Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland (WILDGuides)

Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland (WILDGuides)

Britain's Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland (WILDGuides)

$16.60
Britain's Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland (WILDGuides)
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Portability

4/10

    Quality

    9/10

      Features

      9/10

        Usability

        9/10

          Completeness

          10/10

            Pros

            • uses over 3,200 color photographs from around 100 photographers
            • text is fairly short but easy to follow, with the key field marks shown in bold
            • first bird identification guide to use photos that really challenges the dominance of well-executed artist illustrated guides

            Cons

            • quite heavy, not designed for the field
            • female and juvenile plumages are described, but they are a bit too succinct in places

            “Up to this point, I’ve been reviewing Britain’s Birds as a librarian, looking at organization, design, and accessibility of information in a book format. There is an important area I haven’t touched on yet—accuracy of visual content. Is the bird pictured what the caption says it is?  I discovered very much by accident that questions have been raised by British birders about the accuracy of some of the book’s photographs; this is the to-do at Birdfair I referred to in the beginning of the review.  A small number of photographs were cited on social media sites (Facebook and a birding forum) as incorrectly captioned by species, and more photographs were cited as incorrectly labeled for age or plumage.”

            BRITAIN’S BIRDS: AN IDENTIFICATION GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND–A BOOK REVIEW
            October 04, 2016
            Donna Lynn Schulman (10,000 Birds)


            “Overall this is a great book. Each page is full of images and packed with useful tips. It is hard to open a page and not find something that you’ll find useful.”

            Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide To The Birds Of Britain And Ireland
            APRIL 14, 2016
            Keith Betton (Nature Travel Network)


            Publisher’s Description:

            Britain’s Birds will be enjoyed and valued by everyone, from beginner to experienced birder. One of the most comprehensive, up-to-date and practical bird books of modern times, it features an unrivalled selection of photographs showing all the plumages you are likely to see. Focusing on identification, and containing maps, facts and figures on numbers and distributions, this breakthrough publication was devised by a team of lifelong birdwatchers, all with many years’ experience of showing people birds and producing user-friendly field guides.

            • Comprehensive coverage of every bird recorded in Britain and Ireland
            • The only photographic guide to show all plumages likely to be encountered
            • More than 2,700 superb colour photographs carefully selected to show key identification features
            • Detailed guidance to help you identify any bird you see
            • Latest information on status, population, distribution and conservation designations

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