iuI use these ‘Spot 50’ books all the time when working outside with children (other titles include wildflowers, trees and insects).  They are easy to navigate as a simple field guide, and contain just the right level and amount of information about each species. 

Each species has its own page, with a large labelled picture and a fact file (scientific name, size, call, breeding information etc).  The 50 birds are organised by family (flycatchers, wagtails and waxwings; thrushes; finches; martins, swallows and swifts; woodpeckers; raptors etc), with each family having a different coloured page background.  The contents page doubles up as a checklist to tick off the species that are seen. 

Spot 50 Garden Birds. Camilla de la Bedoyere (2014). Miles Kelly Publishing. Paperback, pp56. ISBN 978-1-84810-610-7. RRP £6.99. 

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