A tie-in to the TV series, offering practical advice to beginners wanting to learn more about wildlife Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife is a practical beginner's guide to enjoying the wildlife of Britain. Organised into a calendar of months, Bill tells you the best places to visit, how to catch a glimpse of our best-loved species, and things you can do for each month of the year. For example, in May, you could visit some wild flower meadows which are in their prime, see a nightingale, and experience the dawn chorus. Written in Bill's endearingly frank and witty style, this is an inspiring and refreshingly straightforward approach to watching wildlife. There are suggestions for places to visit within reach of wherever you live in Britain, and advice on watching wildlife with children. With stories of Bill's experiences in the field, it offers you and your family the know-how to start out with confidence. Bill Oddie sets out to demystify wildlife watching, giving advice on basic equipment and field craft, as well as explaining how to make the most of your encounters with animals.To guide you successfully through some of the finest wildlife experiences, there are top tips, advice for things to take with you that you might never have considered, and helpful addresses and websites for some of the activities less close to home.
And in case you really get bitten by the bug, there is information on taking the next step, with hints on getting more advanced equipment, which conservation trusts to join and wildlife holidays to make the most of your new-found skills.
Bill Oddie is well known as 'Britain's best-known bird-watcher' and natural history presenter. His recent programmes include 'Bill Oddie Goes Wild', three series of 'Birding with Bill Oddie', 'Bird in the Nest', and 'BBC -- Nature Watch'. He has also written the highly-successful book 'Birdwatching with Bill Oddie'. Stephen Moss has been an active birdwatcher all his life and has written several books on the subject. A journalist and broadcaster, he writes regularly for the Guardian and Birdwatch magazine. He has produced numerous series with Bill Oddie. Fiona Pitcher is Executive Editor at the BBC's Natural History Unit. She has worked with Bill Oddie for several years, and is responsible for such series as 'Bill Oddie Goes Wild' and 'Big Cat Diary'.