THE KIT

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Wild May -

Binoc­u­lars an nd a good field guide are e in­valu­able ac­com­pa­ni­ment ts. The RSPB Hand­book of Bri­tish Birds

by Peter Holden and Tim Cleeves or the Collins BTO Guide to

Bri­tish Birds by Paul Sterry and Paul Stan­cliffe should more than suf­fice to help you iden­tify and read up on your sight­ings.

How­ever, it can be tricky to learn birds’ songs and calls from a book. Some apps have been de­vel­oped to help you clinch an au­ral iden­ti­fi­ca­tion too. The Birds

of Bri­tain & Ire­land app (iOS) in­cludes vo­cal­i­sa­tions of nearly all UK bird species and gives you ac­cess to a range of record­ings andChirp! Bird Songs & Calls of Bri­tain and Europe

(iOS) tests your bird­song mem­ory with a series of fun quizzes. Other apps are avail­able.

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