This bright, accessible pocket companion will introduce you to 50 important land and water birds often seen in the UK and similar climates in Europe.

Written by experienced nature writer Dr Meriel Lland and conservationist and filmmaker Roxy Furman, each spread features an illustration of the bird, along with information on when and where you might see it, details of its migration patterns and populations, it's natural environment and how we can help it to survive and thrive.

Whether you live in a city flat or a house in the woods, getting to know the birds on our doorstep will help us to better look after them. Together we can make sure there will always be a dawn chorus!

This is the first in a new series of nature guides, perfect for a new generation of environmental activists and curious nature watchers.

Towns: Swift, Starling, Ring necked parakeet, Pied wagtail, House sparrow, Blackbird, Feral Pigeons
Gardens: Blue Tit, Robin, Song Thrush, Wren, Chaffinch, Sparrowhawk
Parks: Green woodpecker, Magpie, Collared dove, Mute Swan, Great Crested Grebe, Long-tailed Tit
Coast: Herring Gull, Cormorant, Puffin, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Gannet, Common Tern
Woodland: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Tawny Owl, Pheasant, Treecreeper, Jay
Moorland and Mountain: Skylark, Curlew, Golden Eagle, Hen Harrier, Raven, Red Grouse
Farmland: Red kite, Buzzard, Lapwing, Yellowhammer, Kestrel, Barn Owl
Fresh Water: Dipper, Grey heron, Grey wagtail, Kingfisher, Osprey, Mallard

The Bird Book | Fully Illustrated | Paperback