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The Birds of Bute: A Bird Atlas and Local Avifauna

Flora / FaunaOut of Print
  • 360 full-colour pages
  • 200 maps show summer and winter distribution for many species
  • Texts for each of the 220 species provide detailed historic and current status information
  • 171 photographs, all taken on Bute
  • Land management issues are highlighted and good practices recommended for many species of conservation concern
  • Population estimates are included for all regular breeding and wintering species
  • A complete and up to date island avifauna

Series: BTO Bird Atlas – Regional Atlases [NHBS List] Volume: 04 Bute

By: Ronald W Forrester(Author), Ian J Hopkins(Author), Doug Menzies(Author)

360 pages, 171 colour & b/w photos, 200 colour distribution maps, colour tables

Buteshire Natural History Society

Hardback | Jan 2012 | #210082 | ISBN-13: 9780905812236
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About this book

Bute is an island in the Firth of Clyde, with a great variety of habitats and an extraordinarily rich bird life. Bute has over 100 breeding species including Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Osprey and Black Grouse and is also important for wintering birds, particularly wildfowl, with seven species of ducks and geese present in nationally important numbers (1% or more of the Scottish population).

The Birds of Bute documents data gathered on Bute as part of a national survey, and was seen as an opportunity to update previous studies published on Bute's birds. It is the first complete record of birdlife on Bute since McWilliam's The Birds of the Island of Bute published in 1927.

Two hundred maps show the current distribution of bird species on Bute, but this is more than just an atlas; it is a local avifauna, providing in-depth historical and current information for all species recorded. More than 170 photographs illustrate The Birds of Bute.

"[...] This attractively designed book is both an atlas and an avifauna, abundantly illustrated in colour, solidly bound and modestly priced."
- D.K.B., Ibis 156, 2014

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