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Birds of Hertfordshire

Chris Merkord
  • Ken W. Smith, Chris W. Dee, Jack D. Fearnside, Mike Ilett Hertfordshire Natural History Society 2015 United Kingdom http://www.hnhs.org/birds/view_news.php?id=122 English , Palearctic, , United Kingdom, 02/24/2015 9780993121708 No value No value

Birds of Hertfordshire is a full county avifauna covering all the species ever recorded in the county. The species accounts detail the records and patterns of occurrence for all our common garden birds through to the most exotic Herts rarities. The book presents the results of the most recent Atlas surveys of breeding and wintering birds, together with analysis and comparison with the two previous atlases. It also draws on results from Breeding Bird and Wetland Bird Surveys in the county.


The six main chapters cover

  • the Hertfordshire landscape
  • the history of Hertfordshire ornithology
  • the results of the Herts Bird Club surveys over the last 40 years
  • detailed accounts for each of the 308 species recorded in the county
  • the changes in the county avifauna and their causes
  • the conservation of birds in Hertfordshire

Written by Herts Bird Club experts Ken Smith, Chris Dee, Jack Fearnside and Mike Ilett with invited chapters by Tom Gladwin and Graham White.


The book is A4 format, hardbound, about 300 pages, with colour photographs by local photographers, distribution and abundance maps in full colour and beautiful paintings by Alan Harris.

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