Wings and Rings; A History of Bird Migration Studies in Europe
This title is about the systematic or scientific study of bird migration and four pioneering individual ornithologists who feature prominently in this historical study. They were Heinrich Gatke who was the first serious observer of bird migration, Hans Christian Cornelius Mortensen who invented ringing, Johannes Thienemann who founded the first bird observatory and William Eagle Clarke who initiated the study of visible migration at lighthouses.
Goes on to explain how, after being left in ruins in 1944-1945, Vogelwarte Helgoland was rebuilt on its island home in the North Sea and Vogelwarte Rossitten on the shore of the Baltic Sea became a Russin institute and was renamed Rybachy Biological Station.
- ISBN: 9780955278747
- Author(s): Richard Vaughan
- Stock Code: 5278747
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Black & white photographs
- Pages: 228
- Published: 2009
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The sight of thousands upon thousands of birds is one of nature's greatest wildlife spectacles. Migration Hotspots takes a look at 30 of the locations where the planet's most dramatic bird migration can be witnessed, from raptor bottlenecks such as Veracruz (Mexico) and the Strait of Messina (Italy) to places like Point Pelée (Canada) and Beidaihe (China) where spectacular falls of songbirds can take place. And from wetlands where huge numbers of waders stop over each spring and autumn to the great rarity islands of Scilly and Heligoland.