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Books about Shropshire birds and birdwatching in Shropshire

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Features of the Meres and Mosses of Shropshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire

Pete Boardman, Joan Daniels

Field Studies Council

2012

A 12 page, fold-out, laminated guide to the wildlife of the Meres and Mosses of Shropshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire.

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Wild Shropshire

Mark Sisson and Sarah Gibson

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

2011

A book of wildlife photographs produced to celebrate Shropshire Wildlife Trust's 50th anniversary.

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Marches

Andrew Allott

New Naturalist 118

Collins

2011

"The borderland between England and Wales has long been a region of contention. Its distinctive geography, wedged roughly between Welsh mountains and English river beds has not only isolated this rural, sparsely-populated slice of land, but created a unique identity. Stretching along the bordering counties with England Cheshire, Shropshire and Herefordshire the Welsh Marches are made up of a mixture of mountains and moorlands, farms and wooded river valleys. The natural history of the region is like most parts of the British Isles inextricably linked to the activities of man across many thousands of years. Andrew Allott brings together a wealth of material in the latest New Naturalist volume, much of which is published here for the first time. Presenting the first large-scale survey of this unique part of the country, he offers a complete natural history of the area, covering the hills, fossils, ice ages, meres, mosses, forests, streams and rivers, whilst also focusing on man's impact on the region, the changing wildlife, the impact of agriculture and the consequences of past and present industrial action."

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Portrait of the Shropshire Hills

Robin Jukes-Hughe

Halsgrove

2009

"The Hills are well known for the astonishing variety of their scenery, plants and wildlife, which is due to the varied nature of their underlying rocks. Nowhere else in Britain can one find rocks from ten out of the twelve recognised periods of geological history within such a small area. This beautifully produced book, illustrated with over 150 of Robin Jukes-Hughes' stunning landscape and natural history photographs, captures the Shropshire Hills in all their glory and will be a fine memento for visitor and local alike."

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Features of the Shropshire Hills: The Stiperstones and Long Mynd

Pete Boardman

Field Studies Council

2008

A 12 page, fold-out, laminated guide to the wildlife of the Shropshire Hills.

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Where to Watch Birds: West Midlands

Steve Coney, Frank Gribble, Helen J. Griffiths, Graham Harrison, Jim Winsper

Christopher Helm

2007

"Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the former West Midlands County are collectively known as the West Midlands. This is a region of contrasts: from the bleak moors of Peak District to the mellow hills of the Cotswolds; or from the wooded hillsides and streams of the Welsh border country to the lush valleys of the Avon. Within its rich mosaic of habitats can be found a combination of northern species such as Twite and Black Grouse and southern ones such as Nightingale; western ones like the Pied Flycatcher and the eastern Red-legged Partridge. Black Redstarts maintain a tenuous presence in the hub of Birmingham and the Marsh Warbler can still be found in Worcestershire. This third edition has been extensively revised and updated, with several new sites added and some existing site accounts considerably expanded. It is the essential tool for anyone birding in this rewarding region."

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Wild Mynd: Birds and Wildlife of the Long Mynd

Leo Smith, Peter Carty and Caroline Uff

Hobby Publications

2007

"The Long Mynd is the centrepiece of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). With its rich and varied flora and fauna, the Long Mynd's national importance as a nature reserve is recognised through its designation as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It is one of the most important ornithological sites in the Midlands. Wild Mynd is superbly illustrated throughout with almost 200 colour photographs and especially commissioned line-drawings. It also includes annotated wildlife walks, nature through the seasons and the best places to observe the special flora and fauna. Wild Mynd is based on several years of intensive fieldwork and research by the Long Mynd Breeding Bird Project, ecologists and volunteers from the National Trust and many professional and amateur naturalists. It includes a detailed systematic study of the birds of the Long Mynd, and their relationship with specific habitats is presented for the first time."

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Where to Watch Birds: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and the Former West Midlands Counties

Graham Harrison, John Sankey

Christopher Helm

1997

"The West Midlands (Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and the former West Midlands county) provide a wide range of bird habitats, from moorland, heath and wood to meadow, marsh and river. This guide covers 45 major areas, with 100 sites described in detail. Each major site has at least one detailed map, and the text is organized under the headings of Habitat, Species, Timing and Access."

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The Wildlife of Shropshire

Michael Leach

Shropshire Books

1997

".... a feast of beautiful photographs of Shropshire's most interesting species, but is much more than an identification guide. The text describes the diverse habitats in Shropshire and groups the animals according to the areas they favour most, explaining in detail why they thrive there and how it is vital that we conserve what remains of these precious environments."

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An Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Shropshire

Shropshire Ornithological Society

1992

"This book was published by the Society in 1992 and is one of the most important nature conservation publications produced in the County. It is the most detailed study to date of Shropshire breeding birds. The Atlas is based upon six years of fieldwork between 1985 and 1990 and includes up-to-date distribution maps for nearly all of the 122 species of bird now known to breed in Shropshire. An introductory chapter describes the wide variety of habitats to be found in the county and computer generated maps shows the association of particular groups of species with each habitat. Each map is accompanied by a commentary by local ornithologists that help to explain the distribution of the bird and how it relates to habitats."

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A Handlist Of The Birds Of Shropshire

E.M. Rutter, F.C. Gribble & T.W. Pemberton Shropshire Ornithological Society

1964

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The Fauna of Shropshire

H.E. Forrest

L. Wilding The Salop Art Press

1899

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Catalogue of Shropshire Birds

G.H. Paddock

H.R. Lunn

1897

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A Guide To The Botany, Ornithology, And Geology Of Shrewsbury And Its Vicinity

Editor: William Phillips

1878

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Last updated August 2013