Stunningly illustrated and simple to use, this brand new, up-to-date, practical and informative guide is a must for any birdwatcher's pocket. Whether observing what is feeding, nesting or bathing in your garden, or further afield, or trying to identify a bird on the wing, this book is perfect for use at home, out in the car or in the field. Arranged by habitat for ease of use, it is ideal for both the beginner and the more experienced birdwatcher. With comprehensive and informative, jargon-free text, written by birdwatching expert Mark Golley, this book is packed with identification tips, details of habitat and calls for over 280 bird species - all those seen regularly around Britain and Ireland as well as some of the less common migrants. It is illustrated throughout with over 1000 spectacular, full-colour illustrations by Dave Daly, one of Ireland's leading bird artists.
Mark Golley is a regular contributor to Birding World and is well known for his refreshing and easy approach to bird identification. The author of New Holland's highly successful The Complete Garden Bird Book, he spent four years as warden of Cley Marshes Nature Reserve, in North Norfolk, where he lives. He now works as a TV Producer at Anglia Television. David Daly is one of Ireland's leading bird artists. He has taken part in a number of expeditions to various parts of the world. His work has been exhibited widely and his illustrations have appeared in numerous books and calendars as well as prestigious magazines including British Birds. He lives in County Wexford.