• birds of prey guide
  • Ducks geese and swans guide
  • Garden birds guide
  • Ducks geese swans guide

Autumn Birds bundle

After the quiet of late summer, September and October marks a turning point in the birdwatching year. Garden birds come out of hiding, sea birds and wetland birds are on the move, and soon the first winter migrants will be returning. We’ve chosen 4 FSC fold-out guides featuring over 100 birds for you to spot this autumn and winter.

FSC Birds of prey

From buzzards to harriers and falcons to eagles: the FSC Birds of prey guide features all 15 day-flying raptor species that breed in the UK. Birds of prey can be highly variable and your view of the bird may be fleeting. But by looking at pictures side-by-side you can generally narrow down the choice to two or three species. To help confirm raptor identification, we have included particular features to look out for. For each bird these include size, habitat, range, flight pattern and possible confusion species.

FSC Ducks, geese and swans

The FSC Ducks, geese and swans fold-out guide features all 32 of the wild waterfowl seen in Britain and Ireland. Designed for use outside, this laminated fold-out guide features beautiful colour paintings by leading bird artist Mike Langman. For rapid identification, we have grouped the paintings by dabbling ducks, diving ducks, sawbills, swans and geese. Also included are different forms for males, females and juveniles where appropriate. Various species gather in large groups in the winter, so they are a good group to look out for when there is not much other wildlife! Many are winter visitors. During spring and autumn migration, many species may be seen flying overhead or out at sea.

FSC Top 50 garden birds

Gardens are wonderful places for bird watching. Making a garden birds list is a great first step into wildlife identification. Some species, like Blackbird and Robin, are instantly recognisable. But for others you might need to take a closer look. Is that a Greenfinch or a Siskin at the bird feeder? Can you tell apart a Blue Tit from a Great Tit? How about a Bullfinch from a Chaffinch? The FSC Top 50 garden birds guide can help! Designed for speedy bird identification with living birds in the garden, the guide features beautiful colour paintings by Chris Shields. We have arranged the illustrations by size and colour.

FSC Winter coastal birds

The FSC Winter coastal birds guide features 44 of the birds you can see around the coastlines of Britain and Ireland between September and March. Illustrations show birds in their adult winter plumage. There are separate images for males, females and juveniles where helpful. Accompanying text on the reverse side covers body size, months present, winter activity and key identification characters for each species.