Practical advice on creating an environment that will encourage a rich diversity of birdlife to your garden for you to enjoy and learn about, complete with profiles of 40 species.
Create a bird-friendly environment and watch the birds enjoy your garden.
Birdwatching is one of the most popular hobbies in Britain, and one that can be done on your doorstep. In this handy guide, the budding birdwatcher will find all the information needed to create a welcoming garden environment for birds, as well as an in depth look at the most common garden birds.
The book profiles the 40 British garden birds, each illustrated with in-situ photography to make identification easy. The sections on bird-feeding provide advice on different kinds of feeders, where to position them, and the right kinds of food to give birds. Practical projects include making and siting a nest box. Other sections show you how to design a bird-friendly garden, including choosing plants to attract particular species. The book also gives information about seasonal changes in bird behaviour, and a helpful size-comparison gallery for the species profiled in the book makes identification easy.
RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatch is perfect for the novice birdwatcher or families getting involved in birdwatching together. It is also ideal to use it during the RSPB's annual Big Garden Birdwatch event to help them monitor trends and keep track of how each species is doing.