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A Bad Birdwatcher's Companion
A Bad Birdwatcher's Companion
A Bad Birdwatcher's Companion
Audiobook4 hours

A Bad Birdwatcher's Companion

Written by Simon Barnes

Narrated by Simon Barnes

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

Simon Barnes is one of Britain’s leading bird writers and humorists. His weekly column in The Times, his essays for the RSPB magazine and his two books on bad bird-watching have made him one of the characters of the bird world. Here he reads his own illuminating introductions to the fifty main birds of Britain, supported by the distinguishing bird song of each species. He not only gives helpful identifying features, but enriches them with whimsical observations on their characters and tendencies. It is a delightful text, superbly presented by the author himself.
Release dateOct 1, 2006
A Bad Birdwatcher's Companion

Simon Barnes

Simon Barnes is the author of many wild volumes, including the bestselling Bad Birdwatcher trilogy, Rewild Yourself, On The Marsh and The History of the World in 100 Animals. He is a council member of World Land Trust, trustee of Conservation South Luangwa and patron of Save the Rhino. In 2014, he was awarded the Rothschild Medal for services to conservation. He lives in Norfolk with his family and horses, where he manages several acres for wildlife. He was the Chief Sports Writer for The Times until 2014, having worked for the paper for 30 years. 

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This is an excellent book if you want to become familiar with garden birds. I found there was a lot of overlap between the common birds of Britain and the common birds of the Eastern United States. The author is pleasant, I like that he narrates the book that he wrote. He includes lots of helpful tips for spotting the birds, and is very beginner friendly while not being condescending. I also enjoyed that he included clips of bird song throughout the book, because it helped me gain additional information on how to identify the birds. I would definitely recommend this read, it was also only about 5 hours or so to listen to, so very reasonable.