Birds in Wales

Birds in Wales

  • Hardback
Edited by Roger Lovegrove , Edited by Etc.

List price: US$44.71

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

The rugged contryside of Wales has long been a destination for successive generations of naturalists, ornithologists, zoologists and, latterly, birdwatchers. Since the pioneering days of Willoughby and Ray, Pennant and Edward Llwyd, a growing number of intrepid travellers have recorded the wildlife and other natural riches of the mountains and coastlines of Wales. Despite these beginnings and the more recent 20th century vogue for birdwatching, no volume on the birds of Wales has been produced until now to serve the increasing need for scientifically valid information for conservation purposes. In the years that have passed since the first naturalista visited Wales, changes of unimaginable scale have taken place in the Welsh countinside which have had equally dramatic impacts on the native bird communities. A succession of bird species have either been eliminated deliberately by the hand of man - mainly birds of prev - or have been dispossessed by changes in land use, the spread of industrialization, urbanization and pollution, trends which continue today to the increasing detriment of even some of our most familiar countryside birds. Much fine habitat to colonize Wales and add to the magic of its countryside. This volume sets out for the first time the historical and current status of all the bird species found in Wales together with their present distribution.

show more
  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 01 Mar 1994
  • ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • Academic Press Inc
  • Oxford
  • references, index
  • 0856610690
  • 9780856610691

Other books in this category

Other people who viewed this bought: