Jonathan Elphick is a natural history author, editor and consultant. He is a Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and a Fellow of the Linnean Society, the world’s oldest active biological society. His books include an award-winning field guide for the BBC, The Birdwatcher’s Handbook: A Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland; Birds: The Art of Ornithology; another bestselling field guide (with John Woodword), The RSPB Pocket Birds; A Unique Photographic Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe, and (with photographer David Tiplin) Great Birds of Britain & Europe. Among the many books he has edited is The Natural History Museum Atlas of Bird Migration. Jonathan is currently working as Researcher with author Mark Cocker and David Tipling on a world-ranging follow-up to Birds Britannica, Birds & People; writing a bird book for the Natural History Museum, and embarking on a more personal landscape and nature memoir.