Nature & Wildlife

A Year of Birdsong: 52 stories of songbirds

Fascinating stories about birdsong for every week of the year.

Leading bird expert Dominic Couzens takes us on a journey around the world to enjoy an authentic year of birdsong, from the influence of the blackbird’s song on classical music to the amazing imitations of the lyrebird. A myriad of topics are covered, including bird nature and behavior, literature inspired by birdsong, the musicality of the sounds, and what different songs communicate. The fifty-two entries are illustrated by award-winning artist Madeleine Floyd and come with a QR code to let readers listen to the birdsong.

About The Author

Dominic Couzens is a British birder and writer specializing in avian and natural history. He contributes regularly to Bird Watching and BBC Wildlife magazines and is also a professional field trip guide. He is the author of A Bird a Day and lives in Dorset. Madeleine Floyd is an artist with a particular passion for wildlife who works mainly in oil, watercolor, and ink. She studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Camberwell College of Art and Design. She is the author and illustrator of Birdsong and is based in London.

  • Publish Date: March 07, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Nature - Birdwatching Guides
  • Publisher: Batsford
  • Trim Size: 6-1/10 x 8-3/4
  • Pages: 224
  • US Price: $27.95
  • CDN Price: $37.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-84994-730-5

Author Bookshelf: Dominic Couzens