British Birds November 2019

  • Report on scarce migrant birds in Britain in 2017: passerines 
  • Important Bird Areas: Ascension Island 
  • BB eye
  • – Notes
  • – News & comment
  • – Reviews
  • – Recent reports

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    This report presents data on scarce passerine migrants recorded in Britain during 2017…

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    Ascension Island is a UK Overseas Territory in the tropical South Atlantic that supports regionally and globally important nesting populations of 11 seabird species…

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    A lot of books, articles and leaflets have been written on and around the subject of garden birds and bird gardening, by numerous authors (me included). The appearance of one in the prestigious New Naturalist series (No. 140) might raise eyebrows, but this is something rather different. This is not a ‘popular’ or purely advisory book, but a work of ornithology in the true meaning of the word…

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    Book reviews // 12.11.2019

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    This small, compact book of 23 mainly rather short chapters is, for the most part, an engaging and interesting read. There are parts of it, though, which I find a little difficult to follow: this may be just some intellectual failing on my part, of course, but I’m afraid I found them a trifle bewildering…

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    When you include the early Croom Helm and Pica Press editions, the Helm Identification Series now extends to over 50 titles, but this is the first to focus on Africa. It covers all 107 raptor species that occur in Africa either as breeding species or as migrants…

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