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Birds & Birdwatching

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  • Birds in Scotlandby Valerie M. Thom

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    This impressively comprehensive study and review of the birds in Scotland by Valerie Thom, editor of Scottish Birds and past-President of the Scottish Ornithologists' Club, may be said to follow on where the celebrated two volumes of The Birds of Scotland (1953), by Dr Baxter and Miss Rintoul, left off. It does more than that, however, since not only... more...

  • A Dictionary of Birdsby Bruce Campbell; Elizabeth Lack

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    A Dictionary of Birds enlists contributions from over 280 ornithologists and other specialists from around the world. Major, authoritative articles cover the field of modern ornithology and related subjects, many of them running to several thousand words. In addition there are articles on all the bird families, almost all of which are illustrated by... more...

  • Enjoying Ornithologyby Ronald Hickling

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    This year, 1983, the British Trust for Ornithology celebrates its first 50 years and this volume records much of the history of birdwatching and ornithology since the early 1930s. The book is not a history of the BTO, but many of the Trust's achievements helped fashion the development and direction of ornithology over the decades, and major aspects... more...

  • Birds New to Britain and Irelandby J.T.R. Sharrock

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    The 83 species featured in this book, in date sequence of discovery, had not been recorded in Britain or Ireland before 1946. The original accounts of the sightings published in issues of British Birds* between 1947 and 1982 are now reprinted and supplemented with comment by Dr Sharrock on subsequent occurrences and current status. In addition,... more...

  • Estuary Birds of Britain and Irelandby A.J Prater

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    Estuaries are rightly of great interest and concern to the birdwatcher. Most teem with thousands of waders, geese, ducks, gulls and other species that use them at times throughout the year; they are also among the last of the wild places left in Britain and Europe. The 'Birds of Estuaries Enquiry' (sponsored by the Nature Conservancy Council and... more...

  • The Birdwatcher's Dictionaryby Peter Weaver

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    The author defines more than 1100 words and terms in this illustrated dictionary for the birdwatcher. Its attraction for the relative novice is obvious but it is equally directed to experienced birdwatchers who will find succinct definitions of terms that are new to them and of others that they have understood none too well. Whatever the user's... more...

  • Population Ecology of Raptorsby Ian Newton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    Dr Newton's book is concerned with all aspects of population regulation in diurnal birds of prey, their social behaviour, dispersion, numbers, movements, breeding and mortality. He has drawn on his own studies in Scotland and on material and investigations worldwide to produce an authoritative and stimulating synthesis of current thinking and research... more...

  • The Gannetby Bryan Nelson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    The author is internationally known for his work on the North Atlantic gannet and the boobies. His studies of the gannetry on the Bass Rock over many years have formed the basis for most of our knowledge of the gannet's ecology, its breeding cycle and behaviour. The present work is a distillation of the studies and researches on Sula bassana in... more...

  • Wild Geeseby M. A. Ogilvie

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    In range, Wild Geese covers the geese of North America, Europe and Asia, and thus the world species except for the Hawaiian Goose or Ne-Ne. The plan of the book is similar to the author's Ducks of Britain and Europe but distribution, status and migration rightly assume a more extensive role in Wild Geese and the detailed text on those subjects is fully... more...

  • Ducks of Britain and Europeby M. A. Ogilvie

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    The forty-two species or subspecies of ducks which occur in Europe, including eleven vagrants from North America or Asia, are the subject of this book. Its author is an accepted authority on ducks and geese, and has been a member of the research staff of the Wildfowl Trust at Slimbridge since 1960. Most birdwatchers consider ducks to be especially... more...