The bestselling RSPB Handbook of British Birds is the most comprehensive reference for birdwatchers of all levels of interest and experience. Now in its fifth edition, it remains the most accessible field guide to more than 300 bird species likely to be encountered in Britain and Ireland.
Alongside artworks depicting all common plumages, the detailed text describes each bird's behaviour, habitat, voice, breeding biology, longevity and seasonal movements, as well as other useful information. The guide also includes UK population trends and up-to-date distribution maps.
Completely revised and updated, this fifth edition also features new artwork and comparison spreads, additional rarities and the most recent taxonomic order, as well as each species' conservation status, a summary of the threats UK species are currently facing and details of what conservationists are doing to help. A new lay-flat binding has also been used, creating easier access to the species accounts at home or in the field.
Mr Peter Holden
, Professor Richard Gregory
Country of Publication:
04 May 2021
Acknowledgements Population Trends of British Birds Using this Book Bird Topography Species Accounts Rarities Further Reading and Resources Index
Peter Holden MBE has written twelve books, including the bestselling RSPB Handbook of British Birds and the acclaimed RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife. He worked for the RSPB for more than forty years. Professor Richard Gregory is Head of Monitoring Conservation Science at the RSPB and holds a professorship at the Centre for Biodiversity and Environmental Research at UCL. He has worked for the RSPB for over twenty years.
Reviews for RSPB Handbook of British Birds: Fifth edition
An indispensable guide to the UK's most familiar birds and the perfect companion to exploring what nature has to offer. * Choice Magazine * It does a job as a field guide but is more than that. It's an easy way to find out more about the birds between its covers - with sections on behaviour, habitat, voice, breeding biology, longevity and movements, population trends and conservation status. -- David Chandler * Bird Watching *