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Birding in the Bristol Region: A Celebration: 50 Years of the Bristol Ornithological Club

Editor: William Earp

Bristol Ornithological Club

2017

A 96 page book celebrating 50 years of the Bristol Ornithological Club. The main sections are: a brief history of the club; 50 Birds Of Avon about 50 bird species with local associations chosen by club members; a summary of local bird populations over the 50 year period.

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Avon Atlas 2007-11

Richard L. Bland, M. Dadds

Bristol Naturalists' Society

2012

"The Avon Atlas 2007-11 summarises the work of some 530 observers in the 17 hectads of the Avon BTO area between 2007 and 2011. All 403 tetrads were surveyed, the majority for four hours in summer and four in winter. Avon Atlas 2007-11 compares the results with the previous breeding Atlas in 1992 and the winter Atlas in 1986. Detailed statistics are presented on density in different habitats based on the concept of the observed rate per hour."

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Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Bristol Region

R.J. Barnett, R.M. Andrews, T. Corner, R.J. Higgins, J.P. Martin, A. Pedlow

Wildlife of the Bristol Region Series

Bristol/Avon Regional Environmental Records Centre

2012

"Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Bristol Region presents the culmination of thousands of sightings by both professional ecologists, biologists and amateur naturalists, brought together by BRERC to enable the status of our species in the region to be assessed. Wonderful colour photographs accompany the distribution maps which reveal where the different species occur around Bristol, Bath and the surrounding countryside."

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The Moths of the Bristol Region

R. Barnett, R. Andrews, M. Bailey et al

Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre

2008

"Illustrated with many high quality photographs, flight graphs and ink drawings, this new volume summarises the current and historic status of the 1,700+ species of moth that are known to have been found in the region around Bristol and Bath. Each species has been assigned a category reflecting its occurrence and abundance in the region based upon the records submitted by members of the Bristol & District Moth Group and many others, from 1990 to 2007. Distribution maps for all the larger species (macros) and for a proportion of the smaller species (micros) are presented so that the status can be seen at a glance. Introductory chapters describe the species special to the area such as the Scarce Hook-tip and Silky Wave, the habitats and the types of species that occur there, the history of recording and collecting in the region, photographing moths, case studies on particular sites and, most importantly, the conservation and protection of our local moth fauna."

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Where to Watch Birds: Somerset, Avon & Gloucestershire

Ken Hall, John Govett

Christopher Helm

2004

"This new edition covers all of the best birding sites in the south-western counties of Somerset, Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. This is a relatively undeveloped region of England, with some of the finest and most extensive ancient woodlands in the country. It also boasts some of the fine wetlands in the Somerset Levels, and many inland reservoirs, as well as upland areas, quality farmland and a varied coastline. This guide describes each site in terms of habitat, species, access, timing and calendar, enabling all birders to get the best out of any birding excursion in the region at any time of the year."

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Butterflies of the Bristol Region

Ray Barnett, Rupert Higgins, Tony Moulin, Chris Wiltshire

Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre

2003

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Where to Watch Birds: Somerset, Avon & Gloucestershire

Ken Hall, John Govett

Christopher Helm

1995

"One of a series of in-depth guides to birdwatching in different regions. Each book contains site accounts, plans, maps, lists of birds in the region and advice on planning birdwatching trips. This book on where to watch birds in Somerset, Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire lists well over 70 individual sites in these counties which have consistently proved themselves to be excellent for birdwatching. New sites have been added, maps revised, site accounts re-written and all the information checked and re-checked."

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Atlas of Breeding Birds in Avon, 1988 - 91

Richard L. Bland

1992

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Where to Watch Birds: Somerset, Avon & Gloucestershire

Ken Hall, John Govett

Christopher Helm

1988

"A survey of over 70 individual birdwatching sites across four counties. Major sites are included as well as a range of minor ones. There is a general introduction to the region's birdlife in a national context and then more detailed accounts of the local habitat and birds."

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Last updated January 2017