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TN116 ‘The Birds of Ireland’ (book review and podcast)

Published by Irish publishing house The Collins Press, ‘The Birds of Ireland’ (BoI) is the latest book in a series by two of Ireland’s natural history / birding stalwarts, broadcaster and former Chair of Birdwatch Ireland Jim Wilson and photographer […]

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Book Review: Britain’s Day-flying Moths (WildGuides)

Britain’s Day-flying Moths: A Field Guide to the Day-flying Moths of Britain and Ireland, September 2013

It's hard to believe now that just twenty or so years ago anyone

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Book Review: The World’s Rarest Birds

While 'relaxing' in the beer tent at this year's British Birdfair I was waved over to a table where sat a group of people I knew but hadn't


Book Review: ‘A – Z of Birds’, by Bo Beolens


It only seems like last week that I was reviewing a new book by Bo Beolens (The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians [EDA]). Published by Pelagic, EDA is


Book Review: ‘The Unfeathered Bird’

'The Unfeathered Bird', Katrina van Grouw

Just last week I reviewed Ceri Levy and Ralph Steadman's 'Extinct Boids', a sumptuously large book that is part-art, part-story, part-history, a


Review: ‘Birds of Kuwait: a comprehensive visual guide’

Back in both January and February 2005 I was fortunate enough to be shown around the small middle-eastern state of Kuwait by George Gregory, a


Birding Frontiers – Gull Masterclasses

I like a challenge, ergo I like gulls! However liking gulls and knowing how to identify them are two very different things. I have muddled through gull identification

A new way of reviewing a Book – via Talking Naturally AND Fatbirder?

A short while ago - but probably many posts and articles for both of us - I wrote a post in which I announced what we hoped would

Review: Pentax DCF ED 8×43 binoculars

I've written a fair old number of reviews since I started blogging back in 2004, and I fully appreciate that to be really useful to

Book Review: "Smithsonian Guide to the Birds of North America"

We birders are a most fortunate bunch. Not only are we spoilt for choice when it comes to high-quality optics, birding holidays to suit every budget and every


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