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Books
Collins Bird Guide
There are many other ways in which the guide helps the birder get a good ID. Birds are often posed “typically”. That is to say instead of all just being in profile many are shown in situ with typical habitat around them…
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published:14th Dec 2000

Binoculars
Viking Optics RSPB Binoculars
These days one expects any optical equipment to show a high quality of performance and Viking’s RSPB range do not disappoint…
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published:14th Dec 2000

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
Getting Ready for your Holiday the Birdguides Way
This might, of course, involve cancelling the newspapers and finding a cattery for Tibbles or hitting the high street for some sandals and the beauty shop to wax your bikini line; but, if you’re a birder it amounts to research and planning…
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published:14th Dec 2000

DVD
DVD review
I’m in love! I’ve just spent the whole morning using the British Birds DVD from “Birdguides” when I should have been working! It is, in a word, excellent…
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published:14th Dec 2000

Books
Essential Reading - Cohen & Spottiswoode
Why do I torture myself like this? Every time I look at a field guide or a “where to watch…” type of guide, I immediately want to book a flight to whichever birding hot spot is being described, or to wherever the birds illustrated reside.....
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published:11th Jan 2001

Books
Snapshots from a different angle
Kaufman's new field guide is a remarkable tour de force... says John Cantelo. On the other hand, no matter how good the photograph, and no matter how hard an author such as Kaufman tries to get things correct, the printing process can result in severe colour distortions… says Jim Barton. Two birders from either side of the Atlantic review Kaufman’s new photo based field guide “Birds of North America”.
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published:13th Feb 2001

Books
Birds of the Czech Republic
While in no way wishing to detract from the ornithological importance of Josef Kren's book, the poor organisation and presentation of the material, and to my mind several obvious omissions, cannot be allowed to pass without comment. The publishers, Christopher Helm are far from blameless in this respect.
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published:17th Feb 2001

DVD
Video - Gosney in Texas
Video guides are a compromise between soulless video checklists and moving birding holiday diaries; a compromise that, in this case, works very well indeed. There is enough in there for the twitcher who needs help with their ID skills as well as for the armchair birder who just wants to get a flavour of Texas as a birding destination.
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published:11th Mar 2001

DVD
Birds of Bolivia CD-ROM
Bird Songs International BV
version 2.0 (published 2000)

Bird Songs International sent me this CD-ROM to review and it has, I have to say, not been a chore but a real pleasure. My first hand experience of the South American avifauna is very limited – just a few weeks in Trinidad – but I am familiar enough to know how splendid is the variety, how stunning are the colours and how sharp the calls. This product certainly does all those illustrated justice.
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published:3rd May 2001

DVD
Birds of Australia
Birds of Australia - Version 5 from Natural Learning Pty of NSW Australia supplied for review (and available from) The Birding Shop http://www.thebirdingshop.com/
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published:6th Jun 2001

DVD
New Zealand`s Birds
A review of two videos: New Zealand`s Landbirds (45 mins) and new Zealand`s Seabirds (50 mins) produced by GEO Wildlife Documentaries - GEO Productions Pty Ltd PO Box 1390, Chatswood, Sydney NSW 2057 Australia. Supplied by The Birding Shop
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published:7th Jun 2001

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
SealSkinz Breathable Socks & Gloves
SealSkinz manufacture some waterproof, breathable socks and gloves which I have been \"field testing\" throughout the winter and can report that they certainly work well...
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published:8th Jun 2001

Books
Crows and Jays by Steve Madge and Hilary Burn
Guest Reviewer, Oscar Carmona of Texas reviews Crows & Jays from the Helm Guide Series.
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published:19th Jul 2001

Books
Where to Watch Birds in Uganda
by Jonathan Rossouw & Marco Dacchi - their guide gets my top rating - a model for other guides!
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published:26th Jul 2001

DVD
Songs & Sounds of the Canadian Rockies
– an evocative CD – fatbirder recommended…
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published:31st Jul 2001

DVD
Cockatoos of Australia
A video from GEO Wildlife Documentaries...
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published:2nd Aug 2001

Books
The Birds of Ecuador – A Field Guide
– A tour de force…
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published:9th Aug 2001

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
For the Birds - Fiddle Tunes…
…Nashville goes birding…
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published:11th Aug 2001

Books
Birders – Tales of a Tribe by Mark Cocker
First and foremost let me say that this is a thoroughly good read – go out and buy it – its funny, irreverent, controversial and lyrical, a well written thesis flawed only in as much as it deigns to differ from my own views...
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published:27th Aug 2001

DVD
Bird Songs of Southeastern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico
Guest reviewer - Oscar Carmona
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published:28th Aug 2001

Books
The Birdwatcher’s Handbook by Jonathan Elphick
The Birdwatcher’s Handbook is a super pocket book which, if I was a novice birder would be the book I would have in my pocket at all times.
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published:12th Sep 2001

Books
Finding Birds in Britain by Lee G R Evans
Q: How is Finding Birds in Britain different from the numerous “Where to Watch…” guides?
A: Its written by Britain’s most famous “twitcher” and, rather than organised by sites it is ordered by species.
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published:12th Sep 2001

DVD
Bird News - Magazine
For The More Serious Birder” says the tag line bit I can’t quite see the niche that this magazine is aiming to fill…
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published:17th Sep 2001

Books
The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
I recommend (and congratulate) messers Robertson, Heather and Onley effort – it is a step up from what went before…
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published:21st Sep 2001

DVD
Gosney in Canada
– another Birdguides Video to savour…
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published:21st Sep 2001

DVD
Puerto Rico`s Birds in Photographs by Mark W. Oberle
This package should come with a large instruction printed across the packaging – LOOK AT THE CD FIRST!
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published:22nd Sep 2001

Books
Tuttle’s Southeast Asia Bird Guides by Morten Strange
Both these volumes are well constructed and have decent introductory text… …as are the individual texts and maps... …Morten Strange does it well and also deserves congratulation for his photographs...
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published:22nd Sep 2001

Books
Tuttle’s Southeast Asia Bird Guides by Morten Strange
Both these volumes are well constructed and have decent introductory text… …as are the individual texts and maps... …Morten Strange does it well and also deserves congratulation for his photographs...
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published:29th Sep 2001

Books
Raptors of the World
As the publicity handout says “At long last! The definitive landmark volume, Raptors of the World has arrived!”
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published:2nd Oct 2001

Books
Puerto Rico\'s Birds in Photographs Mark W. Oberle.
If I ever visit Puerto Rico I know exactly how I would prepare – hours studying the CD/ROM would be hours of absolute pleasure…
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published:30th Sep 2001

DVD
Gulls
Gulls from Bird Images… its brilliant…
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published:7th Oct 2001

DVD
Birdwatching in Goa
Birdwatching in Goa is a really excellent video and I greatly enjoyed it – it certainly brought back lots of happy memories of birding there…
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published:7th Oct 2001

Books
Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa
The illustrations in this guide are of a very high standard and show the detail needed for field identification whilst remaining of an artistic quality that makes the book an attractive object as well as a useful one…
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published:9th Oct 2001

Books
Where to Watch Birds Devon and Cornwall...
How do you review a regional guide?
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published:20th Oct 2001

Books
Birds of Madagascar
Birds of Madagascar – A Photographic Guide by Pete Morris and Frank Hawkins from Pica Press is mouth-watering…
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published:3rd Nov 2001

Books
Cuckoos, Cowbirds and other cheats
fascinating… remarkable…
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published:12th Nov 2001

Books
Complete Guide to Birdlife of Britain and Europe
The all-new edition of this classic guide by Hayman & Hume
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published:14th Nov 2001

Books
The Complete Guide to the Birdlife of Britain & Europe
…relish those gorgeous illustrations and explore the numerous questions raised by the accompanying text
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published:18th Nov 2001

DVD
Fluttering by without feathers…
If people who watch birds are birders, what are people called who watch bugs?
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published:20th Nov 2001

Books
Sunbirds and Wrens – two more must have Helm guides
Two new Helm guides were published in November 2001 - Sunbirds and Wrens. They are reviewed together below.
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published:6th Dec 2001

Books
Where to Watch Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight…
How do you review a regional guide I asked once before?
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published:22nd Dec 2001

Books
Kent Bird Report (No 48)
New Improved Look – but just as good as always…
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published:22nd Dec 2001

Books
Birds of Australia`s Top End
...its brilliant! 100% a birders book...
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published:24th Dec 2001

Books
European Breeding Bird Atlas
A major new source of information beautifully presented…
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published:28th Dec 2001

Books
Birds of Seychelles
...another high-standard guide… following the now classic Helm layout
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published:28th Dec 2001

Books
A Birdwatching Guide to Crete
This is a super little guide... ...that will be a must for anyone visiting Crete
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published:7th Jan 2002

Books
Birdwatching Guide to Oman
It will undoubtedly boost interest in Oman as a serious destination for the rapidly growing industry of bird tourism
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published:9th Jan 2002

Books
Extinct Birds by Errol Fuller
The lessons of extinctions are numerous and salutary
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published:15th Jan 2002

Books
Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behaviour
If you cannot afford to buy this book borrow it and read the first 120 pages wherever in the world you live…
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published:3rd Feb 2002

Books
Where to Watch Birds – Central America & the Caribbean
…the incidental information is excellent and I have no hesitation in recommending it…
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published:5th Feb 2002

Books
The Gambia…
…an absolute must for anyone going it alone…
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published:7th Feb 2002

Books
Toucans, Barbets & Honeyguides
...the most sumptuous of colour portraits...
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published:7th Feb 2002

DVD
Birds Of North America Video
…whether you are a North American wanting help with her backyard birds, a potential visitor to that continent or a European birder hoping that the gales blow something your way, this video will be a much visited asset – buy it!
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published:8th Feb 2002

Books
Rare & Elusive Birds of North America
…unique and hauntingly beautiful prose style and brilliant photographic skills…
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published:8th Feb 2002

Books
Birding Across North America…
…impressions by a top birder and all round good egg who writes well…
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published:9th Feb 2002

Books
Bird Migration
...I am still at a loss to understand...
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published:10th Feb 2002

Books
Birds of Western Africa
This is a large and comprehensive book...
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published:26th Feb 2002

DVD
Birds of the Macaronesian Islands
Part One: the Canary Islands & Madeira from Cursorius Photo & Video Library
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published:27th Feb 2002

Books
Norfolk: A Birdwatcher`s Site Guide
My score is 9 out of 10; could do slightly better next edition guys but well done so far...
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published:1st Mar 2002

Books
Pheasants, Partridges & Grouse...
Hlem Guide by Steve Madge & Phil McGowan
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published:24th Mar 2002

Books
Guía de las Aves de España
364 core species found in Iberia and the Canaries... reviewed by Guest reviewer John Cantelo
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published:7th Apr 2002

DVD
Birdwatching in Alaska
part travelogue, part ID guide, part Where to Watch Guide and part documentary…
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published:21st Apr 2002

Books
Handbook of Birds of the World Volume 7 - Jacamars to Woodpeckers
How can any reviewer say anything fresh about this monumental work asks regular guest reviewer John Cantelo
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published:27th Apr 2002

Books
The New Birdwatcher`s Pocket Guide to Britain & Europe
Despite its small size it covers, in detail, all the species you`re likely to find in Britain and Europe - says regular guest reviewer John Cantelo
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published:27th Apr 2002

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
Big Cover Up for Sibley…
Fieldfare Field Guide Covers were designed by a birder to make field guides easy to carry…
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published:28th Apr 2002

DVD
Birdwatching in Mallorca
...the filming is as good as ever; Paul Doherty is simply excellent...
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published:5th May 2002

Books
Birds of Britain & Europe – Photographic Field Guide
I love good bird photographs and David and Eric Hoskins are terrific bird photographers...
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published:8th May 2002

Books
RSPB Handbook of British Birds – Peter Holden & Tim Cleeves
In this instance less is definitely more...
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published:26th May 2002

Books
Where to Watch Birds: Thames Valley & the Chilterns
One real improvement over previous editions are the maps
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published:30th May 2002

Books
Ratites and Tinamous
…the group of flightless birds that includes ostriches, emus, cassowaries and kiwis – the ratites, and their relatives, the tinamous…
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published:30th May 2002

Books
A Birder’s Guide to Metropolitan Areas of North America
…my first reaction on seeing the book was what an excellent book.
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published:31st May 2002

Books
Bolt from the Blue – Wild Peregrines on the Hunt - By Dick Dekker
… Dick Dekker has at least three cheers from me…
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published:15th Jun 2002

Books
Estrildid Finches
The vast majority of birders will find this much easier going than a more learned tome.
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published:13th Jul 2002

Binoculars
Opticron dba 10x42 Roof-prism Waterproof Binoculars
My initial interest in this product was purely because of the name. As founder of the dba (disabled birders association) I sought some sponsorship from the company with one dba sponsoring another (they were happy to help)...
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published:13th Jul 2002

Binoculars
Opticron dba Binoculars
Opticron dba 10x42 Roof-prism Waterproof Binoculars - if there is any justice should be added to that shortlist of names that trip from the tongue when one is discussing quality birding binoculars
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published:15th Jul 2002

Books
Hampshire Bird Report 2000
Residents and visiting birders could hardly spend £8 better than in supporting the HOS and buying this report...
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published:18th Jul 2002

Books
Birding Australia
... is simply a must buy book which I cannot recommend too highly...
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published:18th Jul 2002

DVD
Bird Songs of the Great Lakes
...enjoy the disc, Mr Neville`s fluid commentary and find it an invaluable tool for bird ID around the Great lakes...
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published:22nd Jul 2002

DVD
Natural Sounds of Ontario
...They will soar like eagles, they will run and not grow weary...
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published:23rd Jul 2002

DVD
Birds of South Korea
I insist that you buy it today!
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published:1st Aug 2002

Books
Where to Watch Birds: East Anglia
These days there are plenty of things to tempt the dosh out of the birder`s pocket...
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published:1st Aug 2002

Books
Best Birdwatching Sites in Norfolk
Pre-publication deal until end of Sept £13.50!! Do I recommend this book? You betcha!
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published:23rd Aug 2002

Books
The National Parks & other wild places of Britain & Ireland
For sheer variety of Landscapes within such a small area, the British Isles has no equal...
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published:9th Sep 2002

Binoculars
A Quest for Weight-Comfortable Optics and Supports
This article explains one man`s efforts to ease his discomfort whilst retaining the best in equipment...
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published:2nd Sep 2002

Books
Bill Oddie`s Introduction to Birdwatching
In truth I know of no other book aimed at this audience that comes close to getting it right and Bill gets it on the nose and in spades.
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published:7th Sep 2002

Books
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa (3rd Edition)
by Guest Reviewer South African Birder Etienne Marais...
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published:11th Sep 2002

Books
Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand
I heartily recommend this volume and urge the publisher to bring out further guides...
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published:3rd Oct 2002

DVD
The Flying Colours of Tobago
Bird-watching with Peter Cox of Tobago island Tours
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published:6th Oct 2002

Books
New Holland Photographic Guides
I deliberately looked at several guides and did not confine my review to my favourite order of animals...
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published:14th Oct 2002

Binoculars
Simply the best!
Swarovski`s New EL Binoculars
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published:20th Oct 2002

Books
Easy Birdwatching Again
...A guide to 59 sites in Suffolk suitable for the less mobile...
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published:23rd Oct 2002

Books
The Atlantic Gannet
I think Mr Nelson is among the great interpreters of data – translated for ordinary birders to share...
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published:27th Oct 2002

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
Nature Resounds – In the Land of Lakes
...there is something uniquely fine about these recordings...
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published:10th Nov 2002

Books
Globetrotter Travel Guides
If I get to go I`ll take them with me as handy (and light weight) references…
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published:12th Nov 2002

DVD
Birdwatching in Scotland Video
Bird Images best offering yet...
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published:16th Nov 2002

Books
Birds and Light – the Art of Lars Jonsson
This stunning volume will appeal to everyone…
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published:16th Nov 2002

DVD
Who Cooks for Poor Sam Peabody - Audio CD
Bird Song Ear Training Guide by John Feith...
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published:4th Dec 2002

Books
Birdwatchers Yearbook
Pre-publication offer!!
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published:4th Dec 2002

Books
Wild Birds - Field Notes of a Wildlife Psychologist
I am at a loss to make head or tail of these feathered follies...
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published:9th Dec 2002

Books
Stonechats – A Guide to the Genus Saxicola
...clear clean images enhanced with background landscape that is evocative and informative...
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published:16th Dec 2002

Books
Birds of Venezuela
Hilty has a reputation second to none and that will be further enhanced now...
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published:16th Dec 2002

Books
Field Book of Wild Birds and Their Music
A description of the character and music of birds, intended to assist in the identification of species common in the Eastern United States, by F. Schuyler Mathews
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published:29th Dec 2002

DVD
Bird Sounds of Goa & South India Audio CD
A brief review...
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published:23rd Jan 2003

Books
Where to Watch Birds: Scotland…
How do you review a regional guide I have asked many times before?
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published:24th Jan 2003

Books
Helm Photographic Guides
I am going to the sub-continent shortly and will try it in the field!
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published:20th Feb 2003

Books
BOU Checklists
A wealth of information from the most informed source in the world…
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published:26th Feb 2003

Books
BOU Checklists 2
A wealth of information from the most informed source in the world…
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published:7th May 2003

Books
Grebes of the World
…it is, in a word, definitive
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published:7th May 2003

DVD
Calls of Eastern Vagrants
Even tone-deaf dullards like me cannot fail to be impressed by the clarity of the recordings…
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published:16th May 2003

Books
Birdwatcher`s Pocket Field Guide
…a pity that the publishers seem to have spent more time in the design studio than in the field.
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published:17th May 2003

Books
Tracks & Signs
…treasurer it as a reference for looking up those traces one stumbles across in the field…
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published:19th May 2003

Books
Flight Identification of European Seabirds
Brilliant! I have been waiting half my birding life for this book…
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published:21st May 2003

Books
Pipits & Wagtails
doh! It doesn`t cover the whole world you dummy!
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published:21st May 2003

Books
The Birds of Suffolk
...county level excellence and an enduring record wrapped in style...
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published:21st May 2003

Books
The Sibley Guides
Slimmed down, more tightly edited and designed, they stand head and shoulders above all of their rivals... says guest reviewer John Cantelo
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published:23rd Jun 2003

Books
A Concise History of Ornithology
I recommend it for your bedside table...
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published:10th Jul 2003

Books
Days with the Golden Eagle
by Seton Gordon
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published:15th Jul 2003

DVD
Birds of the World Interactive CD-ROM
…this is an astonishing piece of work… says guest reviewer Andy Senior
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published:22nd Jul 2003

Books
The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World
3rd edition 2003
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published:2nd Aug 2003

Books
The Bald Eagle of Alaska, BC & Washington
A brief review for a slim volume…
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published:5th Aug 2003

Books
Behaviour of European & North American Birds
a reference that will be an invaluable addition to any serious birders collection...
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published:10th Aug 2003

DVD
Birding Tobago
Jacamars, Jacobins & Johnny Jump-up...
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published:27th Aug 2003

DVD
Atmosphere Recordings
...musak it aint!
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published:4th Sep 2003

DVD
Birding Extremadura
...Azure Wings in the dogs bowl
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published:7th Sep 2003

DVD
British Bird Song
DVD Filmed & Narrated by Paul Doherty
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published:9th Sep 2003

Books
Best Birdwatching sites in Sussex
by Adrian Thomas & Peter Francis
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published:9th Sep 2003

Books
New Encyclopaedia of Birds
...every page has a mouth-watering bird portrait, making this a book that you can dip into for eye candy...
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published:18th Sep 2003

Binoculars
Brunton Epoch 10.5 x 43
… Overall they are an extremely good pair of binoculars…
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published:21st Sep 2003

Books
Southern African Wildlife
A Visitors guide by Mike Unwin...
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published:17th Oct 2003

Books
The Birds of the West Indies
By Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando Garrido, Allan Keith & Janis Raffaele Helm Field Guides Sept 2003...
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published:18th Oct 2003

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
CJ WildBird Foods – Handbook of garden Feeding 2003-2004

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published:31st Oct 2003

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0
New software product launched today...
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published:2nd Nov 2003

Books
Isles of Scilly Bird & Natural History Review 2002
...many a fine artist has contributed their line drawings and field sketches to enhance the look of the book...
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published:6th Nov 2003

Books
Birds of Northern India
by Richard Grimmett and Tim Inskipp
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published:3rd Dec 2003

Books
Birds of Chile
…my first choice were I to get to go to Chile
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published:5th Dec 2003

Books
Where to Watch Birds Kent, Surrey and Sussex
…I am frankly delighted that access is dealt with in such detail
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published:5th Dec 2003

Books
Whose Bird?
Now available in US & Canada!
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published:12th Mar 2004

Books
The Birds of the Isles of Scilly
...a very well written, detailed and informative book
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published:28th Jan 2004

Books
The BTO Nestbox Guide
Simply Brilliant!
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published:29th Jan 2004

Books
The Bird Man – The Extraordinary Story of John Gould
highly recommend...
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published:29th Jan 2004

Books
Birds of Belize
...visitors to Belize and the growing body of home-grown Belize birders will welcome this first comprehensive guide...
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published:13th Feb 2004

Books
Where to Watch Birds in Somerset. Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
...a well written and attractive guide...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:19th Feb 2004

Books
Birds of Africa – Vol VII
this is a definitive work
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:12th Mar 2004

Books
The Bowerbirds
...a definitive work that is unlikely ever to be surpassed...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:28th Apr 2004

Books
The secret Lives of Garden Birds
by Dominic Couzens, illustrated by Peter Partin
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Apr 2004

Books
Weather and Bird Behaviour
This is a revision of a long-established book
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Apr 2004

Books
Seabirds – a natural history
as in-depth a review as you could wish
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd May 2004

Books
The Skylark
...a wonderful homage to this sadly declining bird...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:26th May 2004

DVD
John Young Wildlife Films
Kingdom of the Jabiru and Kingfishers
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:30th May 2004

Books
Field Guide to the Birds of Australia [7th Edition] by Simpson & Day
Simpson & Day is my guide of choice
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:31st May 2004

Books
The Birds of Shetland
...one of the most interesting pieces I have ever read...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:11th Jul 2004

Books
Travellers Nature Guides: Spain
The thing that really shines out in this volume is that the two authors clearly not only know their stuff, but also know the sites...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:12th Jul 2004

Books
Seabird Populations of Britain and Ireland
...a must for all true seabird enthusiasts...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:15th Jul 2004

Books
Going Wild
...I will recommend this book to all...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:22nd Jul 2004

DVD
Common & Garden Birds
…this is a great leap forward in visual ID guides…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:27th Jul 2004

DVD
DVD Guide to The Birds of Britain & Europe
these DVDs are a must buy even if you have to purchase a cheap DVD player to view them
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:10th Aug 2004

Books
Drawing Birds
by John Busby
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:24th Aug 2004

Books
Bird Brain of Britain
By Charles Gallimore & Tim Appleton, Illustrated by John Cox
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:30th Aug 2004

Books
Woodpeckers of Europe
Gerard Gorman entertains and informs...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:2nd Sep 2004

Books
Albatrosses and Petrels across the World
… an invaluable resource and a virtually inexhaustible treasure chest of information…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:3rd Sep 2004

DVD
Mallee Bird Calls
South-eastern Australia bird songs & calls…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:3rd Sep 2004

Books
Audubon`s Elephant
I enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who is interested in Audubon`s life...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:13th Sep 2004

Books
Where to Watch Birds: Northeast England
…to get better acquainted with the area and this book would be an invaluable companion
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:6th Oct 2004

Books
The Birds of Dorset
…a must for all Dorset birders…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:6th Oct 2004

Books
A Bird in the Bush
I can give it no higher accolade than to say – I thoroughly enjoyed it
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:8th Oct 2004

Books
Kingdom Pocket Guide to African Mammals
...it`s excellent!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Nov 2004

DVD
Two new DVDs from John Young Wildlife Enterprises
Owls and John Young and the Search for the Red Goshawk
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:5th Dec 2004

DVD
DVD-ROM Guide to British Birds v8
...it really is great value for money.
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:5th Dec 2004

DVD
BWPi
...easy to use ...intuitive to use ...as quick as can be
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:6th Dec 2004

DVD
Birds, Birds, Birds! DVD
Birdsong Ear Training Guide...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Dec 2004

Books
Gulls of Europe Asia and North America
undoubtedly the definitive in-depth guide on gulls so far
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Dec 2004

Books
Birds of Western Africa [Paperback]
...this is a bit of a dog`s breakfast
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Dec 2004

DVD
Birds, Birds, Birds! DVD [Revisited]
Birdsong Ear Training Guide
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Mar 2005

Books
test
test
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:26th Apr 2005

Books
test
test
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:26th Apr 2005

Pick a section
The Ultimate Birdfeeder Handbook

click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd Jun 2005

Books
The Ultimate Birdfeeder Handbook
...a timely addition to a growing resource
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd Jun 2005

Books
Raptors and Owls of Georgia
…plenty of information and good illustrations
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd Jun 2005

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
What`s eating my Niger Seed?
The second part of the Fatbirder feed test…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd Jun 2005

Books
Where the Birds are in Northeast Spain
by Steve West
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd Jun 2005

Books
Birds in England
...a beautifully produced book...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:18th Jul 2005

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
The Mule
...Tripod Carrier...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:22nd Jul 2005

Books
Bird Identification & Fieldcraft
deserves such scrutiny
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:25th Jul 2005

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
Proper Feeders Required
...third in my bird food field trials series...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:03rd Aug 2005

Books
The Good Bird Guide
I can see avid listers buying the book…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:07th Aug 2005

Books
Birds of Southern India
… a fieldguide which one could have with you on a trek as easily as in the suitcase…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:16th Aug 2005

Books
Bird Migration
… enviable simplicity and a feather light touch…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:16th Aug 2005

Books
How To Be A [Bad] Birdwatcher
…so engaging that half an hour was just seconds long
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd Aug 2005

Books
Vultures of Georgia & the Caucasus
...aimed at the home market...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:27th Aug 2005

Books
Field Guide to Australian Birds
...my favourite guide to Australia...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:02nd Sep 2005

Books
Everything you always wanted to know about Birds …but were afraid to ask
… No doubt he will have enjoyed finding out as much as I enjoyed the fruits of his endeavour…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
Field Guide to Australian Birds
...really is excellent...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:13th Sep 2005

Books
Birdwatching Guide to Georgia
...an attractively presented book ...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:13th Sep 2005

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
Feeder Trials – Report number 4
Not so much a charm, more an invasion…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:14th Sep 2005

Audio CD
The Bird Song of Kenya & Tanzania
CD
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:17th Sep 2005

Books
Best Birdwatching sites in the Scottish Highlands
I cannot think of any way to improve upon this formula...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:24th Sep 2005

Books
Birds Britannica
...a unique work of huge importance...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:01st Oct 2005

Books
The Big Twitch
...his triumphs and disasters are all worth hearing...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:03rd Oct 2005

Books
Two OUP Guides
Sri Lanka and Philippines
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:05th Oct 2005

Books
Birds New to Britain 1980-2004
…finding a first for Britain is the equivalent of winning a gold medal…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:11th Oct 2005

Books
A Birdwatcher's Guide to Italy
I unhesitatingly recommend it!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:13th Oct 2005

Books
Brief Review - The Gyrfalcon
…enough in there to cater for nearly all tastes…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

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Orchards
…the sheer beauty of this book will appeal to everyone
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Software
Wildlife Recorder
In two days this product has converted me from a technophobic longhand recorder to an enthusiastic advocate...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd Oct 2005

Software
Collins Bird eGuide for Pocket PC + HP iPAQ Pocket PC
I can already give both the thumbs up
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd Oct 2005

Books
Birds of Kuwait
both beautiful and flawed…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
Brief Review - Birds of the State of Kuwait
… essential for any birding visitor
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:03rd Nov 2005

Books
A Guide to the Birds of Mexico & Northern Central America
…indispensable …
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:21st Nov 2005

Books
The Bedside Book of Birds
Brief review...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:25th Nov 2005

Books
Important Bird Areas in India – Priority sites for conservation
extraordinary scope!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:02nd Dec 2005

Books
The Bird Atlas of Uganda
...a brave attempt to catalogue the distribution of birds of Uganda
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:02nd Dec 2005

DVD
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
the film is worth watching in many ways...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:02nd Jan 2006

CD-ROM
RSPB Birds of Britain & Ireland – Interactive PC and PDA
a great place to start for the novice
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
Hawks from Every Angle
Brief review
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:05th Jan 2006

Books
The OUP Bird Families of the World series…
a tremendous amount of library research has gone into these books...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:05th Jan 2006

Books
A Fieldguide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java & Bali
...adequate in the field and a very useful reference on the shelf...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

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Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands
…it does what it sets out to do; no more and no less...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:22nd Jan 2006

Books
Dodo
As sad as the subject matter may be this is a delightfully well written
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:31st Jan 2006

Binoculars
Equinox HP 8x42 Audubon Binoculars.
...great value for money
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:02nd Feb 2006

DVD
Ten Days to Paint the Forest
… I was left uplifted, informed, and imbued with the desire to conserve…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:05th Feb 2006

Books
Pelicans, Cormorants and their Relatives
…part of the ornithological landscape for the next generation…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:05th Feb 2006

Books
Waders of Europe, Asia & North America
…it will soon grace shelves across three continents…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:14th Feb 2006

Audio CD
MP3 Birds of Brazil
One can only be in awe of such a monumental task so expertly realised
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:03rd Mar 2006

Books
Birds, Mammals & Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands - Brief Review
good photos, good maps, and sufficient text make it a very useful guide to slip in your pocket...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Pick a section
Naturalised Birds - Brief Review
I am sure to visit it again and again...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
Parrots of the World – An Identification Guide
I admit to a personal preference to the illustrations…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:15th Mar 2006

Books
Birds of Brazil – An Artistic View
This is a sumptuous book!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:15th Mar 2006

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
The invasion grows…
Feeder Trials – Report number 5
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd Mar 2006

Books
Cooking for Birds
Brief Review
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:04th Apr 2006

Books
Birds of Fraser’s Hill & Birds of Taman Negara
…invaluable to anyone contemplating a trip to Malaysia…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:04th Apr 2006

Books
The Birds of Islay
A Celebration in Photographs
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:25th Apr 2006

Books
Birding Sites of Nova Scotia
Mr Maybank will deserve the thanks of the next generation of Nova Scotia’s birders and visitors...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:08th May 2006

Binoculars
Steiner 8.5x26 Wildlife pro Binoculars
…a very light durable product which is optically good…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:16th May 2006

Books
Land Marks & Sea Wings
...people who pick up this book would want to own it...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:28th May 2006

Books
To See Every Bird on Earth
...could rank along with Goss’s ‘Father & Son’ about how we admire and respect our fathers...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:28th May 2006

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
That black cat must be deaf!
More feed trials….
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:09th Jun 2006

Books
Where to Watch Birds in Spain
…not only a useful book, but an attractive one too – says Guest Reviewer John Cantelo
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:17th Jun 2006

Books
Club George: the Diary of a Central Park Bird-watcher
Would I recommend the book? You betcha!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:22nd Jun 2006

Books
The Birds of the State of Kuwait
I posted a very very brief review of this book a while ago and was recently asked to take a longer look...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:28th Jun 2006

Books
All the Birds of Brazil
...as portable as one could get away with whilst still being comprehensive
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:12th Jul 2006

Books
Brief Review Summer Birding on the Central Algarve
a must for anyone taking a trip to the Algarve
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd Aug 2006

Books
Tanagers, Cardinals and Finches of the United States & Canada
...one can only assume that the parochial nature of this book’s focus is its main selling point...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd Aug 2006

Audio CD
Birdguides – iDentify – European Birds
...its terrific. Good clear sound recordings, sensibly indexed
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd Aug 2006

DVD
Birding Central Panama
… go get this DVD...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:02nd Sep 2006

Books
Where to Watch Birds in Donana
...it would be a very unwise birder who visited the fabulous Coto Donana without this...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:06th Sep 2006

DVD
British Birds of Prey
particularly helpful ID tips
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:15th Sep 2006

DVD
Essence of Evros
...another excellent birding DVD...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:17th Sep 2006

Books
The Nature Guide to the Coto Donana and surrounding coastal lowlands
…this book is concerned with a broader picture of the wildlife and ecosystems of the Coto
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Sep 2006

Books
Birding in Eastern Europe
...the layout and production are excellent...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:16th Nov 2006

Books
Birds of the World
Recommended English Names
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:30th Nov 2006

Books
Birds of the Atlantic Islands
by Tony Clarke Illustrated by Chris Orgill & Tony Disley
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:07th Dec 2006

Books
Birds of the Dominican Republic & Haiti
By Eladio Fernandez et al
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:07th Dec 2006

Books
Meinertzhagen Mystery
Guest Reviewer – Michael Watkins
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:05th Jan 2007

CD-ROM
Discovering the Birds of Trinidad & Tobago
CD ROM from Outdoor Business Group
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:05th Jan 2007

DVD
Birding Trinidad
Malcolm Rymer's DVD
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:05th Jan 2007

Books
Feathers
Brief Review
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:19th Jan 2007

Books
Where to Watch Birds – World Cities
...I was left wondering just who the book is aimed at...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:22nd Jan 2007

Books
A Tiger in the Sand
pleasant and worth dipping into...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:22nd Jan 2007

Books
Where to Watch Birds – East Midlands
…another opportunity missed
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:21st Feb 2007

Software
BirdLexi
… recommended for bird listers
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
The Birdwatcher’s Companion
...an invaluable addition to one’s library...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:04th Mar 2007

Books
RSPB Handbook of British Birds
if you have a youngster showing a spark of interest… …then buy them this book
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:13th Mar 2007

Books
Birds of Northern South America
...a true tour-de-force...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:13th Mar 2007

Books
Albatrosses, Petrels & Shearwaters of the World

click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Apr 2007

Books
A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peru
If I get to go to Peru I will take it with me…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Apr 2007

Books
Atlas of Bird Migration
Both fatbirder thumbs are raised high
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Apr 2007

Books
Out of the Woods – A Bird Watcher’s Year
poetry and nature musings are about the interaction between writer and reader – so try it for yourseves…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:11th May 2007

Books
Flight Identification of European Seabirds
Re-print revisited...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:12th May 2007

Books
Ivorybill Hunters – The Search for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness
Have they found a remnant population of the ‘Lord God Bird’ of the soggy bottomlands?
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:15th May 2007

DVD
Birds of Venezuela
I would spend many hours with this DVD-ROM if I going on a trip to Venezuela
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:18th May 2007

Books
The Birds of Kazakhstan
… a book to grace the shelves and please the eye as well as inform the inner birder.
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:13th Jun 2007

Books
Where to Watch Mammals
Brief review...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
Kent: A Birdwatcher’s Site Guide
Nearly Brilliant
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:13th Jun 2007

Books
Guide to Butterflies of Britain & Northern Ireland
I'm impressed
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:13th Jun 2007

Books
Philip’s Guide to Birds of Britain & Europe
spot on to slip in the backpack or keep by the window
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:04th Jul 2007

Books
Amazing Birds
A Treasury of Facts and Trivia
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:04th Jul 2007

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
Window Alert
...a damn good idea!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Jul 2007

Pick a section
Birds of the Gambia and Senegal
...all in all its not a bad effort
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:03rd Aug 2007

DVD
Birds of the Gambia and Senegal
...all in all its not a bad effort
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:06th Aug 2007

Audio CD
The Bird Songs of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East
…a comprehensive set of such clear and detailed songs and calls
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:06th Aug 2007

Books
Birder’s Pocket Logbook
…a really, really good idea!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:10th Aug 2007

Books
The Clements Checklist of the Birds of the World
…the definitive checklist?
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:11th Aug 2007

Audio CD
BirdVoice
As an educational aid for bird song it is unparalleled…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd Aug 2007

DVD
A Photographer’s Guide to Birding in South & Central Florida
…a great introduction to Florida’s birds and birding places…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:24th Aug 2007

Pick a section
Birding Bulgaria by Malcolm Rymer
…a total MUST if you have any interest in birding in Bulgaria
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
The Sound Approach to Birding
This really is ground breaking...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Aug 2007

DVD
Birdwatching in England
a really novel way to present the birds of England...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:31st Aug 2007

Audio CD
A mixed bags of birdsound
Like the Curate’s Egg – Good in Parts
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:08th Sep 2007

Books
Insects of Britain & Western Europe
I am sure many people will want this handy guide
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
Anoraks to Zitting Cisticola
I insist that you all go out and buy the book as soon as it is available
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:21st Sep 2007

CD-ROM
British Birds Interactive
I really like the DVD’s complete flexibility
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:04th Oct 2007

Books
Penguins of the World
…even the least birdy of people will delight in the superb images…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:03rd Nov 2007

Books
Bird - The Ultimate Illustrated Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe
… is it worth adding to your shelves? Definitely!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
Mini Reviews
Fatbirder clears the back log…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:03rd Nov 2007

Books
A fieldguide to the Birds of China
...two and a half cheers
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:03rd Nov 2007

Books
The Birds of Essex
A tour de force!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Nov 2007

CD-ROM
CD-ROM Guide to Birds of North America
What a fantastic product this is...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Nov 2007

Books
Birds of Cuba
...falling between two stools...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Nov 2007

Books
Birds of Costa Rica
…if I get to Costa Rica this will be my constant companion…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Nov 2007

Books
A Tale of Two Year Books
Birdwatcher’s Yearbook 2008 and Rare Birds Yearbook 2008…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:07th Dec 2007

Books
Birds of Eastern Brazil
A Brazil fieldguide... …usable in the field has long been needed
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:14th Dec 2007

Books
Best Birdwatching Sites in North Wales
…top in its field…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:24th Jan 2008

Books
Birds of Trinidad & Tobago
superior to its predecessor...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:24th Jan 2008

Books
Birds by Colour
…maybe one to consider as a gift for the casual observer…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:24th Jan 2008

Books
Brief Review
The Complete Back Garden Birdwatcher
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:24th Jan 2008

Books
A Complete Guide To Antarctic Wildlife
...I wish I’d had it with me when I visited - says our guest reviewer
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:28th Jan 2008

Books
Arrivals and Rivals
It is a good-natured book that reflects well on the writer… …try spending an hour or two in Adrian’s company
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:28th Mar 2008

Books
UK 500: Birding in the Fast Lane
…his careful selection of incident and anecdote does him proud
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:31st Mar 2008

Books
The Big Year
…entertainingly written – it’s a classic!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:13th Apr 2008

Books
Where to Watch Birds – North West England & the Isle of Man
…or more appropriately, ‘Where to Watch Birds- so long as you are able-bodied and can drive!’
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:19th Apr 2008

Books
New Holland European Bird Guide
…not too bad as a second stringer
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Apr 2008

Pick a section
Brief Reviews
Two books, one bag, one ‘vest’, two thumbs up and three cheers…
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published:21st Apr 2008

Books
Brief Reviews
Two books, one bag, one ‘vest’, two thumbs up and three cheers…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:21st Apr 2008

Books
The Young Birder’s Guide – Birds of Eastern North America
… clearly written for young people, and I mean that in both senses
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:02nd Jun 2008

Books
Birdwatching in Azerbaijan
…a treasurehouse of wonder…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:02nd Jun 2008

Books
Field Guide to the Mammals of South-East Asia
Great to ID those mammal moments...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:03rd Jun 2008

Books
Petrels – night & day
…ambition realized…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:03rd Jun 2008

Books
100 Birds to see before you die…
…or not
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:03rd Jun 2008

Books
Where to Watch Birds – Wales
...a step in the right direction
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published:12th Jun 2008

Books
Out of a Clear Sky
I was thoroughly satisfied
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:12th Jun 2008

Books
Where to watch Birds in Southern and Western Spain
...much improved design and layout
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:25th Jun 2008

Books
Frontiers in Birding
...this book delivers!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:27th Jun 2008

Books
Bearded Tit
...a thoroughly enjoyable read
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:28th Jun 2008

Books
Peterson Field Guide to the Birds of North America
… an authoritative and attractive fieldguide
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:26th Jul 2008

DVD
The Video Guide to Hummingbirds
amazing close-ups of these fascinating birds
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:28th Jul 2008

Books
A Guide to the Birds of East Africa [a novel]
I loved it!!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:31st Jul 2008

Books
Handbook of Garden Wildlife
…terrific tips!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:28th Aug 2008

Books
The Life of the Skies
…I’d urge you to read it
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Aug 2008

Books
A Life of Ospreys
I defy anyone to not find themselves immersing themselves in its rich storehouse...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Aug 2008

Books
Shadows in the Sky
Brief Review
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Aug 2008

Books
Albatross: their world, their ways
…help save the Albatross from extinction!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Aug 2008

DVD
Opposable Chums DVD
Was I justified in my prejudice and jaundice?
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:06th Sep 2008

Books
Ireland's Garden Birds
…two thumbs up
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:21st Oct 2008

Books
Birds of Ireland - Facts, Folklore and History
[Brief Review]
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:21st Oct 2008

Books
Redbreast: The Robin in Life and Literature
…I happily commend it to all
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:30th Oct 2008

Books
RSPB Guide to Birdwatching
…this book stands out from the crowd
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:30th Oct 2008

Books
Reviews in Brief - Christmas Ideas 1
Kingdom of the Eagle; Top 100 sites and Rare Birds Yearbook…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:28th Nov 2008

DVD
Birding Brazil DVD
Atlantic Rainforest...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

DVD
Birdwatching in Norfolk DVD
by Paul Doherty
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:30th Nov 2008

DVD
Birdwatching in Norfolk DVD
Another great Christmas gift...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:30th Nov 2008

Books
The Birds of Turkey
An avian crossroads...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:30th Nov 2008

Books
Owls of the World
Claus Konig is a world authority on owls...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:30th Nov 2008

Pick a section
Birdguides British Birds DVDs
2008 Major Revisions & Extensions
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
Lars Jonsson's Birds
...would grace any coffee table...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:08th Jan 2009

Pick a section
Birds in Cheshire and Wirral
…a weighty tome in every sense…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:08th Jan 2009

Books
Birds in Cheshire and Wirral
…a weighty tome in every sense…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:08th Jan 2009

DVD
The Endemic Birds of Madagascar
Brief review
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:08th Jan 2009

Books
Wildfowl of the Northern Hemisphere
…I can’t really see the point…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:08th Jan 2009

Books
THE BIRDWATCHER’S YEARBOOK
Still going strong in its 29th year!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:02nd Mar 2009

Books
The History of British Birds
Fascinating...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:02nd Mar 2009

DVD
Birding Seychelles
Two thumbs up...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
Gardening for Birdwatchers
...now I know what to plant!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:02nd Mar 2009

Books
The Birds of Borneo
…incredibly high standard
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:02nd Mar 2009

Books
Where to Watch Birds Yorkshire
…almost total absence of information for disabled birdwatchers
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:09th Mar 2009

Books
Best Birdwatching Sites in Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly
…engaging style and meticulous detail
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:09th Mar 2009

Books
Asian Fieldguides…
Three reviews
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:09th Mar 2009

Books
Birds of Ethiopia & Eritrea
…comparison review
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Apr 2009

Books
Birds of the Horn of Africa
…comparison review
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Apr 2009

Books
Also received this month…
NHBS Supplied Roberts Bird Guide which I wish I had with me when I went to SA… + two others
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Apr 2009

Books
Birdsong by the Seasons
A Year of Listening to Birds
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Apr 2009

Books
Best Birding Africa
Guide Books to Kruger and other parts of South Africa...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Apr 2009

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
The Modular Sparrow Nest Box
…from The Nestbox Company Ltd.
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:03rd Jun 2009

Books
RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds
…could well go right to the top of the Scottish Birders wish list
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:12th Jun 2009

Books
Singapore’s Birds
State of Singapore’s Avifauna & Bird Habitats
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
Wildlife Watching Supplies' Bag Hide
Photographer Ashley Beolens puts a bag hide through its paves…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:19th Jun 2009

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
Jacobi Jayne – food revisited
...the continuing popularity of Jacobi Jayne feed & feeders…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:21st Jun 2009

Books
Call of the Eagle
…the intricacies of establishing a protection regime
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
Birds of the Cotswolds
A New Breeding Atlas
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:09th Aug 2009

Books
A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Jamaica
…certainly deserves a best in class rosette
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:09th Aug 2009

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
Walkstool
Perfect for periodic perching!
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published:09th Aug 2009

Books
The Ultimate Site Guide to Scarcer British Birds
…dba sold its donated copy in 30 seconds!
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published:07th Sep 2009

Books
A Birdwatching Guide to Lesvos
...easy to ready, easy to use and a pleasure to look at!
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published:

Books
Also Recently Received…
BWPi Breeding Birds & Birding from the hip...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:07th Sep 2009

DVD
Finding Birds in Andalucia – The DVD
The perfect preparation
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:22nd Sep 2009

Books
Finding Birds in Andalucia – The Booklet
The perfect companion
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:22nd Sep 2009

Books
While Flocks Last
...Charlie Elder could turn his laundry list into best seller!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:05th Oct 2009

Books
The Golden Oriole
...iconic and much desired species
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:11th Oct 2009

Books
A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo
he first comprehensive guide...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:13th Nov 2009

Books
The Birds of Leicestershire and Rutland
...delight in the extensive information...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:13th Nov 2009

Books
The Birds of Barbados
...a detailed avifauna of a fascinating island...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
RSPB Where to Discover Nature
...explore in detail every RSPB reserve...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:13th Nov 2009

Books
A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil
...I wish the other Latin American fieldguides were as slim!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:19th Nov 2009

Books
History of Ornithology
I congratulate the author...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:19th Nov 2009

Books
Finding Birds in Morocco: The Deserts
Booklet & DVD
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:19th Nov 2009

Books
The Birdwatchers Yearbook 2010
I recommend this book every year
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published:19th Nov 2009

Software
Bird Journal from BlueBird
Thoroughly Recommended!
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published:

Books
Birds of Western North America – A Photographic Guide
…there is definitely a place for this volume
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published:07th Jan 2010

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
Some Interesting Ideas for Birders
Sound good?
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published:07th Jan 2010

Books
The Status of Birds in Britain and Ireland
...whole-heartedly recommended
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published:26th Jan 2010

Binoculars
Ultraview 8x42 DH by Kenko
…value for money
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:26th Jan 2010

Books
Collins Bird Guide
2nd Edition
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:03rd Feb 2010

Books
Helm Dictionary of Bird Names
…another terrific resource
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:07th Mar 2010

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
Harrier Jacket
...from Country Innovation
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:07th Mar 2010

Books
Two Revised Helm ‘Where to Watch’ Guides
Ireland and South East England
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:07th Mar 2010

Books
A Birding Tourist’s Guide to Majorca
…a must!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:07th Mar 2010

DVD
Easy Birder
Finding Birds in…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd May 2010

DVD
Easy Birder
Finding Birds in…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd May 2010

Books
Pantanal Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide
...the ideal birder’s companion
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd May 2010

Books
Where to Watch Birds in Costa Rica
...a great addition to one’s shelves
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:23rd May 2010

Audio CD
Collins Bird Songs and Calls
definitive for anyone getting to grips with European bird calls
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:16th Jun 2010

Books
Field Guide to the Birds of the West Indies
...a good companion
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published:16th Jun 2010

Books
Bird Art & Photography
...new quarterly magazine
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published:30th Jun 2010

Books
Tales of a Tabloid Twitcher
Stuart Winter's Entertaining Essays...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:30th Jun 2010

Books
Advanced Bird ID Guide:
The Western Palearctic
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:30th Jun 2010

Books
Britain's Dragonflies
A Field Guide to the Damselflies & Dragonflies of Britain & Ireland
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:12th Jul 2010

Books
Summer Fun
401 Amazing Animals Facts...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:13th Jul 2010

Books
Brief Reviews
Kingfisher
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
Essential Ornithology
...a concise but comprehensive introduction
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:14th Jul 2010

Books
The History of British Birds
…a book I will repeatedly re-visit
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:14th Jul 2010

Books
Asian Reptiles
Brief Review
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:14th Jul 2010

Books
Birding Dordogne
...handy little guide
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

DVD
Finding Birds in Southern Cyprus
The DVD & The Book
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:09th Sep 2010

DVD
The North Norfolk Coast
A New Birder's Guide
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:09th Sep 2010

DVD
British Damselflies by Graham Sherwin
Brilliant! Two thumbs up and my big toes too!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:10th Sep 2010

Books
RSPB Handbook of British Birds
...a good buy!
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published:11th Sep 2010

DVD
Birding Southern Peru
…truly spectacular
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published:14th Sep 2010

Books
Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia
…a must buy for any visitor
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:10th Oct 2010

Books
Facing Extinction
The World's Rarest Birds and the Race to Save Them
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:10th Oct 2010

Books
Field Guide to the Birds of the Middle East
I recommend the book in general terms
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:10th Oct 2010

Books
Where to Watch Birds in Ethiopia
...indispensible!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:10th Oct 2010

Outdoor Wear and Other Equipment
Jacobi Jayne
…keeping up with demand
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published:

Books
A Birdwatching Guide to South-East Brazil
magnificent work...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Oct 2010

Books
Creative Bird Photography
...set to inspire..
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:15th Nov 2010

Pick a section
Creative Bird Photography
...set to inspire..
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published:15th Nov 2010

Binoculars
Leica Trinovid 10×25
…Leica’s most affordable binoculars
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published:18th Nov 2010

Books
The Jewel Hunter
...read it and weep
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published:21st Nov 2010

Books
Finding Birds in Lapland
Softback & DVD
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:21st Nov 2010

Books
RSPB British Birds of Prey
What’s not to like?
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:21st Nov 2010

Books
The Biggest Twitch
Fatbirder’s Recommended Book of the year!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
The Birdwatchers Yearbook & Diary 2011
Simply Essential
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:04th Dec 2010

Books
Fatbirder’s Pick of the Year
Bouquets for Best Buys
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:07th Dec 2010

Books
Nice idea for the new year...
New Holland Concise Guides
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:24th Dec 2010

DVD
Finding Birds in South Finland
....you will want both!
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published:24th Dec 2010

Books
Where to Watch Birds in Dorset, Hampshire and The Isle of Wight
4th Edition
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:24th Dec 2010

Pick a section
Birds of Ghana
Overdue & welcomed...
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:24th Dec 2010

Books
The Solway: Cumbria/Dumfries and Galloway
(Best Birdwatching Sites series)
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:07th Jan 2011

Books
The Crossley ID Guide to Eastern Birds
Groundbreaking!
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published:

Books
The Michael Morcombe eGuide to the Birds of Australia
...go get it!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

DVD
Finding Birds in Estonia DVD
…a quiet, almost reverential, delight in Estonia’s birds
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:04th Mar 2011

Books
Barn Owl
…superb photographs & fascinating facts
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:04th Mar 2011

Software
Birdwatcher’s Diary™
…speaks for itself
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:05th May 2011

Books
Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding:
Understanding what you see and hear
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:05th May 2011

Books
The Nature Guide to Extremadura, Spain
...one of those places I’d love to experience for myself
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:05th May 2011

Books
Common Birds of Qatar
...it does what it sets out to do and does it admirably!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:05th May 2011

Books
Growing Barn Owls in my Garden
...one man's campaign
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:11th May 2011

Books
Life with Birds: A Story of Mutual Exploitation
...thoroughly entertaining
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:11th May 2011

Books
Hawks at a Distance
Identification of Migrant Raptors
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:11th May 2011

Books
Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher?
A Quirky Look at Birds in History and Culture
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:28th May 2011

Books
Lady of the Loch
The Incredible Story of Britain's Oldest Osprey
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:28th May 2011

Books
Kestrels for Company
…based on 40 years' monitoring in SW Scotland
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:28th May 2011

Books
The Birds of New Jersey: Status and Distribution
…left me wanting more detail.
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:09th Jul 2011

Books
Avian Architecture: How Birds Design, Engineer, and Build
…excellent!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:09th Jul 2011

Books
The Atlas of Birds
…well thought-out & well realized…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:09th Jul 2011

Books
Arctic Autumn
A Journey to Season's Edge
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Software
Twitcher App
...useful to greenhorn birders
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Jul 2011

Binoculars
Eden Quality Binoculars ED 8x42
Great Value-for-money
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Jul 2011

Books
Aves de Cuba
An excellent fieldguide
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:06th Aug 2011

DVD
British Dragonflies
Superb!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:14th Aug 2011

Books
Field Guide to Binoculars and Scopes
cheaper to peruse than to buy optics that just won’t suit you!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:14th Aug 2011

Books
Advanced Bird ID Handbook
The Western Palearctic
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:14th Aug 2011

Books
Collins Field Guide:
Birds of New Zealand, Hawaii, Central and West Pacific
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:14th Aug 2011

Books
The Urban Birder
...a damn good read
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:14th Aug 2011

Books
The Norfolk Crane's Story
...I was delighted
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:10th Sep 2011

Books
A Field Guide to Monitoring Nests
Highly recommended
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published:10th Sep 2011

Books
A Field Guide to Monitoring Nests
Highly recommended
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:10th Sep 2011

Books
The Birdman Abroad
Pure brilliance!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:11th Sep 2011

Books
Birds in Africa
…a stepping-stone to a more detailed country fieldguide
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:11th Sep 2011

Books
Norfolk Bird Atlas
super accessible!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:11th Sep 2011

Books
Finding Birds in Morocco: Coast and Mountains
Dave Gosney never lets us down!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:11th Sep 2011

Books
Finding Birds in South Texas
Up to the usual high standard
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:11th Sep 2011

Books
Birds of the Seychelles
Recommended
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:01st Oct 2011

Books
Birds of North America and Greenland
Given the Collins Field Guide treatment
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:01st Oct 2011

Books
Collins Traveller's Guide: Birds of New Zealand
...judge for yourselves
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:01st Oct 2011

DVD
Birding Sri Lanka DVD
...it made me want to go back!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:01st Oct 2011

Books
The Black Woodpecker
Anyone who loves woodpeckers will love this book
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:01st Oct 2011

Binoculars
Swarovski CL Companion 8x30
The Weight of Five Chocolate Bars
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:27th Oct 2011

Books
SASOL Birds of Southern Africa (4th Edition)
The Region's Most Comprehensively Illustrated Guide
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:27th Oct 2011

Books
The Birds of Panama: A Field Guide
a ‘user-friendly guide’
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:27th Oct 2011

Books
Collins Traveller's Guide
Wildlife of Southern Africa
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:27th Oct 2011

Books
Birds of Melanesia
...indispensible
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:27th Oct 2011

Books
Priority! The Dating of Scientific Names in Ornithology
...an important scholarly work
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:15th Nov 2011

Books
Birds of Melanesia
...fit for purpose!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Nov 2011

Books
Cotingas and Manakins
If there are faults I can’t find them…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Nov 2011

Books
Best Birdwatching Sites: Dorset
...another pat on the publisher’s back
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:29th Nov 2011

Books
Wild Hares & Hummingbirds
…read this book and pay heed to his call to arms
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:30th Nov 2011

Books
Birds of Senegal and the Gambia
...visitors will do well with this nicely produced guide
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:04th Jan 2012

DVD
Natural Focus
David Boag's Interactive DVD
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:24th Jan 2012

Books
Birds of the Indian Subcontinent
...I thoroughly recommend it!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:26th Jan 2012

Books
Birds: Their Hidden World
...extremely accessible and packed with facts
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:26th Jan 2012

Books
Extinct Birds
...remarkable and scholarly work
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:26th Jan 2012

Books
Winging It: Birding for Low-flyers
…tag along with an average birder
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:06th Feb 2012

Books
Birds We See
A personal photographic journal…
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:04th Mar 2012

Books
Birds of India
I thoroughly recommend it!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:04th Mar 2012

Books
Birds of Melanesia
100% fit for purpose
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:04th Mar 2012

Books
Blue Badge Birder
...a charming month by month account
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:04th Mar 2012

Software
Apps Galore
…but beware, bad eggs far outweigh golden eggs!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:18th Mar 2012

Software
The Sibley Guide to Birds App
I find nothing to criticize about this app at all!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:18th Mar 2012

Books
Backpacker Naturalist
Wild Times Down Under?
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:19th Mar 2012

Books
A Birdwatching Guide to Brandenburg and Berlin
Well done Roger!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:26th Mar 2012

Books
Birds and Bibles in History

click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:28th Mar 2012

Books
Birds of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire
…disappoints
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:30th Mar 2012

DVD
Finding Birds in The Gambia
DVD & Booklet
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:31st Mar 2012

DVD
The Secret Life of Birds
…much to delight
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:31st Mar 2012

Books
Birdscapes
Birds in our Imagination and Experience
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Apr 2012

Books
Birds of Sri Lanka
My fieldguide of choice
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:20th Apr 2012

Books
Burridge’s Multilingual Dictionary of Birds of the World
Outstanding Scholarship & a Vital Project
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:01st May 2012

Books
Murmurations
Uncanny stories about birds
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:25th May 2012

Books
How to be a Better Birder
… no major revelations
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:25th May 2012

Books
Blogging for Nature
… the best bits
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:25th May 2012

Books
In the Field, Among the Feathered
(an) …excellent account of the history of fieldguides
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:25th May 2012

Books
RSPB British Birdfinder
… a handy addition to most birders libraries
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:26th May 2012

Books
Yorkshire Bird Report 2010
Excellent!
click here for the full fatbirder review....

published:

Books
RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds
the book for beginners and generalist nature lovers
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published:01st Aug 2012

Books
Cuckoos of the World
...what’s not to like?
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published:01st Aug 2012

Books
Fighting for Birds
...an enjoyable ‘must read’
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published:01st Aug 2012

Books
Best Birdwatching Sites: North-East England
Guest Reviewer: Lee G R Evans
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published:08th Aug 2012

Books
Fair Isle Bird Observatory Report for 2009 & 2010
An excellent report in every way
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Books
Catching The Bug
A Sound Approach Guide to the birds of Poole Harbour
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published:30th Aug 2012

Books
Mammals of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

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published:

Books
Owls of the World - A Photographic Guide
The definitive work on owl identification
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published:11th Sep 2012

DVD
Finding Birds in Mallorca…
Watch the DVD and do NOT forget to take the booklet with you!
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published:22nd Sep 2012

DVD
Birding Sweden
I guarantee you will want to visit!
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published:22nd Sep 2012

Books
A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia
…packed with information
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published:24th Sep 2012

Books
Britain's Butterflies
I cannot fault this book
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published:09th Oct 2012

Books
Hadrian’s Wildlife
...plenty here for anyone who likes to see what our nation has to offer
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published:12th Oct 2012

Books
Insects of Britain and Western Europe
I dub this an insect book for birders!
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published:

Books
Owls of the World: A Photographic Guide
...here is one photographic guide I would recommend
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published:12th Nov 2012

Books
Owls
...great book, shame about the juxtaposition
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published:12th Nov 2012

Books
The Unfeathered Bird
…fusion of art & science
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published:12th Nov 2012

Books
The Birdwatchers Yearbook 2013
Buy it for the birder in your life!
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published:02nd Dec 2012

Books
My Garden & Other Animals
… you’ll love this
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published:

Books
Bird Sense: What it's Like to be a Bird
…a ‘must-read’
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published:02nd Dec 2012

Books
Ralph Steadman's Extinct Boids
…I don’t get it?
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published:02nd Dec 2012

Books
Birds of the Masai Mara
…turn on the birding urge in the coldest wettest winter
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published:21st Dec 2012

Books
Britain's Sea Mammals
...an excellent addition to the bookshelf
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published:21st Dec 2012

Books
The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds
I wish this had been in my Christmas stocking half a century ago
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Books
The Rutland Water Ospreys
…grist to the conservationist mill
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published:18th Feb 2013

Books
Birds of Central Asia

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published:18th Feb 2013

Books
A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia
Great Stuff
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published:18th Feb 2013

Books
Britain's Hoverflies
… a terrific guide to a fascinating group!
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published:

Books
Adriatic East Coast: Seeing Birds
...the legacy of a passionate and committed conservationist
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published:26th Mar 2013

Books
Bird Conservation
Guest Reviewer: Charlie Moores from Talking Naturally*
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published:02nd Apr 2013

Books
A Photographic Guide to the Birds of the Cayman Islands
… a high standard
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published:07th Apr 2013

Books
National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America
...a good attempt
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published:16th Apr 2013

Books
Confessions of a Bird Guide
...an opportunity to see ourselves as others see us...
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published:04th May 2013

Books
The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors
...quite simply brilliant!
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published:04th May 2013

Books
The Birds of Eigg
Totally recommended!
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published:04th May 2013

Books
What the Robin Knows
...How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World
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published:05th May 2013

Books
The Boreal Owl Murder
A Bob White Birder Murder Mystery by Jan Dunlap
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published:11th May 2013

Books
Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World: Non-passerines
…the best world checklist
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published:26th May 2013

Books
The Warbler Guide
… yes, ground-breaking!
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published:05th Jun 2013

Books
The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians
...pick up and enjoy!
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published:19th Jun 2013

Books
Amphibians and Reptiles
Naturalists’ Handbooks 31
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published:03rd Jul 2013

Books
Britain’s Freshwater Fishes
Full of brilliant photographs of the nations freshwater fish
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published:09th Aug 2013

Books
Best Bird Watching Sites - Norfolk
…best in show!
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published:25th Aug 2013

DVD
Finding Birds in South Portugal
…. this is his best yet!
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published:25th Aug 2013

Books
New Holland Concise Mushroom Guide
...a great little guide
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published:27th Aug 2013

Books
Pocket Guide to Wild Flowers
…helpful
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published:

Books
Ladybirds
...fascinating and favourite insects!
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published:30th Aug 2013

Books
Birds: Coping with an Obsession:
One Man's Journey Through 70 Years of Birdwatching
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published:15th Sep 2013

Books
Wildlife of Australia
...less species should have been given more room
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published:21st Sep 2013

Books
Britain's Day-Flying Moths
A Field Guide to the Day-Flying Moths of Britain & Ireland
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published:21st Sep 2013

Books
The World's Rarest Birds
Boy does it soar!
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published:25th Sep 2013

DVD
Finding Birds in Extremadura
Booklet & DVD
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published:06th Oct 2013

DVD
Birding Australia
Tropical North Queensland
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published:

Books
The Crossley ID Guide: Britain & Ireland
… beyond excellent!
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published:08th Oct 2013

Books
Birds: ID Insights
Identifying the more difficult birds of Britain and north-west Europe
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published:22nd Oct 2013

Books
The Birds of Ireland
...usefully compact and durable
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published:23rd Nov 2013

Books
A Saga of Sea Eagles
...magnificent subject
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published:23rd Nov 2013

Books
The Birdwatchers Yearbook 2014
The Best Off-line Signpost to UK Birding
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published:

Audio CD
Songs About Birds
12 original songs inspired by birds
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published:24th Nov 2013

Books
Brief Reviews - Primates of the World
Beautifully illustrated and very informative
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published:28th Nov 2013

Books
Brief Reviews – Bugs Rule!
An Introduction to the World of Insects
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published:28th Nov 2013

Books
Brief Reviews – Birds: Magic Moments
… birds in action, everything from feeding to fighting
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published:28th Nov 2013

Books
Brief Reviews – Birdwatching in Colombia
...the most bird rich country in the world
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published:28th Nov 2013

Books
Bird Atlas 2007-11
The Breeding and Wintering Birds of Britain and Ireland
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published:28th Nov 2013

Books
The Profit of Birding
I wish it well...
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published:30th Nov 2013

Books
Finding Birds in the Canaries - The DVD
…and booklet
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published:01st Dec 2013

Books
Pick of the Year
Best Books 2013
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published:19th Dec 2013

Books
The Red Canary
The Story of the First Genetically Engineered Animal
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published:20th Jan 2014

Books
Australian Bird Names: A Complete Guide
...serious Australian birder will consider their library incomplete until they get it...
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published:20th Jan 2014

Books
Birds & People
...an amazing resource
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published:29th Jan 2014

Books
Ten Thousand Birds
Ornithology Since Darwin
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published:29th Jan 2014


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