chart.

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £10.00Buy Now
  • Birding Venezuela 199580% OFF
    Birding Venezuela 1995 by Bruce C Forrester

    A private report with useful travel & accommodation hints, location reports & systematic list (English names only).

    Paperback £2.50 RRP: £12.50Buy Now
  • Panama: Specialities and Less-visited Sites69% OFF
    Panama: Specialities and Less-visited… by Dave Sargeant

    Concentrates on where & how to find rare endemics & specialities of Panama & north-west Colombia. Site guides with maps & bird lists. Full systematic list with daily records.

    Paperback £3.00 RRP: £9.99Buy Now
  • A Checklist of the Birds of Mexico and Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras50% OFF
    A Checklist of the Birds of Mexico and… by Bill Principe

    This 10-day check list includes 1224 species & distinct subspecies (forms) of which 1092 have been recorded in Mexico.

    Paperback £3.00 RRP: £6.00Buy Now
  • THAILAND A Birders checklist of the Birds of Thailand50% OFF
    THAILAND A Birders checklist of the… by Dave Sargeant
    Paperback £3.00 RRP: £6.00Buy Now
  • Venezuela: A Guide to the Best Birding Locations (Site Guides)51% OFF
    Venezuela: A Guide to the Best Birding… by Dennis W Rogers

    An excellent privately produced report of three trips between 1989 & 1993. Covers all the usual logistical info and splits the country into six main areas each with more localised information.

    Paperback £6.99 RRP: £14.50Buy Now
  • Birding Nantucket50% OFF
    Birding Nantucket by Kenneth Blackshaw, Edith Andrews

    Notes on seasonal birding habitat distribution list of accidentals occurrance bar graphs.

    Paperback £3.00 RRP: £6.00Buy Now
  • A Birders Guide to Zimbabwe70% OFF
    A Birders Guide to Zimbabwe by Dave Sargeant

    Complete checklist detailed site guides with lists & maps plus systematic list with daily records. A4 plastic bound. 38pp 5 maps 1992 Sargeant

    Paperback £2.99 RRP: £9.99Buy Now
  • Seeing is Believing41% OFF
    Seeing is Believing by Belsey, Derek

    A photographically illustrated account of one man's encounters with various British bird species with personal anecdotes & details of some of the photographic problems involved. Colour photographs throughout 64pp 1997

    Paperback £5.00 RRP: £8.50Buy Now
  • Palearctic Birds: A Checklist of the Birds of Europe, North Africa and Asia48% OFF
    Palearctic Birds: A Checklist of the… by Mark Beaman

    The aim of this new publication is to provide an up-to-date working list & to make a further contribution to the current debate on a very contentious subject. The author has applied his own logic retaining names which clearly honour well- known ornithological pioneers but has included the best of the proposed new names. The list shows Latin as well as suggested English names from all sides. 168pp 1994 Harrier

    Paperback £7.99 RRP: £15.50Buy Now
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies of Hertfordshire28% OFF
    Dragonflies and Damselflies of… by Alan Reynolds et al.

    Includes all 19 species breeding in the county and all rare migrants recorded since 1975. Information on the top 10 sites in Hertfordshire. History of all species recorded in Hertfordshire from 1835-2006. Colour photographs, distribution maps and flight charts based on results of the 6 year countrywide survey carried out by volunteers. 142pp. 2008

    Paperback £9.99 RRP: £14.00Buy Now
    Covers the results of the distribution survey carried out in Britain between 1993-97. The report also discusses methods for monitoring polecats the interactions between polecats & ferrets polecat ecology in lowland England & conservation recommendations. Colour photographs charts graphs maps 152pp 1999
    Paperback £4.00 RRP: £12.00Buy Now
  • Handbook of Waterfowl Identification37% OFF
    Handbook of Waterfowl Identification by Frank S Todd

    A handy-sized field guide covering all the world's wildfowl. Written by a recognised American authority on wildfowl & penguins the illustrations depict most races & sexual differences where dimorphism exists.

    Paperback £9.95 RRP: £15.95Buy Now
  • The Feather and the Furrow: The Bird Photographs of Chris Knights64% OFF
    The Feather and the Furrow: The Bird… by Chris Knights, Robin Page

    Chris Knights is a Norfolk farmer whose acreage has become the centre for a remarkable partnership between farming and conservation. In a time of farming and wildlife crisis, this book is proof that practical high-tech farming can comfortably co-exist with some of Britain's rarest wildlife. This book presents a showcase of Chris Knights prize winning photography, combining memorable images with Robin Page's down to earth, often amusing text. 144pp. 2002

    Hardback £8.95 RRP: £25.00Buy Now
  • A Guide to Bird Finding in New Jersey79% OFF
    A Guide to Bird Finding in New Jersey by William J Boyle (Jr)

    Covers over 70 top birding spots in detail. Maps, travel directions and annotated checklist to the frequency and abundance of more than 300 species of birds in the state.

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £24.00Buy Now
  • Guardian Book of the Countryside
    Guardian Book of the Countryside -

    A selection of pieces from the Guardian that reflect the changing face of rural Britain over the past 200 years. Includes subjects as varied as windfarms to city farms, mass trespasses and the rise of the rambler through to the creation of English vineyards and the return of the red kite. This poignant collection shows how the countryside adapts to everything we throw at it, yet still remains our most valuable and beautiful resource. B/w plates and line drawings, 310pp. 2008

    Hardback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Finding Wildflowers in the Washington-Baltimore Area50% OFF
    Finding Wildflowers in the… by Cristol Fleming et al.

    Illustrated with more than 40 line drawings the book is a broad representation of local wildflowers concentrating on the more showy native & naturalised herbaceous plants of woods fields & wetlands. There is much site information with maps & visitor directions. A final section lists 700spp found in the region. B/w drawings maps 328pp 1995 Johns Hopkins UP

    Paperback £5.00 RRP: £10.00Buy Now
  • Bird Brain of Britain; Pit your wits against the experts!
    Bird Brain of Britain; Pit your wits… by Charles Gallimore, Tim Appleton

    The hugely popular British birdwatching Fair, held at Rutland Water every August, hosts many bird related events in its various marquees. Of these, non is more eagerly attended (by all but its participants) than the terrifying Mastermind style quiz 'Bird Brain of Britain'. Here, every question ever asked in this cruellest of birding quizzes is reproduced, enabling all birders to test their knowledge against the brave few who have taken their place in the Bird Brain chair. Includes all answers, observed cartoons from John Cox and a summary of each year's conservation project and how the money raised at BirdFair was spent.

    Paperback £7.99 Buy Now
  • Helm Country Avifauna; The Birds of Essex25% OFF
    Helm Country Avifauna; The Birds of Essex by Simon Wood

    Essex is of national and international importance for many migrating and wintering wildfowl and waders which visit the estuaries. Further inland the Lea Valley, and other diverse habitats of woodland, parkland, heaths, commons, agricultural land and urban areas mean that you can see upwards of 100 species in a day with little effort. Analysis and summaries all the data collated and documented over the last 200 years.

    Hardback £30.00 RRP: £40.00Buy Now
  • The Birds of Dorset37% OFF
    The Birds of Dorset -

    With few large towns and a wealth of unspoilt countryside the bird fauna of Dorset is rich and has much to offer the birdwatcher. Presents a comprehensive overview of the status of every species recorded in Dorset. The accounts cover distribution and population trends, patterns in habitat use and conservation. B/w illustrations, graphs, tables. 520pp. 2004

    Hardback £25.00 RRP: £40.00Buy Now
  • A Guide to the Mammals of China28% OFF
    A Guide to the Mammals of China -

    Comprehensive guide to all 556 species of mammals found in China.

    Hardback £30.00 RRP: £41.95Buy Now
  • The Book of Naturalists: An Anthology of the Best Natural History51% OFF
    The Book of Naturalists: An Anthology… -

    Traces the beginnings and development of the study of natural history from the writings of famous scientists. Aristotle Linnaeus Thoreau Darwin and Huxley all featured. 499pp. 1988

    Paperback £15.00 RRP: £30.95Buy Now
  • Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region37% OFF
    Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Eastern… by Stokes

    A photographic field guide with detailed descriptions & information on feeding, nesting, habitat & behaviour. Includes over 900 colour photos.

    Paperback £9.99 RRP: £16.00Buy Now
  • Collins Flower Guide
    Collins Flower Guide by David Streeter, Ian Garrard

    This text is the most complete account of the distribution and ecology of British and Irish wild flowers. Descriptions of look-alikes and confusable species are also included.

    Illustrations covering some 1400 plants are arranged by family, displaying their key features. Flowers and description on same page for easy reference. 704pp. 2009

    Hardback £30.00 Buy Now
  • Breeding Birds of the Algarve31% OFF
    Breeding Birds of the Algarve by G.A. Vowles, R.S. Vowles

    This useful book on a sadly neglected area of Europe is not designed as an identification guide but is intended to provide information on breeding habitats and to assist visiting birdwatchers to find each species. It covers 154 species in all of which 33 had not been proved to breed before & a further 8 which are new to Portugal. B/w illustrations maps 368pp 1994

    Paperback £12.99 RRP: £18.99Buy Now
  • North-East Wales Bird Report 200860% OFF
    North-East Wales Bird Report 2008 by CBRG

    Systematic list for the year 2008. also includes articles on Gors Maen Llywd, North Wales Breeding Bird Atlas 2008 - 2011 - Progress so far, Wintering Blackcaps in North East Wales, WeBS counts for selected sites in North East Wales and Ringing Report 2008.

    Paperback £2.00 RRP: £5.00Buy Now
  • Birding Domincan Republic & Puerto Rico, Easter 199949% OFF
    Birding Domincan Republic & Puerto… by Bruce C Forrester

    Report on a two week trip to these two Caribbean Islands. Details on travelling, accommodation and list of species seen.

    Paperback £4.00 RRP: £7.95Buy Now
  • A Birder's Checklist of the Birds of Belize77% OFF
    A Birder's Checklist of the Birds of… by Dave Sargeant


    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £4.50Buy Now
  • Cyprus; 26 December 1993-1 January 199450% OFF
    Cyprus; 26 December 1993-1 January 1994 by Jeff Price, Elaine C Grandjean

    Describes 5 days birding in the Paphos/Troodos/Cape Greco triangle in the Greek sector of the island. Itinerary site details with maps species list. 16pp 1995

    Paperback £0.50 RRP: £1.00Buy Now
  • Emirates Bird Report 18 199371% OFF
    Emirates Bird Report 18 1993 -

    Contains a review of 1993 full systematic list Khor Dubai waterfowl, counts spring migration of lesser kestrel, status of booted warblers, first breeding record of cream-coloured courser, black terns and golden plover in UAE, Blyth's pipits and Blyth's reed warblers in UAE.

    Paperback £2.00 RRP: £7.00Buy Now
  • Venezuela: A Birder's Guide to Venezuela (Eastern & Southern)50% OFF
    Venezuela: A Birder's Guide to… by Dave Sargeant

    Includes detailed site guides with species lists, accurate site maps and a complete checklist. Travel details, car rental & accommodation.

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £9.99Buy Now
  • The Birds of Lake Atanasovsko; Status and Checklist33% OFF
    The Birds of Lake Atanasovsko; Status… by M Michev et al

    During the past 5 years abundant information has been amassed on the birds of Atanasovsko Lake. This is now presented in this 2nd edition, providing updated, extended and amended information on the birds in this area. B/w illustrations, 44pp. 2004

    Paperback £5.00 RRP: £7.50Buy Now
  • Nepal (Map)83% OFF
    Nepal (Map) -

    Scale 1;1 500 000 & 1:500 000 for main trekking areas.

    Map £1.00 RRP: £5.95Buy Now
  • A Naturalist's Guide to the Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe49% OFF
    A Naturalist's Guide to the Wild… by Andrew Cleave

    by Andrew Cleave

    photography Paul Sterry

    An easy to use identification guide to common species.

    Paperback £5.00 RRP: £9.99Buy Now
  • Flight of the Wild Geese
    Flight of the Wild Geese by Graham Uney

    Follows the migration of wild Barnacle geese from their over wintering grounds on the Solway Firth across northern seas to Svalbard in the Arctic Circle, and back.

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Orchids and Wildflowers of Kitulo Plateau33% OFF
    Orchids and Wildflowers of Kitulo Plateau by Rosalind F Salter, Tim R. B. Davenport

    116 species (including 29 orchids) are covered, with notes on each species and race, covering identification, habitats, distribution and rarity.

    Paperback £9.99 RRP: £14.95Buy Now
  • Southeastern Brazil: A Report on the Birds seen during a trip from 14th - 26th July 200121% OFF
    Southeastern Brazil: A Report on the… by Jan Vermeulen

    Details of reserves and sites, a daily log and systematic lists of birds and mammals.

    Paperback £8.99 RRP: £11.50Buy Now
  • Natural North58% OFF
    Natural North by Allan Potts

    This book is about the wildlife of the north of England. Structured around the photographs of award winning photographer Allan Potts it covers the desolate fells and uplands, urban and industrial decline, woodland and the coast. Background information on the wildlife featured and a short section on photographic techniques. 285 colour photographs, 160pp. 2000

    Hardback £6.99 RRP: £16.99Buy Now
  • Collins Gem Food for Free
    Collins Gem Food for Free by Richard Mabey

    Illustrations of over 100 plants, with recipes and other fascinating information about their use throughout the ages.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
  • Rough Patch: A Sketchbook from the Wilder Side of the Garden27% OFF
    Rough Patch: A Sketchbook from the… by Richard Bell

    B/w and colour illustrations. 160pp. 2005

    Paperback £7.99 RRP: £10.95Buy Now
  • Composting with Worms37% OFF
    Composting with Worms by George Pilkington

    Worm composting is becoming an increasingly important tool in the fight to elimate waste and reduce landfill. Includes chapters on how worms work, which worms to use, which bin is most suitable for your needs, the best uses for worm compost and much more fascinating information.

    Paperback £5.00 RRP: £7.95Buy Now
  • Birds of Australia23% OFF
    Birds of Australia by Don Hadden

    Showcases the birds in intimate and breathtaking environments, from sea and shore birds to night birds, honeyeaters and finches.

    Hardback £12.99 RRP: £16.99Buy Now
  • Collins Gem Birds
    Collins Gem Birds by Jim Flegg

    Will help identify 230 species of European birds.

    Paperback £5.99 Buy Now
  • Collins Gem Trees
    Collins Gem Trees -

    Colour illustrations to aid identification of trees and shrubs by their leaves, bark, fruit and flowers.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
  • Nick Baker's British Wildlife: A Month by Month Guide52% OFF
    Nick Baker's British Wildlife: A Month… by Nick Baker

    by Nick Baker

    This illustrated practical book explains what is happening in the natural world in each month of the year. Helpful hints on what to see and how to discover wildlife.

    Paperback £7.99 RRP: £16.99Buy Now
  • Woodpeckers of the World: A Photographic Guide14% OFF
    Woodpeckers of the World: A… by Gerard Gorman

    This is the first definitive photographic guide to woodpeckers, covering all 239 species. Detailed text looks in detail at the biology of the birds, with particular emphasis on field identification, along with voice, habitat, status, racial variation and distribution.

    Hardback £30.00 RRP: £35.00Buy Now
  • Shrewdunnit: The Nature Files35% OFF
    Shrewdunnit: The Nature Files by Conor Mark Jameson

    Conor Mark Jameson has spent most of his life exploring the natural environment and communicating his enthusiasm for it to family, friends and, more recently, readers of a range of newspapers and magazines. Shrewdunnit brings together the best of these dispatches, alongside unpublished essays, in a poetic and evocative journal that inspires and delights. Jameson's prose is fresh and in places irreverent, with a hint of mischief and a dash of wit.

    Paperback £12.99 RRP: £19.99Buy Now
  • Riding with the Dolphins: The Equinox Guide to Dolphins and Porpoises89% OFF
    Riding with the Dolphins: The Equinox… by Erich Hoyt

    Erich Hoyt brings us up to date on the lastest dolphin research answering and asking questions about the future of their threatened habitat social lives innovative feeding behaviours and their ability to learn from and communicate with humans. Colour photographs 64pp 1992

    Hardback £1.00 RRP: £9.95Buy Now
  • Conservation and Management of Marine Mammals49% OFF
    Conservation and Management of Marine… -

    During the 1960's through to the 80's, the public awareness and interest in marine mammals and their conservation had a marked beneficial effect on the numbers of whales, seals, dolphins and manatees killed for commercial purposes. Other serious threats to their existence are now widely recognised however - incidental kills during fishing, degradation of habitat, pollution and collision with vessels to name a few. The various contributors to this book review the history, current status and implications of marine mammal legislation, the interactions of marine mammals with fisheries and the current whaling debate. They evaluate recent efforts directed at the Florida manatee, the Hawaiian monk seal the North Atlantic right whale and other endangered species. Black and white photographs and illustrations, 576pp. 1999

    Hardback £18.00 RRP: £35.95Buy Now
  • The Good Bird Guide: A species-by-species guide to finding Europe's best birds70% OFF
    The Good Bird Guide: A… by Keith Marsh

    Unlike the Where to Watch Birds series, which directs birders to good general birding sites, this guide takes individual species as a starting point and picks out the best places to see that species. Covers 500 species with information on distribution, habitat and movements, some hints and tips on finding and getting close to the species and a list of sites in all appropriate countries where the species can reliably be found.

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £16.99Buy Now
  • The Wildlife of Dartmoor
    The Wildlife of Dartmoor by John Walters, Norman Baldock

    This book is about the fantastic variety of plants and animals that can be found on Dartmoor, from lichens and ferns to buzzards and otters. This variety exists because of the traditional management of the land by previous generations, providing a wealth of rich habitats. Colour illustrations and photographs, 134pp. 2008

    Hardback £20.00 Buy Now
  • Rare Birds Yearbook 2008: The World's 189 Most Threatened Birds31% OFF
    Rare Birds Yearbook 2008: The World's… -

    Places the spotlight on the often dramatic circumstances which have pushed a large number of species to the brink of extinction and also highlights examples of cases where active commitment and hard work have improved the bird's prospects. Colour photographs, 276pp. 2008

    Paperback £12.99 RRP: £18.95Buy Now
  • Redbreast: The Robin in Life and Literature34% OFF
    Redbreast: The Robin in Life and… by Andrew Lack

    Andrew Lack has updated, extended and transformed his father's work without losing sight of the original. Colour and b/w illustrations, 294pp. 2008

    Hardback £12.99 RRP: £19.95Buy Now
  • Bees, Wasps and Ants of Kent20% OFF
    Bees, Wasps and Ants of Kent by Geoff Allen

    Presents information on the distribution and status of 448 species of bees, wasps and ants - the aculeate hymenoptera - which have been recorded in Kent. Distribution maps show how the distribution of many species has changed over time. Each map is accompanied by an individual account of the species, together with information on synonymy and the species' status in the UK and Kent.

    Hardback £17.99 RRP: £22.50Buy Now

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