Book reviews

Over four years, more than 2,000 volunteers mapped the bird populations of Switzerland and Liechtenstein and the culmination of their work is published in this comprehensive country atlas…

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This is not a traditional monograph, but rather an affectionate account of the life and times of our most common bird, the Wren…

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This is a rather unusual book about the tracking of animal movements, not just birds but other animals too. It is the product of a geographer and a skilled designer, but both have a fascination for wildlife…

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For a shorebird enthusiast there can be few more intriguing species-pairs than the Common Sandpiper and the closely related American Spotted Sandpiper…

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With competitively priced direct flights from the UK to Cagliari in the south of Sardinia and Alghero in the northwest, there has never been a better time to consider this Italian island for a birding holiday…

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There are around 380 species of parrot and this book features 126 of them, mostly photographed by the author…

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This book is a nice idea – recordings of 70 species that, just as the title says, represent the world’s best bird songs. The word ‘best’ is used in a very broad sense and, whilst the book contains some of the expected ‘best songsters’ – species such as Common Nightingale and Eurasian Skylark…

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Covering an area roughly 110 x 180 km, southern Portugal is a superb, wildlife-rich destination…

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In this second volume of A Bird Guide to the Fields of Experience we once again accompany Frank Jarvis through his beautifully written and illustrated diaries, but on this occasion mainly on his travels in East Anglia between 1993 and 2001…

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Already well known for his photographic field guides on shorebirds, Richard Chandler now delves further into the lives of these birds. Shorebirds in Action comprises a large selection of photos as well as an engaging text. About 180 shorebird species are illustrated, around 80% of the world’s total, with photos taken from all continents except Antarctica…

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