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Old 29-08-11, 01:31 PM
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Default Best Pocket Field Guide?

Hi all, I seem to have amassed an enormous collection of birding books over the years, some better than others.

Many people swear by the Collins range and I see many copies in various stages of destruction in hides, indeed I have both editions myself, but unless you're wearing a muckle great poachers coat with umpteen huge pockets it can hardly be called pocket-sized!!

Now I know this is all going to be down to personal choice but I was wondering what the forum's view is on the best pocket field guide at the moment.

I for one like this little book.
A little old now but still good IMO

Any other comments views or suggestions?

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Old 29-08-11, 02:03 PM
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I have a Collins but it's too big to take with me so I don't. That is a good enough recommendation for me. I just ordered one off e-bay, 3.99 inc post.
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Old 29-08-11, 02:07 PM
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I keep a pocket RSPB guide in my car but take my Collins on day trips and holidays.

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Old 23-09-11, 09:40 AM
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We've got a couple of bird books, but really do with that rare book to help ID birds from below. what's that one called?

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