Stunningly illustrated and simple to use, this brand new, fully updated, edition of a practical and informative guide is a must for any birdwatcher's pocket. Whether observing what is feeding, nesting or bathing in your garden, or further afield, or trying to identify a bird on the wing, this book is perfect for use at home, out in the car or in the field.Arranged in taxonomic species order, it is ideal for both the beginner and the more experienced birdwatcher. The comprehensive and informative jargon-free text is written by birdwatching expert Mark Golley. This book is packed with identification tips, details of habitat and calls for over 280 bird species, and includes all those seen regularly in Britain and Ireland, as well as some of the less common migrants. It is illustrated throughout with more than 1,000 spectacular, full-colour illustrations by leading bird artist David Daly.