July cover

What’s in the latest issue? July 2014

  • BB eye
  • News & comment
  • The review of the Druridge Bay Curlew
  • Asian Red-rumped Swallow – new to Britain
  • Nightjar foraging activity and habitat use
  • Assessing and recording Subalpine Warblers
  • Obituary – David Glue
  • Notes
  • Reviews
  • Recent reports

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Breeding Birds of the Sheffield Area including the North-east Peak District: a new atlas 2003–2008

Sheffield lies on the boundary of the Peak District uplands and the agricultural English lowlands. This book maps and describes the breeding birds of a 1,200-km2 recording area and provides an up-to-date analysis of the species encountered during a tetrad-based atlas carried out in 2003–08 – a repeat of a previous tetrad atlas in 1975–80…

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The North American Bird Guide (2nd edn)

It is almost 14 years since the ‘Sibley Guide’ first appeared. It soon became established as the most detailed and authoritative guide to North American birds, becoming the bestselling guide to the region, and has gone on to sell over 1.5 million copies…

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Merlin ditching a carcass

This sequence of photos taken on 5th March 2014 at Elmley, in Kent, illustrates some interesting Merlin behaviour…

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Hummingbirds – a life-size guide to every species

Hummingbirds make up the second-largest family of birds in the world and, depending on which checklist you follow (this book follows Howard & Moore (2013) taxonomy), there are around 338 of them. This book sets out to provide a description of each species together with brief information on distribution, habitat, size and status. A colour distribution map is also provided for each species…

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Peregrine Falcons of the World

While there is certainly no shortage of books about the Peregrine Falcon, the focus of most of them is on Peregrines in Britain, Europe or North America. This book aims to do something different by providing a comprehensive global overview of this cosmopolitan species.

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