A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe (Collins Field Guide)

4.08 avg rating
( 39 ratings by GoodReads )
9780002190732: A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe (Collins Field Guide)

First published 50 years ago and never out of print, this is the classic birdwatcher’s field guide

For 50 years Collins Birds of Britain and Europe has been the standard field guide, providing an concise guide to the essential features of bird recognition. This classic guide, now in its fifth edition, will be relaunched in new livery to attract a new generation of birders. The 'Peterson' guide is well-recognised for giving prominence to key identification features, so is ideal for beginners, as well as providing extensive coverage for more expert birdwatchers. In Peterson's words, 'the purpose of this field guide is to make it easier for 999 out of 1,000 readers to identify birds'.

Nearly 700 species are described in Guy Mountfort's clear, readable text, and there are over 1500 colour illustrations by Roger Tory Peterson. The maps compiled by P.A.D. Hollom show the breeding range and winter range for each species. In the case of confusable species, additional notes draw attention to their distinction from those with which they are most likely to be confused. Descriptions also include how to identify birds in flight and offers a concise introduction of what to look for when trying to distinguish different species.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

This fifth edition is a guide to the birds of Britain and Europe. The book includes an update of the maps and revision of the illustrations to help in the identification of wild birds.


Reviews of the previous editions:

'Easily the most authoritative and best illustrated pocket bird book ever published' Daily Express

'An indispensable aid to anyone travelling in Britain and Europe who is interested in brids' Country Life

'An authoritative, pocketable, generously illustrated, simply written book. They have done their work excellently' The Times

'Comprehensive and reliable. Very full, accurate texts. Good, clear illustrations, with the familiar, useful pointer system to draw attention to important features. The best field guide for use in Europe.' British Birds

'For clarity and speed, it has not been bettered' Irish Times

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Guy Mountfort
Published by Stephen Greene Pr (1987)
ISBN 10: 0002190737 ISBN 13: 9780002190732
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Stephen Greene Pr, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 4th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002190737

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.21
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds