| Most field guides arrange birds in taxonomic order (i.e. by their scientific classification groups). While this is easy to navigate for practiced bird-watchers, it can be a nightmare for the uninitiated.
We have chosen to arrange the birds according to the primary habitat in which they are likely to be found (farmlands, grasslands, wetlands and woodlands) or by specialist behaviour (aerial and night-birds). The primary habitat and behaviour sections are colour-coded with an icon on the page margin to make it easy for you to quickly turn to the section of your choosing.
The specialist behaviour categories are included for birds which are mostly seen in flight (e.g. eagles and swallows) or at night time (e.g. owls). Since these two groups include birds readily seen in farmlands and other open habitats, they are placed between the “wetlands” and “woodlands” sections.