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Bird Observatories of Britain and Ireland

edited by Mike Archer, Mark Grantham, Peter Howlett, Steven Stansfield

Bird Observatories of Britain and Ireland
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Since the first was set up in 1933, bird observatories have played a central role in monitoring bird migration in Britain and Ireland. The daily recording of migrants at observatories has revealed patterns and trends that can be put to real use in conservation. Much has changed since the first edition published in 1976. The role of observatories is evolving to encompass a wider range of activities, bringing their objectives and work to a wider audience.

This title provides a detailed account of the history and work carried out at 18 observatories, with personal accounts by wardens, staff and volunteers of the excitement of discovering a rarity, watching thousands of nocturnal migrants attracted by a lighthouse after dark and the pleasure and experiences that working at some of the country's most remote and beautiful locations can bring.

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  • ISBN: 9781408110409
  • Editor(s): Mike Archer, Mark Grantham, Peter Howlett, Steven Stansfield
  • Stock Code: 8110409
  • Format: Hardback
  • Illustrations: Black & white illustrations, Colour photographs, Black & white photographs, Graphs & charts
  • Pages: 592
  • Published: 2010
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