by Andrew Cleave
photography Paul Sterry
An easy to use identification guide to common species.
This book featues 280 species that the amateur naturalist might expect to see in the field or garden, this user-friendly introduction covers geography, climate, habits, taxonomy and nomenclature, bird topography, and the best places to watch birds, in a way that doesn't assume prior knowledge of the subject. It includes a list of useful addresses and contacts.