Bill Oddie's Birding & Nature Books

Birdwatching/wildlife themed booked written by Bill Oddie or tie-ins with his many nature television series.

Bill Oddie's Little Black Bird Book

Author: Bill Oddie

Hardcover Edition
Published by Eyre Methuen Ltd on October 2, 1980
ISBN: 0413478203
160 pages

Paperback Edition
Published by Methuen Paperbacks on March 11, 1982
ISBN: 0413494802
150 pages

Reissue Softcover Edition
Published by Robson Books in 1995
ISBN: 0860519597
150 pages

A humorous book by Bill Oddie about birdwatching and birdwatchers. Bill wrote a new introduction for the 1995 reissue.

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hardcover edition

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paperback edition

Gone Birding

Author: Bill Oddie

Hardcover
Published by Methuen in September 1983
ISBN: 0413518604
180 pages

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Bill Oddie's Colouring Guide to Birds

Written and illustrated by Bill Oddie

Published by Pan Books Ltd on January 11, 1991.

ISBN: 033031601X
32 pages

The best description comes from the back cover – “Bill Oddie has chosen 14 well-known birds, common in the

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town and country, for this bird-watching guide with a difference. Each entry includes a full colour photograph, lots of fascinating facts about the bird’s habits and Bill Oddie’s own tips on how to spot them. And then it’s over to you to colour in the sketches

Follow That Bird!: Around the World With a Passionate Bird-Watcher

Author: Bill Oddie

Hardcover Edition
Published by Robson Books on May 1, 1996
ISBN: 0860519198
172 pages

Paperback Edition
Published by Robson Books; New Ed edition on September 1, 1997
ISBN: 1861050887
172 pages

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Birding with Bill Oddie

Authors: Bill Oddie and Stephen Moss

Paperback
Published by BBC Consumer Publishing on February 13, 1997
ISBN: 0563387483
224 pages

A book to accompany the tv series of the same name. This is intended to be a practical guide to birdwatching. The first part deals

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with the techniques, the second part tries to describe the enjoyment of birdwatching.

Bill Oddie's Birds of Britain

Author: Bill Oddie

Hardcover Edition
Published by New Holland Publishers, Ltd. On April 1, 1999
ISBN: 1853688983
240 pages

Paperback Edition
Published by New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd on February 1, 2001

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Bill Oddie's Introduction to Birdwatching

Author: Bill Oddie

Hardcover
Published by New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd on February 28, 2002
ISBN: 1859748945
144 pages

A book for novice birdwatchers.

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Springwatch and Autumnwatch

by Bill Oddie, Kate Humble and Simon King

Hardcover Edition
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd on April 2, 2007
ISBN: 978 0007 247066
256 pages

Paperback Edition
Published by Collins Publishers Ltd on June 2, 2008
ISBN: 978-0007285105
256 pages

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The Big Bird Race

Authors: Bill Oddie and David Tomlinson

Paperback
Published by Collins in 1983
ISBN: 0002190532
160 pages

From the book’s back cover: “It’s East Anglia in May 1983. There are two teams, each containing four of the country’s top birders. David Tomlinson leads 

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the dedicated and organized Country Life men. On the other side are Bill Oddie and the Fauna and Flora Preservation Society team, laid-back and confident. Their goal…to win The Big Bird Race by seeing and/or hearing more kinds of bird in 24 hours than their opponents."

Birdwatching for the Under Tens

Author: Bill Oddie

Hardcover
Published by George Philip Limited on September 26, 1991
ISBN: 0540012440
48 pages

A guide for young birdwatchers.

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Bill Oddie's Birds About Town (A Colouring Guide)

Written and illustrated by Bill Oddie

Published by Pan Macmillian Children\'s Books in 1992.
ISBN: 0330325053
32 pages

The description comes from the back cover – “This is Bill Oddie's second colouring guide - this

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time they are birds that you can find in parks and gardens (and there's a lot more than just sparrows!).

Like Bill Oddie's colouring Guide to Birds..., each entry has a clear colour photograph which, together with lots of fascinating facts and Bill\'s own tips, will help you to colour in the sketches and learn to spot the birds about town themselves!"

Bird in the Nest

Author:s Bill Oddie and Peter Holden

Hardcover Edition
Published by Robson Books in 1995
ISBN: 086051983X
146 pages

Paperback Edition
Published by Robson Books on April 1, 1997
ISBN: 1861050399
142 pages

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The story behind the 1994 BBC television series which featured live broadcasts direct from a hide.

 

Birdwatching with Bill Oddie

Author: Bill Oddie

Hardcover Edition
Published by Macmillan Press Ltd on April 7, 1988
ISBN: 0333466683
202 pages

Paperback Edition
Published by Macmillan Publishers Ltd on April 27, 1989
ISBN: 0333466691
200 pages

A practical guide to better birdwatching. The book tries to either answer birdwatchers' questions or to help them find solutions for themselves. In addition, it tells about some of Bill’s experiences as a long-time birdwatcher.

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hardcover edition

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paperback edition

Bill Oddie's Gripping Yarns: Tales of Birds & Birding

Author: Bill Oddie

Paperback
Published by Christopher Helm (Publishers) Ltd on May 1, 2000
ISBN: 0713652683
224 pages

From the back cover: “Here are over 60 of Bill Oddie’s tales of 

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the ups, downs, highs, lows and thrills and spills of birding, from nefarious childhood ‘egging’ to fully fledged twitching – and much more besides.

Most of the stories are taken from the last five years’ of Bill’s regular monthly column in Birdwatch magazine, and cover such diverse subjects as bird racing in Hong Kong to a birder’s dietary requirements. Often ‘cut to fit’ the available space in Birdwatch, the stories now appear in their original form, and are complemented by Bill’s own drawings.”

Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife

by Bill Oddie, Stephen Moss and Fiona Pitcher

Hardcover
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd on July 30, 2005
ISBN: 0007184557
192 pages

A month-by-month guide to

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watching wildlife including tips on the best times and places to see certain animals, simple ways of identifying different species, practical advice on equipment & clothing to take on your trip, etc.