The Birds of Clackmannanshire, published by the Central Scotland Branch of the SOC, is the culmination of several years of dedicated fieldwork by numerous volunteers mapping the breeding and wintering distribution of the 'Wee County's' diverse birdlife.
The 234-page landmark book should prove an essential reference tool for council planners and environment bodies; with species mapped at the relatively fine scale of a kilometre square, the results will allow for the precise targeting of conservation action and will act as a baseline for monitoring future changes in bird populations locally.
Edited by Neil Bielby, Keith Broomfield and John Grainger, the authors hope The Birds of Clackmannanshire will inspire and encourage readers to take a greater interest in the county's birds, most usefully by becoming involved in recording and conservation efforts locally.
Readers should also enjoy viewing the high-class imagery and art work that embellishes the text throughout. Eleven of the finest bird illustrators working in Scotland today were involved in the project, alongside several photographers.