New books in British BirdShop. In addition to the continuing special offers concerning The Frontiers of Bird Identification and volumes I and II of The Birds ofAfrica, we can now also offer the following new books:Please use the form on page ix now.
The Joint BB-BTO Conference We wish to draw special attention to the first-ever British Birds Conference, which will be held at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire, on 10th-12th April 1987. The Conference is being run jointly by the British Trust for Ornithology and British Birds, with the aim of providing a chance for BTO members and BB subscribers to meet the members of 'BB's Rarities Committee, Identification Notes Panel, Behaviour Notes Panel, Editorial Board and staff, the BTO staff, and the members of the BOU Records Committee and the Rare Breeding Birds Panel. Special invitations are also being sent to all of Britain's County Bird Recorders. The mixed programme will feature items related to the interests of these bodies, with plenty of 'meat', but also some lighter items for participants' entertainment. There will be a 'What's that Bird?' slide competition, a bookshop run by the Natural History Book Service, and a bird art display with paintings and drawings for sale. Most of all, however, there will be plenty of chance to chat over coffee or drinks. The cost, including Conference fee, meals frora dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday, and accommodation, will be £35, including VAT.