Our newly updated park and garden bird guide features an illustrated bird chart covering the top 50 British birds found in gardens, parks, ponds and rivers.
The bird guide consists of 8 fold-out pages featuring full-colour illustrations, making the identification of birds easy to follow. There’s a further bird identification guide on the reverse side, with a text description of the characteristics of each species, including length, wingspan, and preferred food.
Gardens and parks are wonderful places for bird watching. Making a list of garden birds is a great first step into wildlife identification. Some species are present throughout the year, while others are summer or winter visitors only.
But how to recognise and identify birds in your area?
Of course a few 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? Our bird chart can help!
Designed for speedy bird identification with living birds in the garden, the guide features beautiful colour paintings by Chris Shields. Accompanying text on the reverse side covers body size, food, key identification notes and conservation status.
Bird tables and feeders are a great way to attract more birds to your garden. There’s now a wide range of bird food available. Some birds eat seeds and berries, and will benefit from seed heads left over the winter. Hawthorn, rowan, crab apple, blackberries and windfall fruit provide an autumn feast for thrushes. Birds will also need water for drinking and bathing. So saucers of water and bird baths are useful during winter frosts and hot summers. Nest boxes and roosting perches provide shelter. With a little encouragement and patience, and our British bird guide to hand, you will soon start to recognise the feathered visitors in your garden parks and green spaces.
Our popular bird field guide measure 24.5cmx17.5cm and is extremely lightweight so is the perfect bird identification chart for popping in your bag when heading outside. All wildlife identification guides are laminated, meaning they are showerproof for use outside. and can be wiped clean.
Watch as Luke Hawkins, Youth Council member, takes us bird watching with his guide: