Thursday, 14 January 2016

A chance to get your hands on some great bird books.

If, like me, you are an avid collector of bird books, you may have quite a few by now! But can you ever have too many? (Actually you can. A friend of mine had so many second-hand books in his loft that the ceiling fell in!)

We have some first class second-hand bird books for sale at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve this week.

This list contains just a few of our best books that we currently have in stock (13 January 2016). 
The books mostly came from one person's collection that they kindly donated to us. They are all in excellent condition. Many are review copies sent out by publishers. We also sell other genres, often at only £1 each.

I looked up the value of these books on Amazon and other sites and I have quoted the current prices they are offering for used copies in good condition. Please make us an offer! All of the money we raise is spent on improvements at the Nature Reserve.
Birds of the Western Palearctic: OUP edition, as new. 
9 Volumes; $800 US but £20-£30 per volume. Whole set £200 +

The Sparrowhawk by Ian Newton (1986) £50

Population Ecology of Raptors by Ian Newton £32

Warblers of the Americas (an ID guide) (1994) £47 used (but seen for £380 new!)

Pittas, Broadbills and Asities (Pica Press) (1996) £50 -£80

Kingfishers, Bee-eaters and Rollers (Helm 1992) £70

Sibley Guide to Birdlife and Behaviour (2001) £14

Gulls of the Americas (A Peterson Guide) (2007) £361 or $237 US

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Princeton) 4 volumes. £100 each

The Handbook of Bird ID (Princeton) (1998) £40

Seabirds by Harrison (Helm) 2 copies £12 each

Contact: The Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve