Bookshop

Welcome to our updated online book shop! Thanks to legacies and donations from members we have received a fantastic selection of birding and natural history books with the added bonus that all proceeds go straight to the Society, helping fund our conservation efforts throughout the county.

Bookshop

Welcome to our updated online book shop! Thanks to legacies and donations from members we have received a fantastic selection of birding and natural history books with the added bonus that all proceeds go straight to the Society, helping fund our conservation efforts throughout the county.

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Birds of the Middle East and North Africa poyser

P.A.D Hollom, R.F Porter, S Christensen, Ian Willis
Condition: Very
This first edition from 1988 is in very good condition and is an excellent resource to the Birds of Middle East and North Africa.
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Rails of The World

S. Dillon Ripley
Condition: Very Good
This first edition from 1977 is in excellent condition inside, whilst the dustcover shows some minor wear. A huge monograph with a wealth of
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Australian Marsupials

Keith Davey
Condition: Good
This scarce 1st edition paperback from 1970 is available at a bargain price of £10. Well over £30 on Abe Books.
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Southern African Birdfinder

Callan Cohen, Claire Spottiswoode, Jonathan Rossouw
Condition: Very Good
Where to find 1400 bird species in southern Africa and Madagascar, published in 2006.
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The Birds of The Gambia

Jensen & Kirkeby
Condition: Good
An annotated check-list and guide to birding localities in The Gambia
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Field Guide to the Birds of The Middle East

RF Porter, S Christensen, P Schiermacker-Hansen
Condition: Excellent
This Poyser Field Guide to the Birds of The Middle East is in excellent condition, first edition 1996.
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Where to Watch Birds in Spain The 100 best sites

Jose Antonio Montero
Condition: Good
This sought after Where to Watch guide by Lynx Editions is an excellent resource for a birding holiday to Spain.
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Field Guide to the Birds Of East Africa

Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe
Condition: Excellent
This 2002 first edition Poyser is in excellent condition.
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Guide to The Birds of Madagascar

Olivier Langrand
Condition: Very Good – spine faded
This thorough guide to the Birds of Madagascar is in excellent condition but please note that the dustcover spine is faded by the sun.
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A Birdwatching Guide to the Pyrenees

Jacquie Crozier
Condition: Very Good
This Arlequin press guide to the Pyrenees is in excellent condition. It is the 2001 reprint.
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Prime Origins Guide to Best Birding in Kruger

Brett Hilton – Barber & Lou Arthur
Condition: Good
This scarce guide is in good condition and is listed at a bargain price (£40 plus on ABE Books)
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Seabirds an identification guide

Peter Harrison
Condition: Good
This classic Helm Identification guide is in good condition with some wear and tear to the dustcover.
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Where to watch birds in South America

Nigel Wheatley
Condition: Very Good
This hardback 1st edition is in excellent condition, but does have a slightly faded spine.
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Birds of Madagascar A Photographic Guide

Pete Morris and Frank Hawkins
Condition: Excellent
1998 1st edition. Covering 265 species with excellent colour photographs and descriptive text.
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The Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific

H. Douglas Pratt
Condition: Good
1987 1st edition
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A Guide To The Birds Of Nepal

Carol and Tim Inskipp
Condition: Very Good
Published by Helm , 1st edition 1985.
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A Birders Guide to Costa Rica

Keith Taylor
Condition: Good
Scarce guide in good condition.
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A New Guide to the Birds of Malta

Joe Sultana and Charles Gauci
Condition: Good
A scarce book, printed in 1982.
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Birds of East Africa Vol 1 & 2

C.A.W Guggisberg
Condition: Very Good
A two book series covering the passerines and non-passerines of East Africa
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The Book of The Woodcock

Colin Laurie McKelvie
Condition: Very Good
A fascinating monograph on the Woodcock.
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The Golden Oriole

Paul Mason & Jake Allsop
Condition: Very Good
Part of the highly desirable Poyser monograph series, 1st edition 2009.
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Extinct Birds

Errol Fuller
Condition: Very Good
This revised edition is from 2001 and printed by Cornell University Press.
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The North American Bird Guide

David Sibley
Condition: Good
This 1st edition is complete and in good order. Showing minimal signs of wear and tear, most obvious flaw is a mark on the
Birds of Kenya

Birds Of Kenya

Dale A. Zimmerman, Donald A. Turner, David J. Pearson
Condition: Good
This Helm identification guide is in good condition, the spine is faded by the sun.
The Peregrine Falcon

The Peregrine Falcon

Derek Ratcliffe
Condition: Very Good
This is the USA edition , published in 1980 by Buteo books.
Gulls

Gulls – a guide to identification

P.J Grant
Condition: Very Good
This is the 2nd edition reprint from 1989. A classic Posyer in very good condition
Birds and Berries

Birds and Berries

Babara and David Snow
Condition: Very Good
This 1988 1st edition Poyser is in very good condition.
The Kestrel

The Kestrel

Andrew Village
Condition: Very Good
This 1990 1st edition Poyser is in very good condition.
The Puffin

The Puffin

M.P Harris
Condition: Very Good
1984 1st edition. In very good condition. Slight fading to dustcover.
The Sparrowhawk

The Sparrowhawk

Ian Newton
Condition: Very Good
This sought after Poyser Monograph is available at a bargain price.
Where to Watch birds in South America

Where to Watch Birds in South America

Nigel Wheatley
Condition: Very Good
This is the US first edition from 1995 of Nigel Wheatley’s renowned Where to Watch guide.
Moult in Birds

Moult in Birds – BTO Guide 19

HB Ginn & D S Melville
Condition: Very Good
This highly sought after BTO Guide is available at the bargain price of £10.
Field guide to the birds of britain and europe

A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe

Peterson Mountfort Hollom
Condition: Very Good
This 1983 fourth edition is in very good condition with original dustcover. A classic fieldguide with 1,100 colour illustrations.
A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago

A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago

Richard ffrench
Condition: Very Good
This 1980 revised edition is in very good condition with dustcover. Over 300 bird species illustrated in color.
The birds of the seychelles

The Birds of Seychelles and the Outlying Islands

Malcolm Penny
Condition: Very Good
This 1982 reprint is a complete fieldguide to Seychelles birds with 101 species illustrated.
Birds of Nepal

Birds of Nepal

Robert L Fleming Sr
Condition: Very Good
Birds of Nepal; with reference to Kashmir and Sikkim. This 2nd edition 1979 is in very good condition with original dustcover. Some minor foxing
WIld Flowers New Generation Guide

Collins New Generation Guide ‘Wildflowers’ of Britain & Northern Europe

Alastair Fitter
Condition: Very Good
1st edition 1987 in very good condition. Over 1,100 colour paintings in this excellent fieldguide.
Advanced Bird ID

Advanced Bird ID Guide

Nils Van Duivendijk
Condition: Very Good
A field guide with a difference. Covering 1,300 species and sub-species in a text only format without photographs. An essiential book for ID reference.
Collins Next Generation

Collins New Generation Guide Birds of Britain and Europe 1987

Christopher Perrins
Condition: Very Good
Birds On FIlm

Birds On Film – a photographic diary

Steve Young
Condition: Very Good
A photographic diary from Steve Young’s birding year of 1993. Full of great photographs of jaw dropping mega’s!
2019

Birds In Cornwall 2019

Edited by Hilary Mitchell and Phil Taylor
Condition: New
2020

Birds In Cornwall 2020

Edited by Hilary Mitchell and Phil Taylor
Condition: New
Beguiled by Birds

Beguiled by Birds

Ian Wallace
British Warblers

British Warblers – New Naturalist paperback 1985

Eric Simms
Condition: Good
1955

CBWPS Bird Report 1955

Edited by B.H Ryves, H.M Quick and A.G Parsons
Condition: Good
1965

Cornwall Bird Report 1965

Edited by J.E Beckerlegge, A. G Parsons and N.R Philips
Condition: Good
1961

Cornwall Bird Report 1961

Edited by J.E Beckerlegge, W.E Almond and N.R Philips
Condition: Good
1958

Cornwall Bird Report 1958

Edited by G Allsop, J.E Beckerlegge, R.H Blair, A.G Parsons, H M Quick and B H Ryves
Condition: Good
1954

CBWPS Bird Report 1954

Edited by B.H Ryves, H.M Quick and A.G Parsons
Condition: Good
1960

Cornwall Bird Report 1960

Edited by J.E Beckerlegge & G Allsop
Condition: Good
1956

Cornwall Bird Report 1956

Edited by B.H Ryves, H.M Quick and J E Beckerlegge
Condition: Good
1957

Cornwall Bird Report 1957

Edited by B.H Ryves, H.M Quick and J E Beckerlegge
Condition: Good
Bulgaria

Finding Birds in Bulgaria

Dave Gosney
Condition: Very Good
Hungary

Finding Birds in Hungary

Dave Gosney
Condition: Good
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Finding Birds in Poland

Dave Gosney
Condition: Very Good
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Finding Birds in Israel

Dave Gosney
Condition: Very Good
Collins Bird Guide 1st edition

Collins Bird Guide 1st Edition

Killian Mullarney Lars Svensson, Dan Zetterstrom, Peter J Grant
Condition: Very Good
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Birds Britannica

Mark Cocker
Condition: Very Good – mint except slightly faded spine
Birds Britannica covers over 350 species, concentrating on our social history and cultural links between birds and humans, a fascinating read!
Bird Recognition

Bird Recognition Volumes 1 , 2 & 3

James Fisher
Condition: Good
This vintage set of three Pelican Books by the iconic James Fisher would make a nice addition to the book collection.
RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe

RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe

Rob Hume
Condition: As New
A great photographic fieldguide for beginners that is packed full of information on 320 species. RRP £16.99
The Macmillan Guide to Bird ID

The Macmillan Field Guide to Bird Identification 1st edition

Alan Harris, Laurel Tucker and Keith Vinicombe
Condition: Good
The Birds of The Isles of Scilly

The Birds of The Isles of Scilly

Peter Robinson
Condition: Excellent
This 2003 1st edition by Peter Robinson is a comprehensive overview of the status of every species recorded on these magical isles (up to
Where to Watch birds in Spain

Where to watch birds in North & East Spain + Southern & Western Spain

Ernest Garcia and Andrew Paterson – Michael Rabane
Condition: Very Good
These two books published by Helm would make the perfect companion to a Spanish birding holiday. Covering key sites such as the Pyrenee’s and
1964

CBWPS Bird Report 1964

Edited by J.E Beckerlegge and N.R Philips
Condition: Good
The thirty-fourth annual bird report for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
1963

CBWPS Bird Report 1963

Edited by J.E Beckerlegge and N.R Philips
Condition: Good
The thirty-third annual CBWPS bird report.
1962

CBWPS Bird Report 1962

Edited by J.E Beckerlegge, A.G Parsons and N.R Philips
Condition: Good
The thirty-second annual report from 1962
1959

CBWPS Bird Report 1959

Edited B.H Ryves, JE Beckerlegge & G Allsop
Condition: Good
The twenty-ninth annual bird report is in good condition and makes for an interesting insight into 1950’s birding in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
1948

CBWPS 1948 Bird Report

Edited by B.H Ryves, D Vlentine and H.M Quick
Condition: Good
The Eighteenth Annual Bird Report 1948, a fascinating insight into Cornish birding in 1940s.
1947

CBWPS Bird Report 1947

Edited by B.H Ryves, D Valentine and H.M Quick
Condition: good – front page torn in one corner
The seventeenth annual report is in very good condition and is a fascinating historical insight into cornish birding.
1946

CBWPS Bird Report 1946

Edited by B.H Ryves, D Vlentine and H.M Quick
Condition: Good
The sixteenth annual report is in very good condition and is a fascinating historical insight into cornish birding.
1944

CBWPS Bird Report 1944

Edited by B.H Ryves, D Vlentine and H.M Quick
Condition: very good
The fourteenth annual report is in very good condition and is a fascinating historical insight into Cornish birding.
Gulls

Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America

Klaus Malling Olsen and Hans Larsson
Condition: very good
This is a 1st edition and part of the Helm identification guides series.
Crows and Jays

Crows and Jays

Steve Madge and Hilary Burn
Condition: very good
A Helm identification guide to the crows, jays and magpies of the world. 1993 1st edition.
Seabirds

Seabirds an identification guide

Peter Harrison
Condition: very good
This 1989 reprint is part of the Helm identification guide series.
Flight Identification of European Raptors

Flight Identification of European Raptors

R.F Porter et al
Condition: good – dustcover shows slight discolouring on edges
This is the 1981 3rd edition of this classic Poyser book.
Birds of Europe

Birds of Europe with North Africa and the Middle East

Lars Johnson
Condition: good
     
Tits

Tits, Nuthatches & Treecreepers

Simon Harrap and David Quinn
Condition: very good – slightly faded spine
This sought after 1st edition Helm Identifaction Guide covers 110 species of the world’s tits, nuthatches and treecreepers in great detail.
Swallows and Martins of the world

Swallows and Martins Of The World

Angela Turner and Chris Rose
Condition: Good
This 1989 1st edition Helm Fieldguide is still the most complete guide to hirundines on the market.
best days with british birds

Best Days with British Birds

Malcolm Ogilvie
Condition: very good – slightly faded spine
A fascinating anthology of some prominent birders ‘Best Days’ birding. Including Bill Oddie, Ian Lewington, Peter Grant, Keith Vinicombe and Steve Gantlett.
Birds-of-Ceylon-e1637268797452

A Guide to the Birds of Ceylon

By G.M.Henry
Condition: Very Good with dustcover
Breeding-Virds-of-Devon-e1637268693799

Breeding Birds of Devon

by H.P Sitters
Condition: Very Good
Birds-of-Britain-and-Europe-e1637262811787

Birds of Britain & Europe

by Rob Hume
Condition: Excellent with CD
Birds-of-The-British-Isles-and-their-Eggs-Coward-e1637262724 (1)

Birds Of The British Isles and their Eggs

by T.A Coward
Condition: Very Good with original dustcover (faded spine)
Birds-of-the-West-Indies-James-Bond-e1637262670605

Birds of the West Indies

by James Bond
Condition: Good with dustcover (faded spine)
Birdwatching-RSR-Fitter-e1637262591479

Collins Guide to Bird Watching

by RSR Fitter 1980
Condition: Very Good
Collins-BTO-Guide-to-British-Birds-e1637262403178

Collins BTO Guide to British Birds

by BTO
Condition: As new
British-Tits-e1607450901161

New Naturalist British Tits (1979 1st edition)

by Christopher Perrins
Condition: Very Good (edges slightly foxed, dustcover spine creased)
BWP-Volume-2-e1607458809493

Handbook of the Birds of The Western Palearctic Volume 2, Hawks to Bustards

by Cramp et al
Condition: Very Good
Frontiers-Of-Bird-ID-e1607450587900

Frontiers Of Bird Identification

by J.T.R Sharrock
Condition: Good (slight tears to dustcover)
New-Nat-Birds-of-Prey

New Naturalist British Birds Of Prey 1st edition reprint 1976

by Leslie Brown
Condition: Good (dustcover badly damaged)
Field-Guide-to-Eastern-Birds

Field Guide to Eastern Birds (3rd edition 1947)

by Roger Tory Peterson
Condition: Good with dustcover
Scarce-Migrant-Birds-in-Britain-and-Ireland-e1610209293600

Poyser Scarce Migrant Birds in Britain and Ireland

J.T.R Sharrock. 2010 Bloomsbury Reprint
Condition: Excellent
Crossley-1

The Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland

by Richard Crossley and Dominic Couzens
Condition: Good
Pictorial-Guide-to-the-Birds-of-the-Indian-Subcontinent-e161 (1)

A Pictorial Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent

by S Ali et al 1983
Condition: Good – Faded Dustcover
Introduced-Birds-of-the-World-e1637010845215

Introduced Birds of the World

by John L Long.1981
Condition: Very Good
Birds-of-Thailand-e1637095524939

A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand

by Craig Robson
Condition: Very Good – signed by Mike Langman (the illustrator)
Fair-Isles-Garden-Birds-e1637010948620

Fair Isle’s ‘Garden’ Birds

by John Holloway
Condition: Good
Popular-Handbook-of-British-Birds-PAD-Hollom-e1637010676497- (1)

The Popular Handbook of British Birds

by P.A.D Hollom
Condition: Very Good with Dustcover
British-Birds-Their-Nests-and-Eggs

British Birds Their Nests and Eggs. 6 Volume Set

by Brumby & Clarke.
Condition: Condition is fair. Inside very good with minimal foxing but spines are poor. Please ask for more detailed information.
The-Moths-of-the-British-Isles-e1610212550156

Wayside and Woodland Series. The Moths Of The British Isles series one

by Richard South 1939
Condition: Good – (faded spine)
Butterflies-of-the-British-Isles-e1610212340493

Wayside and Woodland Series. The Butterflies of The British Isles

by Richard South 1941
Condition: Good – (faded spine)
Field-Guide-to-Eastern-Birds

Field Guide to Eastern Birds

by Roger Tory Peterson. 1947
Condition: Very Good with dustcover
The-Status-Of-Seabirds-in-Britain-and-Ireland-e1611607535616 (1)

The Status of Seabirds in Britain and Ireland

By Poyser
Condition: Very Good
The-Birds-OF-East-and-Central-Africa-e1610209557831

A Field Guide to The Birds of East and Central Africa

by J.G Williams. 1977
Condition: Good
The-Birds-Of-Oman-e1637010470527

The Birds of Oman

by Michael Gallagher
Condition: Very Good
Birds-Of-China-e1610212735827

The Birds of China

by Rodolphe De Schauensee 1992
Condition: Good
Birds-of-The-Middle-East-Poyser-e1637009962752

Field Guide to the Birds of The Middle East

RF Porter et al. Poyser,
Condition: Very Good
Where-to-Watch-Birds-in-Shetland-Hugh-Harrop-e1637010011522

Where to Watch Birds In Shetland

Hugh Harrop
Condition: Very Good
Birds-Of-East-Africa-J.G-Williams-e1612732158666

A Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa

J.G Williams et al 1984
Condition: Good
Bird-Songs-From-Around-the-World-e1637094496859

Bird Songs From Around The World

by Les Beletsky
Condition: Very Good
Western-Birds-Peterson-e1637010214892

A Field Guide to Western Birds

by Roger Tory Peterson -1961 2nd edition
Condition: Very Good with dustcover
Scarce-Migrant-Birds-in-Britain-and-Ireland-e1610209293600

Poyser Scarce Migrant Birds in Britain and Ireland 1974

by J.T.R Sharrock 1974
Condition: Good – some creases to spine
Flight-ID-of-European-Raptors-e1612731085158

Poyser Flight Identification of European Raptors

by R.F Porter et al. 1976 2nd edition
Condition: Very Good