Skye Birds is written and compiled by Bob McMillan, who has been interested in birds for over 60 years and who formerly acted as a local representative for the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). Bob was also an office bearer with the Scottish Raptor Study Groups and helps to produce the annual Highland Bird Report. He now lives in Breakish, Skye where he runs the Skye Birds website, publishers of this book.
There are 194 pages, 8 of which are in full colour. The image of the Cuckoo and Meadow Pipit on the front cover was taken by the author and all the other images were taken on this island by Bob McMillan, Martin Benson, Andy Stables, Richard Chalesworth and Christine Hammond. The text contains etchings and line drawings by Jean Thomas of the Loch Harport Gallery, Portnalong. The book was also printed on the island by Strath Print of Broadford.