Birds of our Land
Birds of Our Land is a beautifully illustrated introduction to birds in West Africa that will delight children and adults alike. Robin Gowen’s brilliant illustrations and Virginia Dike’s poetic descriptions help children discover and identify the most common West African birds (like the Kite, Crow and Egret) as well as more unusual ones (such as the Violet Plantain-eater, Didric Cuckoo and Fire-bellied Woodpecker).
The book provides fascinating facts about the appearance and behaviour of the birds in their natural habitat. It is packed with interesting activities on how to look at birds, attract birds to compounds and use a bird observation checklist. By exploring birds this book helps children develop vital observation, communication, and analytical skills as well as a spirit of inquiry and appreciation of the natural world.
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Publication date: 2011
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