This book provides everything you need to watch and identify birds throughout the year, with practical advice on encouraging birds into your garden and how to avoid any problems that might arise. The book provides an illustrated identikit, which profiles a selection of common garden birds, followed by detailed sections on typical, easily observed behaviour, and a breakdown of the types of bird calls to expect and specifically what to look for in each month of the year. Stunningly illustrated yet simple to use, "The Complete Back Garden Birdwatcher" will ensure that you get the maximum pleasure from your garden, whatever its size or location.
Dominic Couzens is based in Dorset and is a full time ornithologist, leading birdwatching trips at home and abroad. He is co-author of the best selling CD series Teach Yourself Bird Sounds and has written a number of books including The Mitchell Beazley Pocket Guide to Garden Birds, Birds of Britain and Ireland and The Secret Lives of Garden Birds. He has a regular column in Bird Watching magazine. Steve Young has been a full-time photographer since 1993. He is Photographic Consultant for Birdwatch magazine and his photographs have been published in numerous magazines and books, including The Photographic Handbook of Rare Birds of Britain and Europe and The Photographic Handbook of the Wildfowl of the World, both published by New Holland. Steve lives in Liverpool.