The Collins Garden Birdwatcher’s Bible: A Practical Guide to Identifying and Understanding Garden Birds

By Paul Sterry, Christopher Perrins, Sonya Patel Ellis and Dominic Couzens

Combining practical birdwatching tips, the insights of internationally renowned ornithologists and the science, nature, art and history of birds, The Collins Garden Birdwatcher’s Bible is a glorious celebration of the stunning world of birds.

Brimming with lavish photographs, The Collins Garden Birdwatcher’s Bible offers handy tips on identifying and attracting British garden birds, as well as discovering more about the evolution, history and art of birds of the world. With detailed visual profiles of the key birds of the region, readers will learn how to identify birds by their colours, calls and behaviour, the best equipment and resources to use, as well as learning to create bird-friendly gardens and bird houses, choosing the ideal food for bird types by season and how we can become better bird advocates. Full of stunning illustrations and packed with practical advice and hands-on projects, The Collins Garden Birdwatcher’s Bible is the ultimate guide for budding birdwatchers, eager ornithologists, nature-lovers, gardeners, botanists and anyone seeking to learn more about these majestic creatures that rule the skies.


Format: Hardback
Release Date: 15 Oct 2020
Pages: 416
ISBN: 978-0-00-840559-5
Dominic Couzens is an expert bird guide and author. His books include Extreme Birds, Atlas of Rare Birds, The Secret Lives of Puffins, and Top 100 Birding Sites of the World.Sonya Patel Ellis is a writer, editor and artist exploring the botanical world and the interconnectedness of nature and culture. Her books include The Botanical Bible, The Heritage Herbal and Nature Tales: Encounters with Britain’s Wildlife.Christopher Perrins is an Emeritus Fellow of the Institute of Field Ornithology at Oxford, and Her Majesty’s Swan Warden since 1993. He is the author of several books, including Collins New Generation Guide to Birds and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds.Paul Sterry is the author and photographer of more than 50 books, including Warblers and Other Song Birds of North America, Life-size Birds, and The Complete Guide to British Birds. Having trained as a zoologist, Paul has been a wildlife photographer, rewilding expert and passionate conservationist for over 30 years.

”'An exquisitely illustrated book that everyone should be twitching to get their hands on … The information is accessible to beginners and novices, offering insightful tips for even experienced birdwatchers. With this book, educating oneself further about British birds needn’t be a flight of fancy” - The Field