References, Books & Links

Garden Birds UK - Female mallard and chicks on a pond

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References and Books for Garden Birds UK

Collins Gem – Garden Birds, S. Moss, Harper Collins (2004)
Garden Birds (Readers Digest, Wild Britain)
Collins Nature Guide – Birds of Britain and Europe, J. Nicolai et al.
RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatch, M. Ward, Dorling Kindersley.
The Garden Bird Year: A Seasonal Guide…,R. Beddard, New Holland (2007)

The little Collins Gem – Garden Birds is great to carry around. It describes about 100 birds, 2 pages each bird and it fits in a shirt or back pocket!

Birds of Britain & Europe (Collins Nature Guides) is larger than the Collins above but still fits in your jacket pocket and briefly provides superb data on 220+ birds in 248 pages.

Garden Birdwatch, RSPB. This is a tremendous, compact mine of information in great colour and great pictures with a foldout bird identification chart. Top quality, seventy pages of pure gold for the Garden Bird Lover and enthusiast.

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There are many other excellent common garden birds books and products in the stores. Search below for garden bird books, bird tables, bird feeders, bird baths, nest boxes and english garden birds. You’ll be surprised at the great value, quality and choice!

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References and Books for Garden Birds UK