Birds

A Fieldworker’s Guide to the Golden Eagle A Fieldworker’s Guide to the Golden Eagle
by Dave Walker

The Golden Eagle is generally thought to be a well-known and well-documented species. However, much of the available literature is not necessarily in a form that can readily be used in the field. In fact, although much existing information about Golden Eagles has little supporting evidence it is ... more...
A Life of OspreysA Life of Ospreys
by Roy  Dennis

Winner of the Birds Illustrated Conservation/Monographs/Science category Ospreys are one of our best known and best loved birds and the name Roy Dennis is not only synonymous with the successful return of the osprey to Scotland, but is also renowned for his international work with a variety of sp... more...
A Saga of Sea EaglesA Saga of Sea Eagles
by John A. Love

This is a much-needed update on a pioneering reintroduction project and its much-celebrated success. It also provides essential background and a logical and objective summary of its justification and significance in global conservation terms. It is very much a personal account, although fundamentall... more...
Back from the BrinkBack from the Brink
by Malcolm Smith

Back from the Brink is an antidote to a world that seems full of stories of wildlife doom and gloom. Amongst all the loss of habitat and the animals and plants that are in spiralling decline, it’s easy to forget that there are a huge number of positive stories too; animals threatened with exti... more...
Call of the EagleCall of the Eagle
by Dave Walker

This is an account of one man's 30-year involvement with England's rarest bird, the golden eagle. Initially employed by the RSPB as a senior species protection warden at a secret location in Cumbria, the author describes the intricacies of establishing a protection regime by wardens that wou... more...
Days with the Golden EagleDays with the Golden Eagle
by Seton Gordon

A reprint of the classic eagle book from one of the pioneeers of nature writing. Complete with photographs from original collections. Writer and photographer, Seton Gordon, wrote 27 books over a period of several decades and most of these focused on the landscape and wildlife of the Highlands. Of... more...
Flight of the Wild GeeseFlight of the Wild Geese
by Graham Uney

The sight of strings of wild Barnacle geese flying overhead, with a noisy chorus of honking, will be a familiar sight to many. However, following their migration, little is known about the lives of these sociable geese. Flight of the Wild Geese tells the story of the winter wildlife of the Solway Fi... more...
Growing Barn Owls in my GardenGrowing Barn Owls in my Garden
by Paul Hackney

The barn owl is a ‘flagship’ species, at the top of the food chain, and its presence or absence is a good indicator of the health of the countryside. This is the enjoyable and informative story of the author’s success in restoring this beautiful bird to areas of the country where i... more...
Kestrels for CompanyKestrels for Company
by Gordon Riddle

An appealing book that rightfully raises the profile of the kestrel. It provides an extensive picture of this delightful falcon, including its lifestyle and the factors that affect its breeding success and survival. This is based upon almost 40 years’ monitoring of the kestrel in south-west Sc... more...
Life with BirdsLife with Birds
A Story of Mutual Exploitation
by Malcolm Smith

Life with Birds uncovers the fascinating story of our interdependence with birds. The author weaves an amazing web of inter-relationships, from the Parsi funeral in Mumbai where birds of prey eat the dead; to collecting eider down from nests in Iceland and standing on the once body-strewn battlefiel... more...
Shorebirds in ActionShorebirds in Action
An Introduction to Waders and their Behaviour
by Richard Chandler

Shorebirds, or waders, are a large group of small to medium-sized birds that occur worldwide, in a wide range of predominantly coastal or wetland habitats. Some species are largely sedentary whilst others are amongst the world’s most migratory bird species, travelling thousands of kilometres i... more...
The Hen HarrierThe Hen Harrier
In the Shadow of Slemish
by Don Scott

The hen harrier is one of the iconic species of the bird world and its history is a mix of controversy, persecution, and recent patchy recovery. This book, a dedicated study of the bird in N. Ireland for over two decades, provides a detailed account of the life, habits and prospects for the bird. Th... more...
The Life of BuzzardsThe Life of Buzzards
by Dr. Peter Dare

This is a much-needed and authoritative account of Common Buzzards gained from extensive studies by the author over 60 years and also from enthusiasts in this country and across northern Europe. The accounts describe the life history and ecology of Buzzards mainly inhabiting the British uplands w... more...

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