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Build a British Bird List By Andy Gibb
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New to, or just recently started birding? Wonder which are the birds you're most likely to see? The first part of this book lists 250+ species in just that order. Now you have a plan to make a solid... More > start on your British list. The next part lists likely sites for the species towards the end of the order. An appendix gives early and late dates for most of our migrants. If you don't like the book, I'll buy it back off you at List Price.< Less
Clearing the Brushes By Andy Gibb
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DON'T BUY THIS BOOK unless you want a work in progress: this is two-thirds of the story only. Timothy and Samuel grow up in the 60s and 70s of disappearing railways, First Division football, pop and... More > rock music, television and the Counter Culture. And girls (birds). These will hinder the boys’ attempt at seeing all 512 of the Brush Type 4 diesel locos. “Clearing” them. Can they fit it all in? Forty years later Timothy casts a Proustian eye over the past and tries to cope with work and, still, birds – women and feathered ones. “...intriguing... highly polished... it reads beautifully.” “...a waltz down memory lane.” "Novel, quirky and fun. I enjoyed this a lot." “...many a chortle.”< Less
Tales Told by an Idiot By Andy Gibb
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Short stories and sketches of Bristol, Edinburgh and... er, San Francisco. Andy Gibb is not the Andy Gibb but his website would beg to differ and he did have the name first so he's sticking to it.... More > In Portishead (the town outside Bristol, not the trip hop band) since 2009, writing since 2004 and a birder since 1995, Andy first came to Bristol as a student in 1974. Yup, he's ancient as Hell and has been around a bit – Italy, Arizona, California, Australia and New Zealand. And what's it taught him? Not a lot but he has seen 1,073 bird species.< Less
4-Day Bird Tour round Britain By Andy Gibb
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Four sites across the UK over four days should net you close to 100 species. At the right time of year Britain’s only endemic, the Scottish crossbill, should be possible. Much easier will be... More > red grouse, an endemic subspecies of willow ptarmigan.< Less
Summer Bird Tour through Britain By Andy Gibb
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In 4 or 5 days four sites through the UK should net you 90 to 100 species. Outside the main passage season Britain’s only endemic, Scottish crossbill, should be possible. Much easier will be... More > red grouse, an endemic subspecies of willow ptarmigan. The highlight will be breeding seabirds, for which the country is internationally important.< Less
All-Season British Bird Tour by Train By Andy Gibb
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Four sites by train from London to Scotland over four days should net you between 80 and 90 species, which is right up there with doing the whole shebang by car. The highlights will be bitterns and... More > bearded tits, and wintering thrushes and waterfowl, for which the country is internationally important. London offers several exotics – such as rose-ringed (aka ring-necked) parakeet – that have made the UK, and the official British list, their home.< Less
2-Day Bird Tour round London By Andy Gibb
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A programme of the top three birdwatching sites reachable from Central London, especially by public transport. This should net you about 60 species. The star of the city is peregrine falcon but such... More > foreigners as parakeets are also likely. Full price is refundable if you don't like the book; it also includes a small donation to bird charities.< Less
Avian Avon Adventure By Andy Gibb
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For individual travellers who want to explore and discover their own birds, this 2-day tour round the old county should net over 70 species. The cost of travel and lodging from a base in Bristol... More > could be as little as £55. The stars are smew in the winter, peregrine falcon, yellow-legged gull, Cetti’s warbler, rock pipit and passage osprey and black tern.< Less
The Honeyeaters' Tree By Andy Gibb
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A quest for this quintessentially antipodean family of birds uncovers the tree of life and the landscapes of Australia and New Zealand. From the UK and a Singapore stopover, the traveller journeys... More > to a week around Perth. Then two months in a campervan from Adelaide to Cairns, Queensland. He learns how the tree of life connects the whole globe. The route also skirts floods and cyclones. A fortnight in Tasmania and Victoria, with its fatal fires, concludes this far from straightforward quest for the 73 honeyeaters. Finally, New Zealand offers a coda with its own branch of the family. It’s not just about birds: it's a last chance to witness other survivors from the Triassic as they struggle against the latest mass extinction. Railways, cities and culture shock also play cameo roles.< Less
All-Season British Bird Tour by Train By Andy Gibb
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Four sites by train from London to Scotland over four days should net you between 80 and 90 species, which is right up there with doing the whole shebang by car. The highlights will be bitterns and... More > bearded tits, and wintering thrushes and waterfowl, for which the country is internationally important. London offers several exotics – such as rose-ringed (aka ring-necked) parakeet – that have made the UK, and the official British list, their home.< Less