The Birds of Gloucestershire
Gordon Kirk and John Phillips and foreword by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
Foreword by HRH the Prince of Wales Abbreviations and acronyms Acknowledgements An outline of Gloucestershire and its birdlife A brief history of bird watching, recording and conservation in Gloucestershire The 2007–2011 Atlas project Gloucestershire bird survey results Species accounts Exotics and escapes Scientific names of non-birds Appendix (field workers, square stewards) References and bibliography Index to bird species
This is the most comprehensive account of Gloucestershire’s birds ever produced, covering all the species recorded in the county in modern times. There are detailed maps showing the distribution and abundance of over 130 regular species, based on four years of fieldwork carried out by hundreds of volunteers. Graphs, tables and statistics illustrate the patterns of occurrence of many species, including passage migrants and rarities. Also included are descriptions of the bird habitats and the history of bird watching and conservation in the county.
Some of Britain’s most prominent bird artists, past and present, including Jackie Garner, Robert Gillmor, Terence Lambert, Peter Partington, Peter Scott and Keith Shackleton, have provided beautiful illustrations, which sit alongside sumptuous photographs of many of the birds and the county’s landscapes.
The volume includes a Foreword by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
… two authors have seized the opportunity to incorporate the results of the national Atlas, with a full avifauna. Their splendid book is a triumph of organization and yet another valuable contribution to local ornithology from their talented designers at Liverpool.
David Balance Ibis
Anyone from Gloucestershire, or who has an interest in the area, will find the book fascinating. It is the first really detailed account of ornithology in Gloucestershire and will almost certainly become the bible for local birders.
James Lees Birdwatch
There was a great need for a book of this calibre in our county and it has now been more than fulfilled.
James Lees Birdwatch
Wherever you go – along the river, or up on the wolds – here is the essential guide to Gloucestershire’s birds. It will bring you joy.
Size: 275 x 240 mm
Publication: October 31, 2013