The Status of Birds in Britain and Ireland was written to update the British Ornithologists' Union's last full Checklist, published under the same title as far back as 1971. Since then there have been remarkable changes in both distribution and abundance of the region's birds. Some species have become extinct as breeding birds, whereas others have colonized and even become quite common:
This book summarizes all the changes in the distribution and abundance of the region's birds since the publication of the last BOU Checklist, and it gives an up-to-date account of the status of all the birds of Britain, Ireland and the Isle of Man, including coverage of each subspecies known to have occurred in the British Isles.
This authoritative work of reference gives a detailed assessment of the status and distribution of every species on the British and Irish lists for the first time since 1971, including covering each subspecies known to have occurred in the British Isles.
The book is complemented by a 32 page co lour section illustrating some of the representative species and habitats.
7 " x 9¼" ; 440 pages; weight: 2lb, 14 oz
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
David Parkin was formerly Emeritus Professor of Genetics at Nottingham University. He has served on the Councils of the BOU, RSPB, and BTO, and on the Scientific Committee of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. He has edited both Bird Study and BWP Update, and has also been an Associate Editor of Ibis.
Alan Knox is the Head of Historic Collections at the University of Aberdeen.
Both authors are former members of the BOU's taxonomic subcommittee.