Be a Birder is a book on discovering the joy of bird watching and how to get started, by popular TV ornithologist Hamza Yassin. This beautifully illustrated guide featurs 50 of his favourite birds, to learn to understand their habitat, behavour and movements. Starting with the goldfinch in your garden, he then covers tawny owls in woodlands, kingfishers in rivers, Arctic terns, peregrine falcons and more.
Don’t play birdsong when watching birds, it can confuse and make them vulnerable to predators. Learn how to help our garden birds. Never face indoor foliage to outdoor windows to help stop birds flying into windows (use blinds/screens and turn out unnecessary lights).
about the author
Hamza Yassin is a wildlife cameraman born in Sudan who moved to Scotland when young. After studying conservation and biological photography, he has appeared on several TV shows, educating us about wildlife. He has also presented a TV series on birds of prey.