This is a small, quite slim book but as a readable interpretation of bird migration it packs an amazing punch…

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Here in the UK there is a long tradition of ornithological monographs and many readers will be familiar with some of the classic ‘New Naturalist’ volumes of long ago and, of course, of more recent ‘Poysers’. This is something a little different…

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Birdwatching in London is an active and well-documented scene, but it’s 21 years since the publication of a comprehensive site guide. Much has changed in the intervening period in terms of the range of birds to see in London…

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This engaging book tells the story of the author’s summer-long quest to track down the last 50 plants to have eluded him in a lifetime of botanising. It is broken down into short chapters describing the hunt for each of the species in turn…

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With a country checklist of around 540 species and an interesting selection of 14 endemics, Chile has historically not received as much publicity as it deserves. This new photographic field guide adds a new dimension to the information that is available…

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Weybourne Camp lies on the north Norfolk coast just to the west of Sheringham. This book presents the results of this work and it is a welcome addition to the growing library of Norfolk site-specific avifaunas…

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In total, these two volumes deal with the 34 bird of prey species that occur in North America (excluding Hawaii). The West and East guides handle 33 and 27 species respectively…

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Abernethy was acquired by the RSPB in stages, starting with the Loch Garten section in 1975, and it now owns most of the forest and adjoining moorland. The amount of research that has been carried out here is impressive: much of it is summarised in this book…

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This work is a much-anticipated update and reassessment, with details of the records in the 20 years since that first publication…

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Jeremy Mynott is a learned man, not just a classicist of distinction but a philosopher and a cultural historian. He very clearly knows his birds too. It seems very apt, with the word’s double Greek roots, to call him a true polymath…

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