Birds of Hertfordshire is a full county avifauna covering all the species ever recorded in the county. The species accounts detail the records and patterns of occurrence for all our common garden birds through to the most exotic Herts rarities. Birds of Hertfordshire presents the results of the most recent Atlas surveys of breeding and wintering birds, together with analysis and comparison with the two previous atlases. It also draws on results from Breeding Bird and Wetland Bird Surveys in the county.
Written by Herts Bird Club experts Ken Smith, Chris Dee, Jack Fearnside and Mike Ilett with invited chapters by Tom Gladwin and Graham White.
Ken Smith was a research biologist for the RSPB for most of his professional career, working on some of our most threatened bird species, now retired, he continues to study birds in Hertfordshire and is Chairman of Herts Bird Club.
Chris Dee is a freelance IT consultant, specialising in the management and presentation of environmental data. He has been the Hertfordshire BTO Regional Representative and a member of the Herts Bird Club committee for 25 years and is the Ringing Secretary of the Rye Meads Ringing Group.
Jack Fearnside is a partner in a London-based design consultancy. Born and bred in Herts, he served on the Herts Bird Club committee for several years and currently helps run a Constant Effort ringing site at Hilfield Park Reservoirs
Mike Ilett was born in Hertford and has birded in the county since he was about 12 years old. He has been a member of the Herts Bird Club Committee since 1998, was county recorder from 2000 to 2005 and now chairs the Herts Rare Birds Panel.