As the beginner birdwatcher learns to identify more birds, there is often a need for a simple pocket guide that lists the common species of the region in a portable format that can be easily carried in the field. This is especially needed for children who may be confused by the comprehensive and often bulky field guides.
Our pocket guides fold into a size of 3.5" x 8.5" and are laminated for protection. Illustrations are shown for around 135-165 species in each, with winter migrants and selected other features (eg. Western Ghats or endemic species) marked separately. There are 10 panels (12 in the Western Ghats version) with bird illustrations, and for ease of reference, the featured species have been divided into 5-6 categories based on habitat (eg. Wetland Birds) and behaviour (eg. Ground-feeding Birds).
Versions currently available include English language pocket guides (Peninsular India, Spiti/Ladakh, Andaman&Nicobar Islands) as well as bilingual pocket guides in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi or Hindi as appropriate (Birds of Karnataka, Birds of Cauvery/MM Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Birds of Kerala; Birds of Tamil Nadu, Birds of Andhra Pradesh, Birds of Maharashtra and Birds of Uttarakhand). English/Hindi pocket guides to Kanha and Madhya Pradesh are also available.
Please note: The first language mentioned alongside the pocket guide name (when you select "options") is the language used for all the text. Only the names of birds are given in the first and second languages. Eg. Tamil Nadu (Tamil/English) will have all the text in Tamil and species names in Tamil and English, while Madhya Pradesh (English/Hindi) will have all the text in English and bird names in English and Hindi.
The illustrations in all versions have been used with permission from "Birds of the Indian Subcontinent" by Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp.
We are offering bulk purchase (multiples of 50 copies) of our pocket guides. The price includes shipping by speedpost within India.
Less than 50 copies may be purchased through this link.
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Your purchase supports our educational initiatives focused on children. For more information, please visit Early Bird and do check out our flashcards on common Indian birds