David & Charles books. As announced last month (page 125), we have made special arrangements with the publishers David & Charles for the National Geographic Society Field Guide to the Birds of North America to be sold through British BirdShop. Several other books published by David & Charles are also of obvious interest to British Birds subscribers. These are also now included in our British BirdShop list, but will be available (post free in U K & Eire) for only a limited period. If any of them interest you, please order at once, using the form on page xi.
Next IBCC and EOAC meeting. The joint 9th meeting of the International Bird Census Committee and 7th meeting of the European Ornithological Atlas Committee will be held at the University of Dijon, France, during 2nd-6th September 1985. The main conference theme will be 'The influence of man on forest bird communities'. The EOAC will, of course, be reviewing the progress of its Europe-wide breeding bird survey (due to start in spring 1985). For further information, contact Dr B. Frochot, Laboratoire d'Ecologie, Batiment Mirande, Universite, 21000 Dijon, France.