Be a Birder: My love of birdwatching and how to get started (Paperback)
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Be a Birder: My love of birdwatching and how to get started (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 09/05/2024
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Waterstones Says

The much-loved wildlife cameraman and winner of Strictly Come Dancing makes the perfect companion in this fascinating guide to birdwatching, which touches on all areas of ornithology and twitching.

Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2024

Discover the wonderful world of birdwatching with wildlife cameraman Hamza Yassin - winner of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing2022 and presenter of BBC documentary Hamza: Strictly Birds of Prey

'Birds have been with me my entire life - from the colourful weaver birds on the banks of the Nile in Sudan to the magpies of Newcastle, from the roosting peregrine falcons near my parents' house in Northampton to the white-tailed eagles on the west coast of Scotland. I love them. If you take the time to stop and listen, you'll see the world through different eyes. It's all out there, waiting for you to find it. And it might just bring you as much joy as it's brought me.'

Journey along with Hamza in Be a Birder as he recounts stories of his birding adventures, and shares tips and tricks to help you get started in birdwatching.

In this beautifully illustrated guide featuring fifty of Hamza's favourite birds, you will learn how to start identifying birds, understand their behaviour and movements, and find even more exciting birds, wherever you are. Starting with the goldfinch in your garden, to tawny owls in woodlands, to the elusive kingfisher near rivers and marshes, you will build your birdwatching confidence and push yourself further afield to find new feathered wonders.

Encouraging us all to stop, step outside and listen, Be a Birder is both a practical guide and a joyous celebration of these incredible creatures. Once you start looking for them, and with Hamza as your guide, your world will be forever changed.

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781856755108
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Brings a little bit of joy to us all - Guardian

Set to become BBC's next David Attenborough - Daily Mail

He is a delight and joy personified - Marian Keyes

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“Im-peck-able and beautiful guide to birds!”

This is a complete gem of a book! Before picking this up, I have to admit I didn't notice the birds around me very much... and now it's like a lovely layer of the world around me has been uncovered. I loved... More

Paperback edition
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“A joyful book, full of facts!”

I love bird watching and wanted this book as soon as I knew it was being published. Thanks to the publisher for sending me this copy!

I’m also a fan of Hamza as he seems such a lovely soul. It is packed full of... More

Hardback edition
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“Accessible and joyous”

Down to earth and interesting, with little bits of back story and history. I found myself lost in this book when I only picked it up to look up one bird. 3 birds later I was smiling and hoping to meet some of these... More

Paperback edition
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