8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Perfect for a lightweight quick reference,
This review is from: Birds (Collins Gem) (Paperback)
There are loads of great bird books on the market.
However, the best are large and cumbersome especially when you are lugging a bag of birding gear around.
I like the Gem because it really is pocket sized and offers a good basic description and image of most birds you are likely to see.
OK, so if may not be great for some of the birds such as ducks which have big changes in seasonal plumage not will it help with a rarity.
For the new birder or someone that wants to keep weight to a minimum this is a super little book.