Urban Aviary provides city-dwellers around the world with a guide to some of the most extraordinary species of birds that live alongside them.
- Stephen Moss's expert knowledge and insight details the behaviour, habitat and key facts of each bird
- Helpful spotting hints and species fact boxes
- Each entry is accompanied by Marc Martin's beautiful watercolours
A unique guide to the unusual and often surprising birds that soar above our cities around the world. From frigatebirds wheeling over Rio de Janeiro to bowerbirds displaying in the suburbs of Canberra, penguins in Cape Town to pelicans in San Francisco, and huge flocks of starlings roosting around the Colosseum in Rome, the world's cities are home to a remarkable array of feathered citizens.
Through Stephen Moss's expert knowledge and insight, Urban Aviary
provides a beautiful guide to some of the most extraordinary species of city birds that have become native, including helpful spotting hints and fact boxes for each bird, all of which are brought to life by Marc Martin's distinctive and beautiful watercolours.
About the Author
Stephen Moss is one of Britain's leading nature writers, broadcasters and TV producers. He writes the Guardian
's monthly Birdwatch
column and was the original Springwatch
producer. He appears on radio and wrote BBC Radio 4's tie-in Tweet of the Day
. He is currently President of the Somerset Wildlife Trust. His books include Collins Gem Garden Birds, This Birding Life: The Best of the Guardian's Birdwatch, A Bird in the Bush: A Social History of Birdwatching, A Sky Full of Starlings: A Diary of the Birding Year and Wild Hares
About the Illustrator
Marc Martin is an illustrator, artist and book maker based in Melbourne, Australia. His illustrations have been commissioned by clients such as Monocle, GQ
. He is the author and illustrator of 5 children's books since 2012.