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Birding on the West Island


The definitive guide to finding birds on and near the West Island of Montreal. Fully illustrated with detailed trail maps, access information, target birds to look for at each site and complete species checklists. View/read on your computer, tablet or smartphone or you can print a paper copy of the whole guide or just the sections you are interested in.

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This guide is FREE  – we hope that you find it helpful.



Green Birding

gbcoverAvailable as either a paperback edition or as an ebook (Kindle and EPUB formats).

  • Discusses Green Birding and ways in which birders can reduce their carbon emissions – encourages local patch birding and knowing your local species in depth. Often-overlooked spots in cities and suburban neighborhoods that can be bird magnets. How to study the birds around your home and participate in citizen science and conservation projects. Green birding listing challenges and groups the green birder can get involved in. Includes advice on how to adapt your equipment to a new style of birding and how to attract more birds to your home garden

Available from these links:   Amazon (printed or Kindle formats)  and  Kobo (epub format)



Arbo-2-cover-sale-113x150A Guide to Birding in the Morgan Arboretum

A guide to birding and the trails in Canada’s largest arboretum to the west of Montreal. Suitable for novices and experienced birders and includes a full annotated checklist.Thoroughly revised and updated. Richly illustrated with maps and photographs.

Price: $3:00

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A detailed account of each of the 300+ species of birds on the Montreal region checklist that focuses on their seasonality and geographic distribution with suggestions concerning the best times and locations to see target birds of particular interest. This is intended to answer when and where questions – it not a field guide with answers to the what question (plenty of those on the market already),



mirkmere-cover-120x150Mirkmere Morris Dances

Not a book about wildlife – but an introduction to an English village and its traditional morris dances.
FREE.  Learn about England’s most unusual village, its history and its pastimes.

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  1. Richard | | Reply

    Thanks Kathleen – getting more people enjoying and seeing the birds is the important thing. I hope it helps.

  2. Kathleen Vaughan | | Reply

    Thank you so much for this generous gift of a free download of Arboretum Birding (2015). I so look forward to learning more about this site I love and visit regularly (with my dog, with whom I aim to be entirely respectful of birders and birds). Much appreciated!

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