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Collins British Bird Guide? (1 Viewer)

colin mm

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Hi guys,
Its been a while since i was on here due to life,work and things. But Iv been trying to find this book which i thought came out a year or two ago?
Being British Birds only would be ideal for me as the Collins Bird Guide I have now, which is the first edition from 1999, has a lot more in it than i need.
I thought if anyone knew where i might get a copy you guys would. so if you could point me in the right direction id be grateful.
Many thanks guys.
 

Mono

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There were plans to bring out a cut down version of Collins Bird Guide with just British birds but the publishing date was repeatedly put back and the last year it was cancelled.
 

colin mm

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Thanks mono that's disappointing, I was looking forward to that one.
Are there any good replacements for it with nice paintings instead of photos?
 

delia todd

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Do you really want a book Colin? Their phone app is excellent and from what I can see most of the images are paintings.

Though someone's bound to know different LOL.
 

colincurry

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England
Not paintings but try Ornithopedia Europe. This is an android app which is free, and I prefer it to the Collins. You can download it on Windows using Bluestacks as a vehicle. Probably wouldn't work on Apple because of their restrictive practices.

Colin
 

colin mm

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Thanks for the replies guys.
Hi Delia I do like a nice book to browse, though I had thought about an app too but it doesn't have the same feel for me as a book .
But I will have a look at the apps you guys have suggested.
Thanks all.
 

colin mm

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Both sound great books, but there seems so many. I wonder what the favourite of everyones here is.
Seeing the most popular will help me decide as there's so many out there ��
 

pbjosh

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Not paintings but try Ornithopedia Europe. This is an android app which is free, and I prefer it to the Collins. You can download it on Windows using Bluestacks as a vehicle. Probably wouldn't work on Apple because of their restrictive practices.

Colin

I would guess it has more to do with the developer simply not having made a version for iOS than Apple's practices. The Peru field guide has been made into an excellent application that is, unfortunately, iOS only. I don't assume they did that because of Google's policies, but rather some other mundane reason.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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