Wow! How field guides have changed. Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland gives comprehensive photographic coverage of every bird recorded in Britain and Ireland to date. Here’s Keith’s take on this photographic field guide.
With over 10,000 bird species around the world grouped into about 230 families, there are plenty of birds to see – and over 200 countries to choose from. So how do you plan to see them? I think everybody has a different approach, so there isn’t a “one size fits all” answer. Importantly you need… Read more
Robins and Chats, by Peter Clement and Chris Rose 2015 Published by Christopher Helm Buy now This is the latest in the long-running series of Helm Identification Guides – and like the others it is an impressive and weighty tome. A previous Helm volume by Peter Clement on the Thrushes appeared in 2000. At that time… Read more
This attractive guide uses uncomplicated text to explain what birds of the Serengeti you are most likely to see. It is not designed to be totally comprehensive.
What is you were given a free holiday every month for a year! Where would you go and what would you see? Here is the first in a series of My Travel Wish List: A Year of Birds & Nature.
Keith Betton recently traveled to Chile for a few weeks and wrote about his birding adventures. What were his favorite birds from that trip? Read below to find out.
Keith Betton and friends travel around Arica, between the Atacama Desert and the Pacific Ocean, in search of the endangered Chilean Hillstar and other star birds. A vagrant Curlew Sandpiper (second on record for Chile) also makes appearances.
Keith Betton and friends travel through scenic Chile in search of the wild and wary Tapaculos.
Santiago is a pleasant base for several days of diverse birding and the chance to see several of Chile’s endemic birds.
Writer and UK birder Keith Betton reviews the latest addition to the Crossley family of field guides: The Birds of Britain and Ireland.