The Breeding Birds of North Wales

Edited by Ian M. Spence, Anne Brenchley, Rhion Pritchard, and Geoff Gibbs

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ISBN: 9781846318580

Publication: October 1, 2013

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Framed by the magnificent and internationally important coastline from the Dyfi round Anglesey to the Dee, North Wales, which includes the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, is a very special place for birds. In excess of 700 contributors submitted more than 200,000 records over five summers to produce this fascinating atlas of the area’s breeding birds. Lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs this beautiful full colour book includes fully bilingual introductory chapters, a Welsh language précis alongside each English language species account and a wealth of recording data, maps and tables.

Anne Brenchley is the BTO’s Regional Representative for Clwyd East.

Geoff Gibbs is the BTO's Regional Representative for Caernarfon.

Ian M. Spence is Secretary of the Welsh Ornithological Society.

Rhion Pritchard is editor of the Welsh Bird Report and author of 'Birds of Meirionnydd' (2012).


[An] exemplary work of citizen science.
Mark Cocker   The New Statesman

The atlas is richly illustrated with beautiful photos and summaries written in Welsh. The introductory chapters are also in 2 languages. This shows the linguistic pride of the Welsh. The Breeding Birds of North Wales meets even the highest expectations.

A landmark publication.
  Welsh Daily Post

It’s quite a big book and quite a thick book. … The contents look good – clear maps, some beautiful photographs, understandable tables and a few graphs. ...This is a book to take with you to a Desert Island because it is fascinating, and because part of its size is dictated by having some dual-language parts, so as well as learning the birds of North Wales you could try and learn Welsh through bird distributions.
Mary Avery   Sunday Book Review

Format: Hardback

Size: 290 x 210 mm

384 Pages

ISBN: 9781846318580

Publication: October 1, 2013

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