As Mark has been very busy covering a number of recent developments in British wildlife conservation this past week, the Sunday book review he normally publishes is this week more of a Tuesday book review. However he more than makes amends for being a couple days late by focusing this new column on the recent publication of the British Trust for Ornithology’s State of the UK’s Birds 2017 and a particularly handy volume published a decade ago with which to compare the finding of the BTO’s new report: A Climatic Atlas of European Breeding Birds.
When it comes to identifying raptors on the wing – or for that matter most any North American bird in the midst of more or less any other activity – there are few who can rival Pete Dunne in accuracy. His “Hawks in Flight; The Flight Identification of North American Migrant Raptors,” written with David Sibley and Clay Sutton, has become veritably canonical for bird watchers.
Planning a trip to, or presently living in, Spain? (Goodness knows I certainly wish I was!) If so – as you’re reading this publication – chances are you’ll likely be wanting to include at least a little “naturalizing” in your activities.
Since its original publication, Birds of the Horn of Africa by Nigel Redman, Terry Stevenson, and John Fanshawe has come to be widely regarded as the most authoritative and reliable field guide to the birds of that region. However, like all good natural history field guides, there comes a time when updates, expansions, revisions, and other emendations […]