Table of Contents Foreword Acknowledgements List of abbreviations Overview of this Atlas Cheshire and Wirral and its habitats for birds The birds of Cheshire and Wirral The county's changing bird-life: some common trends and reasons Suggestions for future work Explanation of maps Species accounts Appendix 1. Details of Atlas methodology and results Appendix 2. Instructions and guidance to surveyors References Species index
This atlas, beautifully produced and presented, is an excellent example of what a local atlas adds to the national picture. By showing bird distributions in finer detail and incorporating comparisons with the earlier survey, the data become even more valuable.
British Birds, Vol. 102
This handsome volume presents the findings of a survey carried out from 2004 to 2007. It allows comparisons with the last Cheshire breeding survey (Guest et al. 1992), which described the situation from 1978 to 1984.
British Ornithologists' Union
This is an incredible achievement for a local group and they deserve support as well as our admiration. It could have used all the effort to produce the sort of volume we are used to seeing from county ornithological societies but they have, instead, produced a book that is pleasing to look at, easy to follow and clear where others can be confusing and, moreover, a treasure-house of information.
Wherever one dips into this publication, there are gems to be found ... It gives unprecedented understanding of the region’s birds.
Ian Newton Chairman RSPB
Size: 290 x 210 mm
Publication: November 1, 2008