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The Macmillan Field Guide to Bird Identification Hardcover – 1 Apr 1989

4.7 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan; Reprint. edition (April 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333427734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333427736
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 2 x 19.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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An extremely useful book for distinguishing between 'difficult' species/moults/juveniles/eclipses. Fits in a jacket pocket if required and not heavy. Had been looking for the newer Helm Identification Guide but this was a LOT less expensive. Have crosschecked briefly with the newer Helm in a shop, and OK this old guide isn't quite as easy to pick the pertinent bits out of, but hey it's all totally there if you're willing to do a little bit of digging and sometimes a second read of a section. Illustrations are excellent, highlighting the visual differences. I found other buyers feedback very helpful in making my choice of this book, and so hope my feedback may similarly assist others make their own selection. I am delighted.
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This guide is different. It doesn't cover every species. Its not full of plate after plate of adult males sideways on. Instead it concentrates on all the hard species pairs/groups. It should be reprinted frequently since its essential reading for every birder in or visiting the UK or Europe.
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MacMillan's Field Guide doesn't list all the birds you might see in Britain. Crucially, what it does is point out the areas of confusion between similar species and aid their identification by consideration of plumage, behaviour or habitat. An essential for any keen birder's day sack.
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There are so many identification guides around but this one is different as it contains only confusion species. It hasn't been in print for many years but is something every birdwatcher would be pleased to have on their bookshelves. It is a shame that it hasn't been reprinted as there are not many good copies in second hand bookshops or on Amazon.
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As other have mentioned this doesn't cover all the birds you will find in the field but what it doesn't brilliantly is focus on those pairs or groups of birds that are similar or just plain difficult to identify and highlights the key features that are different.
A brilliant book that I will come back to again and again and superbly compliments the Collins Bird Guide - highly recommended
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SUPERB ! This is a pocket sized ( yes, I know ... Depends on the size of your pockets ! ) ; it won't go in the back pocket of your jeans ... but it will fit in the bellows pocket of a Barbour jacket or some similar jacket with pockets large enough for gloves, a bottle of water, a compass, a ball of string and a spare peaked cap in case you get sweaty walking to your destination ... Fabulous illustrations but, sadly, it lacks maps to show distribution so you can't do a Quick Glance to see if the bird you're looking @ would normally be where you are. It's smaller & lighter than the Collins Bird Guide and, as such, is a Good buy. But if you're set on recognising almost everything that you come across ; you need to get used to the idea that you need the latter in a separate shoulder bag ; it's heavy but more comprehensive. I'd take Macmillan if I was walking long distances but Collins if I was going to wait for long periods in the same place.
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