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Books that celebrate the splendour of our feathered friends.

Egg-laying, feathered, toothless and beaked – from tiny hummingbirds to an enormous ostriches, Earth’s 10,000+ species of birds encapsulate wondrous diversity. Some colourful, some songful, some worshipped, some loathed, they touch our lives in ways minuscule and profound. Whether you’re an ardent ‘birder’, or just feather-friendly, here are some books about avian life.

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