The Birds of Derbyshire

Edited by Roy Frost and Steve Shaw

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ISBN: 9781846319563

Publication: February 12, 2014

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Derbyshire to many visitors is synonymous with Britain’s most visited National Park, The Peak District, almost all of which lies within the county. The spectacular White and Dark Peak landscapes are one of the main visitor attractions. The Park contains a wide variety of flora and fauna of which birds are of particular interest. To county residents and more regular visitors, however, Derbyshire birding offers much more than just the Peak District. Very different landscapes and habitats to the east and south are home to a birdlife contrasting with that found in the Peak District. This book is the result of almost 20 years of endeavour by the Derbyshire Ornithological Society. It follows on from the only two previous books devoted to Derbyshire’s birdlife, Whitlock (1893) and Frost (1978). It contains 319 accounts of species that have been reliably recorded in the county. Amongst those are 135 breeders for which distribution maps are given and over 100 are illustrated with black and white vignettes. Also included are sections on a history of Derbyshire ornithology, the Derbyshire Ornithological Society, ringing in Derbyshire, a general description of the county, a summary of Derbyshire statistics, changes to the county boundary, place names, the natural areas, a chronology of additions to the county list, fossil species, escaped and released species, unacceptable historic records, the breeding bird survey and a comprehensive gazetteer. Beautifully illustrated and with an abundance of information for the serious and armchair ornithologist alike, The Birds of Derbyshire will be the definitive study of the region’s birds for many years to come.

Glossary, Abbreviations and Terms Foreword Introduction Acknowledgements A History of Derbyshire Ornithology The Derbyshire Ornithological Society Ringing in Derbyshire A General Description of the County of Derbyshire A Summary of Derbyshire Statistics Changes to the County Boundary Place-names and the History of Birds in Derbyshire The Natural Areas A Chronology of Additions to the Derbyshire List Fossil Species Photo Section Derbyshire Habitats and their Typical Species A Selection of Derbyshire Rarities The Breeding Bird Survey The Species Accounts Important Records for 2012 Escaped and Released Species Unacceptable Historic Records Table of Breeding Species in Order of Frequency of Occurrence Gazetteer Bibliography Index

Hugely detailed and beautifully produced ... [An] exemplary work of citizen science.
Mark Cocker   The New Statesman

Format: Hardback

Size: 290 x 210 mm

388 Pages

ISBN: 9781846319563

Publication: February 12, 2014

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