Book reviews

This book is highly recommended for all aficionados of this charismatic raptor, which is now well established in many areas of the UK and hopefully will soon become a regular sight throughout these islands…

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This is the first field guide to the birds of Mongolia, a country now firmly on the map for world birders thanks to a suite of very special birds, including the elegant Oriental Plover, the enormous Black-billed Capercaillie and the enigmatic Relict Gull…

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As with all repeat regional atlases on such a fine scale, this is an important and extremely valuable tool for conservationists. It is an absorbing read and a must for local birders and collectors of atlases…

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With its slate-blue cover and bright orange endpapers, as well as numerous full-page photographs, this book is every bit as striking and colourful as the Red-footed Falcon itself…

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Vietnam is one of the best birding destinations in Asia and a three-week trip from north to south is likely to result in a total of around 400 species…

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The author has produced two Birdwatching guides for eastern Germany; this guide for the northeast was published in 2015, and now it has been extended and updated…

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It seems odd to be recommending a paperback containing a complicated detective story in the pages of BB – but I do so without hesitation. Read it yourselves, enjoy it and learn from it!

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Gulls 

Book reviews // 10.07.2019

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As might be expected, this book is a brick of information about the resident gulls of Britain and Ireland. It starts with an ‘Overview of Gulls’ covering such topics as taxonomy and various aspects of their life-history strategies. This overview is pretty comprehensive, and with larger type and more photos could easily have been published stand-alone…

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At 1,004 pages, this book is a monster! It is effectively a comprehensive textbook of ornithology…

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One of the world’s largest eagles, with the world’s largest eagle beak, the spectacular Steller’s Sea Eagle is on many birdwatchers’ bucket list. For those yet to track it down, this book will further whet the appetite…

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