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Færøsk Trækfugleatlas

Chris Merkord
  • The Faroese Bird Migration Atlas Sjúrður Hammer, Jens-Kjeld Jensen, Kjeld T. Petersen, Dorete Bloch Kasper Thorup Faroe University Press 2014 Denmark http://snm.ku.dk/SNMnyheder/alle_nyheder/2014/2014.10/ny-bog-faeroesk-traekfugleatlas/

    264 pages

    Danish , Palearctic, , Denmark, No value 01/01/2014 9991865527 9789991865522 No value

The Faroese Bird Migration Atlas has recently been published. The atlas numbers 264 pages with separate sections of 90 species, including colour photographs and maps which should be inviting for anyone with an interest in North Atlantic Ornithology. While the bulk of the text is in Danish, there is an English summary for each species and all figures and tables are in both Danish and English. Nearly 100.000 birds have been ringed in the Faroe Islands since the first lesser black-backed gull was ringed in 1912. The entire collection of these ringings and recoveries are for the first time compiled into one publication spanning 97 years of ringing history. The migration and spread of 90 bird species have been described in a detailed and consistent way throughout the atlas. Depending on the amount material the description includes breeding and wintering areas, distribution, timing and direction of migration, causes of recovery etc presented. Our hope for The Faroese Migration Atlas is that this might be an important milestone in Faroese ringing history, and a tribute to the contribution that various ringers from the Faroes, Denmark and indeed United Kingdom have contributed throughout the generations, and our hope that this honourable collaboration may continue into the future. The Faroese Migration Atlas was funded through Aage V. Jensen foundation and is published by The Faroese University Press - Fróðskapur.

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