An ideal gift for any budding young bird enthusiast, this set combines a pair of 4x30 binoculars with a full-colour 24-page introductory book on birds for children. The book covers 24 widespread species likely to be encountered around Australia. It combines clear colour photographs of each bird with a written account using concise text that covers essential information such as size, when and where to find the bird, favoured habitat and any key identification markings – in short everything you need to know.
A useful fun feature is that there is a tick box next to every bird name, allowing the reader to keep track of all the species they have seen, compare notes with friends, or even start a competition to see who has seen the most. The bird species accounts are arranged two to a spread and include everything from Laughing Kookaburra and Black Swan to Masked Lapwing and Tawny Frogmouth. In short, the set offers excellent value for money for anyone beginning their birdwatching journey.
The portable size of the book and binoculars makes them ideal for slipping into a pocket or bag for days out exploring, with the aim of inspiring newcomers to get out and about and discover the wonders of the natural world.