This is a selection of books we put together for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. Here is a small selection of bird books (in Welsh and English, for children and adults) that we have in stock, and are useful for this weekend's birdwach and throughout the year.
Cyfres am Dro Adar
Birds of all colour and kind are found in this appealing book by Angharad Tomos, which is full of facts in simple language with clear images. I wonder what is Rwdlan's favourite bird? An online digital resource coincides with the series. hwb.wales.gov.uk
An educational jigsaw which includes 70 robust jigsaw pieces.
Llyfr Bach o Ganeuon
Adar yr Ardd
Being able to identify bird song is a skill that will stay with you for the rest of your life. That's where this enchanting introduction comes into its own. Listen to the songs of 12 common species via the simple sound bar and read all about them in the book.
Mawr y Plant
A beautifully illustrated, factual book about 50 birds seen in Wales, with a double page for each bird, comprising facts, photographs, poems and especially commissioned illustrations. Details include bird descriptions, size, habitat and food together with a useful glossary.
A Welsh adaptation of a full colour illustrated gazetteer comprising comprehensive information about over 420 birds of Europe, their characteristics, habitats and customs. First published in February 2005.
Our Garden Birds
In this beautiful, collectible new volume, street artist Matt Sewell offers his own unique take on 52 of our favourite British garden birds. Since its first appearance in July 2009, Matt's 'Bird of the Week' feature for the Caught by the River website has quickly become a cult hit. His pop-art watercolours are distinctive and enchanting, as are his innovative descriptions, which see great tits 'bossing the other birds around', the 'playful yet shy buoyancy' of bullfinches and the 'improbable' nature of the waxwing ('like a computer-generated samurai finch'). With 52 birds, one for each week of the year, this delightful gift book will appeal to birders, children and adults, and art and design fans alike.
A Bird a Day
The beauty and fascination of birds is unrivalled. Every day of the year, immerse yourself in their world with an entry from A Bird of Day, where Dominic Couzens offers an insight into everything from the humble Robin to Emperor Penguins, who are in the midst of Arctic storms protecting their young on 1 July. Or discover the fate of the Passenger Pigeon which became extinct through overhunting on 1 September 2014. If you ever visit the Himalayan uplands, go in late November when you can see a flock of the cobalt blue Grandala birds, which is one of the wonders of the natural world.
How to Attract Birds into your Garden
Make a difference to your local birdlife. Help reverse the decline in bird numbers by creating a haven in which they will thrive. It's a win-win. Provide the best shelter, feeding and nesting opportunities for them and then you can reap the rewards as they sing and entertain.
The Little Book of Garden Bird Songs
The birds that are featured here are amongst the 12 best-known European garden birds that you are most likely to see at a bird table. In addition to the easy to use sound bar, there is a general introduction to each bird that highlights its key characteristics, accompanied by an informative data profile and some surprising facts.
Authoritative text and beautiful photographs show the distinguishing features of each bird, including information on each species' feeding, behavioural habits, breeding, voice and population. An extensive introduction provides information on nesting sites, water, pests and predators.