Birds: A Practical Guide by John Gooders
Model Number: 9781861608963
In recent years, ornithology has enjoyed a huge boom in popularity. The reasons for this are simple: it is one of the most accessible hobbies, requiring no specialized equipment to start with, and it can be pursued virtually anywhere at any time of year. Above all, it provides an exciting new way to interact with the natural world.
This book is the ideal introduction to birding fieldcraft – and an essential reference for every prospective or active bird watching enthusiast.
It starts by introducing you to the fascinating world of bird life and bird behaviour – from detailed, easy-to-understand explanations of why birds are built the way they are to engaging discussions of their songs, calls and migratory habits. It goes on to explain how to make and record observations in habitats ranging from the urban garden to the open country, the last section shows the ambitious amateur how to scientifically organise and collate his observations.