Bird Songs and Calls of Britain and Northern Europe

Bird Songs and Calls of Britain and Northern Europe

Hardback Collins Field Guide

By (author) Geoff Sample

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  • Publisher: Collins
  • Format: Hardback | 130 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 186mm x 20mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 February 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0002200376
  • ISBN 13: 9780002200370
  • Illustrations note: b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 265,148

Product description

A truly comprehensive multimedia field guide for the avid bird-listener, for quick and easy identification of over 200 birds. This unique Collins Field Guide features two CDs providing audio references for Geoff Sample,s comprehensive list of songs and calls of the common birds of Britain and Northern Europe. With the CDs organised by habitat and the list of birds by species, together they enable the bird watcher to easily match a song or call with the species. Beginning with a scientific overview of the terminology used, the general meanings of bird songs and calls and their various functions as tools for socialising and communicating, the book then takes you through the list of bird species, examining their sounds and their different meanings. With over two hours of digitally recorded sounds and hundreds of species covered, this is an indispensable guide for any dedicated bird fan, leaving you with a far greater understanding of the natural noises that surround us everyday.

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Author information

Geoff Sample was born in rural Northumberland and has been interested in nature since his childhood. He worked in the London music industry for 15 years, but during this time he never lost his fascination with birds and wildlife. Nine years ago he began studying and recording birdsong. He is the author of Collins Field Guide Bird Songs and Calls, Bird Call Identification and Garden Bird Songs and Calls.

Review quote

REVIEWS OF PREVIOUS CDS BY GEOFF SAMPLE "remarkably vivid...sheer pleasure" BBC NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAMME "The quality is as much rich sound tapestries as superb examples of a variety of British bird song" BRITISH WILDLIFE "a varied and excellent selection" RSPB BIRDS "Evocative. The quality of the recordings is excellent" BRITISH BIRDS