Tracks and Signs of the Animals and Birds of Britain and Europe

Author: Lars-Henrik Olsen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400847921
Release Date: 2013-08-25
Genre: Nature

This beautifully illustrated field guide enables you to easily identify the tracks and signs left by a wide variety of mammal and bird species found in Britain and Europe, covering behaviors ranging from hunting, foraging, and feeding to courtship, breeding, and nesting. Introductory chapters offer detailed drawings of footprints and tracks of large and small mammals, which are followed by sections on mammal scat, bird droppings, and the feeding signs of animals on food sources such as nuts, cones, and rose hips. The book then describes specific mammal species, providing information on size, distribution, behavior, habitat, and similar species, as well as more specific detail on tracks and scat. Distribution maps are also included. This indispensable field guide covers 175 species of mammals and birds, and features a wealth of stunning color photos and artwork throughout. Helps you easily identify the tracks and signs of a variety of mammals and birds Covers 175 species Illustrated throughout with photos, drawings, and artwork ncludes informative descriptions of mammal species along with distribution maps

Tracks and Signs of the Birds of Britain and Europe

Author: David Lees
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408135723
Release Date: 2010-06-30
Genre: Science

Featuring updated data for this second edition, this is a field guide to the tracks and signs of European birds. It describes, with colour illustrations, the many physical signs that can be found in the field. From feathers and skulls to prey remains and pellets, the volume seeks to enable the field ornithologist to establish the presence of a species without necessarily ever encountering the bird itself. Using the information provided, readers should be able to learn much about their local birds' habitat use and lifestyles. This edition includes ten new plates of artwork, and covers a number of new species.

Tracks and Signs of the Birds of Britain and Europe

Author: David Lees
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408135723
Release Date: 2010-06-30
Genre: Science

Featuring updated data for this second edition, this is a field guide to the tracks and signs of European birds. It describes, with colour illustrations, the many physical signs that can be found in the field. From feathers and skulls to prey remains and pellets, the volume seeks to enable the field ornithologist to establish the presence of a species without necessarily ever encountering the bird itself. Using the information provided, readers should be able to learn much about their local birds' habitat use and lifestyles. This edition includes ten new plates of artwork, and covers a number of new species.

RSPB Nature Tracker s Handbook

Author: Nick Baker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472932563
Release Date: 2015-12-10
Genre: Nature

Every animal leaves some kind of trace as it passes and the art of tracking is very much like learning to read. If you learn to read the signs left by footprints, leftover food, droppings and scrapes in the earth you will soon be able to tell the story of an animal's life, packed with fascinating details and hidden meanings This new book shows readers how to find and interpret the evidence that animals leave behind, from a footprint, a bent blade of grass, a soil disturbance or a chewed nut or leaf. Combined with other signs, tracks and trails they will soon be able to build a profile of a huge range of creatures. Readers will not only learn the difference between a poo and a pellet; but will be able to spot the differences between pellets regurgitated by a variety of bird species. Written by popular nature presenter, Nick Baker, and beautifully designed and illustrated, the book is a brand new approach to the curious science of nature tracking.

Britain s Mammals

Author: Dominic Couzens
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400866038
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Genre: Nature

Britain's Mammals is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in the wild in Britain and Ireland in recent times—including marine mammals, bats and introduced species that have bred. The book features hundreds of stunning photographs and incorporates invaluable tips and suggestions to help you track down and identify even the most difficult species. This easy-to-use book provides an introduction to the different types of mammal. Concise species accounts focus on identification and include up-to-date information on sounds, habitat, food, habits, breeding behaviour and population and status, as well as descriptions of key field signs—including tracks, droppings and nests—that give away the presence of mammals even when they are out of sight. In addition, guidance is provided on ways of studying and observing mammals—including small-mammal trapping, bat detecting and whale watching—as well as mammal conservation, legislation and further sources of useful information. Handy and informative, this guide is the ideal companion for anyone interested in watching mammals in Britain and Ireland. Comprehensive coverage of every mammal recorded in Britain and Ireland 500 superb colour photographs carefully selected to show key identification features Up-to-date distribution maps Detailed illustrations of tracks, dentition and other identification features Helpful tips for identifying tracks and other signs you may find in the field Latest information on status, population, distribution and conservation designations Advice on finding and watching mammals

Tracks and Signs of the Birds of Britain and Europe

Author: Roy Brown
Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
ISBN: 0713635231
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Animal tracks

A guide to the tracks and other signs of European birds. It describes, using colour illustrations, the many physical signs that can be found in the field, from feathers and skulls to prey remains and pellets. The volume seeks to enable the ornithologist to establish the presence of a species without necessarily encountering the bird itself. This second edition is revised and updated to include more data and ten new plates of artwork, and it covers a number of extra species.

Animal Tracks and Signs

Author: Preben Bang
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199299978
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

Animal Tracks and Signs was first published in English in the 1970s, and immediately established itself as an all-time classic. Totally unique in its accessible, down-to-earth approach and detailed coverage of more than 200 creatures, it is the only book in print that enables readers to determine which animals have passed through the countryside by examining the traces they have left behind, opening up a captivating new world that might otherwise remain unseen. Whether following footprints in mud, sand, or snow, feeding marks on cones, nuts, trees, and animal remains; homes and hiding places above and below ground; or feathers, pellets, and droppings, readers are taught how to identify the bird or mammal that has been before them, aided by hundreds of beautiful, informative colour photographs, line drawings, and diagrams, and clear descriptions of the anatomy, behavior, movements patterns, and habitat of different species. Quick-reference place sections compare actual-size prints, pellets, and droppings for fast identification on the move, covering such diverse wildlife as the shrew, hedgehog, fox, elk, and bear; the sparrow, kestrel, and eagle owl. The new reissued edition includes a new Foreword by Ray Mears, who has found this book to be an invaluable point of reference throughout his career, and recommends it to students on his Bushcraft and Survival courses.

Animal Tracks Signs

Author: Jinny Johnson
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426302533
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A species-by-species guide to the clues left behind by more than four hundred animals helps readers identify what to look for when tracking animals (or imagining tracking them) in the wild or in the back yard.

Pocket Guide To Tracks and Signs

Author: Gerard Gorman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472915603
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Genre: Nature

A sign-by-sign guide which is essential for anyone hoping to detect hidden wildlife in Britain and the rest of Europe. There are chapters on feeding signs, homes, droppings, pellets and tracks of creatures including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibian and insects, with each divided into simple sections. The book is illustrated with photographs from the author's library which he has built up over many years. This book is as visually impressive as it is useful in the field with many stunning full-page images to support the authoritative text. The introduction explains the basics of tracks and tracking, and the identification of the signs that you find.

Collins Complete British Animals

Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007349500
Release Date: 2010-03-04
Genre: Photography

Collins Complete British Animals is a comprehensive guide to the identification of species and their tracks and trails. Each animal has two pages of coverage, containing detailed information, distribution maps, numerous photographs of the animal itself, its habitat, tracks, and signs. Observation tips, habitats, and natural history are included for each entry and species are grouped according to families.

Wild France

Author: Bob Gibbons
Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)
ISBN: 1847733409
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: France

'Wild France' celebrates the landscapes and natural history of this surprisingly diverse country. Expert naturalist Bob Gibbons examines the geography and climate, the many different habitat types and the remarkable variety of wildlife, while more than 260 colour photographs illustrate the species and places mentioned in the text.

Southern African Wildlife

Author: Mike Unwin
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841623474
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

Introduces the habitats and animals in southern Africa, and offers travel tips and information for the locations, sights, and activities to do while visiting the area.

Bradt Central and Eastern European Wildlife

Author: Gerard Gorman
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841622311
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Nature

The wildlife of eastern Europe is one of the unexpected attractions of a region best known for its cultural assets: relatively few visitors are aware of the diversity on their holiday doorstep, from brown bears and wolves to numerous birds no longer common in the west of the continent. Accessible and beautifully illustrated, the guide will appeal both to the holidaymaker and to the serious naturalist seeking a compact volume to carry around. And after the trip, it will also make an attractive souvenir. The guide covers the wildlife of: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kaliningrad, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina.Bradt's fully illustrated wildlife guides focus on regions of the world particularly celebrated for their amazing and often unique species. With spectacular photography or exclusive watercolour drawings throughout, each visitors' guide provides an introduction to the region's principal flora and fauna alongside suggested wildlife itineraries, practical information on when to go and what to take and photography tips. Written in a deliberately engaging way, they offer something different from dry field guides, and will appeal to the interested layman as much as the wildlife devotee. Ideal as a lightweight companion to any wildlife trip they also make a handsome souvenir.

Mammals of Britain Europe

Author: David Whyte Macdonald
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 0002197790
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Nature

This book covers every species of mammal that occur in Europe and in the seas around it, over 230 species, in detail. The text not only covers the vital information for identifying the differences between a rabbit and a hare, a red deer and a roe deer, or a killer whale and a long-finned pilot whale, or how to tell a red fox print from a dog, but also provides all the biological and taxonomic information you need to positively identify mammals. It also gives readers an insight into how the animals live, how crested porcupine adults keep their young warm crushing them between the parents, how many baby seals actually moult while still inside the mother and why the red fox can cause such destruction.

Bird Feathers

Author: S. David Scott
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811742172
Release Date: 2010-09-03
Genre: Nature

Over 400 photos of representative feathers from 379 species.