Books  Zoology  Ornithology  Europe/Western Palaearctic 

Farming and Birds

By: R O'Connor and M Shrubb

304 pages, 5 b/w photos, 44 tables, line diagrams, 24 vignettes

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 1990 | #5850 | ISBN: 0521389739
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £35.99 $45/€43 approx

About this book

Resulting from the cooperation between a professional ornithologist and a working cereal farmer, and based on data from the BTO's Common Bird Census and Nest Record Scheme, this book reviews the effects of agricultural development on bird populations in Britain.
`...an invaluable and timely documentation of the responses of birds to changes in farming practices.' CJ Feare, BTO Bird Study.


Contents

Preface; 1. The historical background to modern agriculture; 2. The farmland bird community; 3. Farmland as a nesting habitat; 4. Food and feeding behaviour; 5. Modern agriculture: the consequences of specialisation; 6. Farm structure and bird habitats; 7. The effects of hedges and hedgerow loss on farmland birds; 8. the impact of farming practice on birds; 9. Pesticides and pollution; 10. Crop protection, shooting and persecution; 11. The outlook for farming and birds; Appendices; References; Glossary; Index.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Flight Identification of Raptors of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

NHBS Special Offer Price: £29.99 £44.99 (Save £15.00) $38/€36 approx (ends 31/12/2016)

Britain's Birds

NHBS Special Offer Price: £13.99 £19.95 (Save £5.96) $18/€17 approx (ends 31/12/2016)

Collins Bird Guide

NHBS Price: £19.99 $25/€24 approx

Challenge Series: Winter

NHBS Price: £24.99 $32/€30 approx