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The Breeding Birds of North Wales / Adar Nythu Gogledd Cymru

Flora / Fauna

Series: BTO Bird Atlas – Regional Atlases [NHBS List] Volume: 18 North Wales

By: Anne Brenchley(Editor), Geoff Gibbs(Editor), Rhion Pritchard(Editor), Ian M Spence(Editor)

448 pages, 200 colour photos and colour illustrations, colour distribution maps

Liverpool University Press

Hardback | Sep 2013 | #208326 | ISBN-13: 9781846318580
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NHBS Price: £44.99 $58/€49 approx

About this book

Language: Bilingual in English and Welsh

Framed by the magnificent and internationally important coastline from the Dyfi round Anglesey to the Dee, North Wales, which includes the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, is a very special place for birds. In excess of 700 contributors submitted more than 200,000 records over five summers to produce this fascinating atlas of the area's breeding birds.

Lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs this beautiful full colour book includes fully bilingual introductory chapters, a Welsh language précis alongside each English language species account and a wealth of recording data, maps and tables.

"It's quite a big book and quite a thick book. [...] The contents look good – clear maps, some beautiful photographs, understandable tables and a few graphs. [...] This is a book to take with you to a Desert Island because it is fascinating, and because part of its size is dictated by having some dual-language parts, so as well as learning the birds of North Wales you could try and learn Welsh through bird distributions."
- Mary Avery, Sunday Book Review, 13 Oct 2013

"A landmark publication."
- Welsh Daily Post

"The atlas is richly illustrated with beautiful photos and summaries written in Welsh. The introductory chapters are also in 2 languages. This shows the linguistic pride of the Welsh. The Breeding Birds of North Wales meets even the highest expectations."
- Alauda, 2014

"[An] exemplary work of citizen science."
- Mark Cocker, The New Statesman, 14 Aug 2014

"[...] First impressions are very good: large, clear maps and well-laid-out pages. [...] This book will appeal to anyone addicted to bird atlases but also anyone interested in the birds of Wales."
- Mark Holling,, 23-04-2014

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Anne Brenchley is the BTO’s Regional Representative for Clwyd East. Geoff Gibbs is the BTO's Regional Representative for Caernarfon. Rhion Pritchard is editor of the Welsh Bird Report and author of Birds of Meirionnydd (2012). Ian M. Spence is Secretary of the Welsh Ornithological Society.

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