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A new, improved and thoroughly updated edition of the bestselling photographic guide—the only one to cover every bird, in every plumage, ever recorded in Britain and Ireland

A bestselling guide since it was first published, Britain's Birds has quickly established itself as the go-to photographic identification guide to the birds of Great Britain and Ireland—the most comprehensive, up-to-date, practical and user-friendly book of its kind. Acclaimed by birdwatchers of all kinds, from the beginner to the most experienced, the guide has now been thoroughly revised and updated to make it even better than before. Combining the finest of identification guide content and presentation, this eagerly awaited second edition preserves the best of the first edition while covering twelve newly recorded species and offering a host of improvements that make identification easier.

Provides comprehensive coverage of all the birds ever recorded in Britain and Ireland
Describes and illustrates all plumages likely to be encountered
Features more than 3,200 stunning photographs carefully selected to show the birds as you really see them
Outlines simple steps to help you identify any bird you see
Presents simple and accurate comparisons of similar and difficult species
New features include:
Coverage of 12 new species recorded since the first edition plus revisions to reflect the latest taxonomy
Coverage of all subspecies
Improved identification aids, including more than 400 new photos, enhanced photo annotations and many redesigned plates
Fully revised species accounts, including the latest information on identification features, status, numbers, geographical range and date ranges for all plumages that may be seen during only part of the year
Britain's Mammals is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in the wild in Britain and Ireland in recent times—including marine mammals, bats and introduced species that have bred. The book features hundreds of stunning photographs and incorporates invaluable tips and suggestions to help you track down and identify even the most difficult species.

This easy-to-use book provides an introduction to the different types of mammal. Concise species accounts focus on identification and include up-to-date information on sounds, habitat, food, habits, breeding behaviour and population and status, as well as descriptions of key field signs—including tracks, droppings and nests—that give away the presence of mammals even when they are out of sight. In addition, guidance is provided on ways of studying and observing mammals—including small-mammal trapping, bat detecting and whale watching—as well as mammal conservation, legislation and further sources of useful information. Handy and informative, this guide is the ideal companion for anyone interested in watching mammals in Britain and Ireland.


Comprehensive coverage of every mammal recorded in Britain and Ireland
500 superb colour photographs carefully selected to show key identification features
Up-to-date distribution maps
Detailed illustrations of tracks, dentition and other identification features
Helpful tips for identifying tracks and other signs you may find in the field
Latest information on status, population, distribution and conservation designations
Advice on finding and watching mammals
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