Nature & Wildlife

Bird A Day

The beauty and fascination of birds is unrivalled. Every day of the year, immerse yourself in their world with an entry from A Bird of Day, where Dominic Couzens offers an insight into everything from the humble Robin to Emperor Penguins, who are in the midst of Arctic storms protecting their young on 1 July. Or discover the fate of the Passenger Pigeon which became extinct through overhunting on 1 September 2014. If you ever visit the Himalayan uplands, go in late November when you can see a flock of the cobalt blue Grandala birds, which is one of the wonders of the natural world.

The author is a world expert on birds and particularly bird behaviour and he reveals endless fascinating stories of birds from all over the globe to give a rich tapestry of avian life with stunning photography, illustration and arresting art. All of bird life is covered, from nesting, migration, and courting to birdsong and curious bird behaviour.

From the promiscuous Fairywren of Australia, who gives petals to his mistresses, to the singing instructions of the female Northern Cardinal in North America, this is a delightful dip-in-and-out book for any nature lover.

About The Author

Dominic Couzens is a British birder, author and journalist specialising in avian and natural history subjects. He contributes regularly to Bird Watching and BBC Wildlife magazines; and is also a professional field trip guide. His books The Secret Lives of Garden Birds, The Secret Lives of British Birds, and The Secret Lives of Garden Wildlife all received praise, with the former selected by The Guardian as one of the best wildlife books of 2004, an accolade also received by the Secret Lives of British Birds, and the latter picked as one of the best new nature books of Spring 2008 by The Times. He is also the author of A Bird a Day.

  • Publish Date: September 03, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Nature - Birdwatching Guides
  • Publisher: Batsford
  • Trim Size: 6-1/7 x 8-5/8
  • Pages: 368
  • US Price: $27.95
  • CDN Price: $37.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-84994-586-8


'An ideal reference book for fledgling ornithologists.' - The Field - Mary Skipworth ||

'Couzens has created a nuanced book that offers many windows, roads, nooks and crannies to enhance our own personal journey with birds.' - Birdwatch ||

'For dipping into – and learning a lot when you do' - Mark Avery Blog - Stephen Moss ||

'Perfect for dipping into, beautifully written, and great to look at.' - Birdwatching, Book of the Month ||

'This is an attractive book to look at and an interesting one to read. It would make a very good Christmas present for just about anyone who is interested in birds, whatever their level of knowledge.' - Mark Avery

Author Bookshelf: Dominic Couzens