Beginner Bird Taxidermy Training Book

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Beginner Taxidermy Bird – How to Prepare a Partridge using Traditional Techniques

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Beginner Taxidermy Bird -

How to Prepare a Partridge using Traditional Techniques

Beginner Book details:

  • Hardback: 348 pages
  • Images: over 1,400
  • Publisher: Taxidermy Training; 1st edition (19 September 2022)
  • ISBN-10: 0957190301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957190303
  • Book Dimensions: 30cm x 22cm x 2.5 cm

ISBN: 0957190301, 9780957190303

Written by Mike Gadd, an award winning professional taxidermist and experienced taxidermy teacher

Mike has written another easy-to-follow beginner taxidermy book based on his renowned 3-day beginner taxidermy training courses.  With a friendly but expert approach, Mike shows you how to study and skin the bird, prepare the skin, wash and dry the skin, construct a manikin, and then mount the specimen to a standard that any budding taxidermist would be proud of.

Having trained over 300 students in beginner taxidermy birds, Mike has a good understanding of the problems that someone new to the exciting world of bird taxidermy may encounter.  He teaches how to observe and study the bird to help you master the essential skills.  More importantly, he inspires the mindset and approach needed to help better your bird taxidermy.  The book also includes a detailed and very useful Doctor’s Surgery section to help you overcome common problems - many students have found these surgeries very useful.

The book explains how to get started with minimal expense.  If you’re a complete beginner, you’ll be surprised at how little equipment is needed and how much you can achieve with just a basic understanding of anatomy and a willingness to learn.


I wanted to add so much more to this book, but it was starting to go beyond a book for beginners, and getting way too big and expensive.  As it is, I have accepted that I will never make a profit from this book, but hopefully, you will profit from it.  I would have absolutely loved something like this when I started taxidermy and look forward to seeing what you can create.

I have started work on another bird book aimed at more advanced taxidermists.


Click here for Mike's book on Beginner Taxidermy Small Mammal.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 22 × 2.5 × 30 cm



Collect, UK, Europe, Rest of World, Slightly Damaged

2 reviews for Beginner Bird Taxidermy Training Book

  1. Valerie Smith-Lane (verified owner)

    Fantastic training book. Exceptionally written and extremely helpful. A brilliant beginers book that leads you through every step of the way. Informative for absolute beginners. Each step is clearly shown and cant wait to use this for years to come as an invaluable tool to help me. You will not be disappointed
    Worth every penny and more.

  2. Andrew Currie (verified owner)

    Hi Mike,
    I received your bird taxidermy book recently……WOW…………It is phenomenal to say the least.

    I can’t begin to imagine the amount of work, effort and frustration it must have taken to put this together; it is truly astounding in every aspect.

    You no doubt already know this, but your choice of bird is uncanny as the GOT have chosen this species’ as the 2023 avian challenge.

    Anyway, just wanted to say congratulations and give some feedback on your new publication, it is ground-breaking and essential reading for all budding taxidermists, especially novices like me who need things explained to them in a clear and not overly complicated way.

    Well done!

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