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  • Published: 12 March 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241634905
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $35.00

Chris Packham's Birdwatching Guide

From Beginner to Birder



Chris Packham enthusiastically invites you into his world of birdwatching

Chris Packham's infectious passion for nature will inspire you on your birdwatching journey.

Chris is a lifelong birdwatcher and the perfect guide on a day out bird spotting. Through a series of chapters, he can build you from an absolute beginner exploring your own backyard, giving you tips and insights that he has gained from years of birdwatching.

Whether you are in a city or deep in the country, birds are guaranteed and provide an easy doorway into nature. Learn where, when, and how to look and what to look out for. Find out what equipment to buy and how to use it. Discover the different characters and characteristics of birds - from the shy bittern to the bold robin and gymnastic red kite.

As you build skills and experience, the book will help you expand horizons from walks with binoculars around your "local patch" to visiting remote wildlife reserves and other nature hotspots, with their contrasting birdlife and different demands, from dense woodland to expansive estuaries teeming with flocks of waders.

  • Published: 12 March 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241634905
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Chris Packham

TV presenter, photographer and conservationist Chris Packham is one of the nation’s favourite naturalists. He is best known for the BAFTA-winning The Really Wild Show and fronting BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch. Packham is president of the British Trust for Ornithology, Hawk Conservancy Trust, the Hampshire Ornithological Society and the Bat Conservation Trust and vice-president of the RSPB and the Butterfly Conservation. In 2011, he was awarded the British Trust for Ornithology's Dilys Breese Medal for his ‘outstanding work in promoting science to new audiences’, and in 2016 he won the Wildscreen Panda Award for Outstanding Achievement, for his contribution to wildlife filmmaking.

Packham's partner Charlotte Corney owns the Isle of Wight Zoo, and his step-daughter is studying zoology at Liverpool University. He lives in the New Forest.

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