An entry-level photographic introduction to birds and birdwatching, featuring 150 of the commoner bird species most likely to be seen in the fields and gardens of Britain and Northern Europe. The user-friendly introduction covers geography, climate, taxonomy and nomenclature, habitats, bird identification, and the best places to watch birds. Common birds are then identified using six descriptive groups: seabirds, waders, birds of prey, game birds, woodpeckers and other exotic-looking birds and passerines (songbirds).
About the Author
Peter Goodfellow is a retired school teacher and lifelong birdwatcher. He is a past Chairman of Devon Birdwatching and Preservation Society, and is regularly involved with surveys for the British Trust for Ornithology. His previous publications include the AA Illustrated Birds of Britain & Europe and A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Britain and Northern Europe (John Beaufoy Publishing). He lives in Devon.