Birds of the Heart of England
A Sixty Year Study 1952–2011
Edited by Trevor Easterbrook
Trevor Easterbrook has been recording and writing on birdlife for many years.
Foreword List of abbreviations Introduction Record keeping and fieldwork rationale Terrain of the BOS area Habitat changes over the 60 years Bird population changes over the 60 years Systematic Species List Conservation in the BOS area Ringing in the BOS Annual Breeding Season Survey Random Square Survey methods Conclusion
... this book perfectly reflects the intense and varied ornithological activity. It marvellously illustrates how the gathered information can be transposed beautifully into figures and images. In addition to the lists of mapped and described species, Birds of the Heart of England dedicates several chapters to information about habitat changes. Among these, there is a chapter explaining changes in species distribution. This book is a good example of a thorough review conducted of a relatively small area.
This timely, chunky, 200-page book and regional avifauna summarises the results from 60 years of study, 1952-2011.
The eye-catching Great Spotted Woodpecker on the jacket cover beckons a good read for all local birders, a recommended source for conservationists in an area threatened by road, rail, air and housing development – an ideal template for other societies, visitors to this region.
...this excellent book displays a justifiable pride in the achievements of a small local bird club, the Banbury Ornithological Society.
This is one of a series of excellent county publications produced recently by the non-profitmaking Liverpool University Press and is highly recommended for anyone interested in the systematic monitoring of birds in their home area.
John Clark British Birds
This book is well-produced. If you live in the relevant parts of Oxon, Northants or Warwicks, and are interested in birds, then you should certainly buy it. If you are just interested in birds then it’s well worth a look – and you may decide that you wish you lived in the Banbury area – if not for its birds, then certainly for the Banbury Ornithological Society.
Size: 248 x 172 mm
Publication: June 30, 2013