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Wildlife Adventures in Eastern Europe: Estonia, Bulgaria, Greece and Macedonia, Hungary and Slovakia – An Illustrated Account of Summer Visits by a Group of Naturalists from England

World / ChecklistBiography / Memoir

By: David KJ Withrington(Author), Paul Raven(Author), Richard Price(Illustrator)

104 pages, 360 colour photos

Withrington & Raven (privately published)

Paperback | Mar 2017 | #234824
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NHBS Price: £12.50 $17/€14 approx

About this book

An illustrated account of summer visits by a group of naturalists from England 2012-15, with checklists of the bird and butterfly species recorded. The group included the authors, prolific natural history writer Peter Marren and a couple of other ex-English Nature stalwarts (Neil Hailey, Steve Berry and Bernard Booth), plus bird photographer Richard Price. The book contains day-by-day accounts of where they went and what they saw. It includes a commentary on the places they visited, including accommodation, local people and appreciation of the different countries and their landscapes and culture.


Introduction   1
Who are we?   2
Where did we go?   4

Estonia 2012
      Day-by-day account   5-18
      Impressions of the country   19-20

Bulgaria 2013
      Day-by-day account   21-36
      Impressions of the country   36

Greece and Macedonia 2014
      Day-by-day account   37-56
      Impressions of the countries   57

Hungary and Slovakia 2015
      Day-by-day account   58-82
      Impressions of the countries   83

Appendices with scientific names (English names are used in text)
Checklist of birds seen   85-95
Checklist of butterflies seen   96-101
List of photos and photographers   104

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David Withrington senior adviser on rivers and fresh waters for the Nature Conservancy Council/English Nature/Natural England 1974-2009; also an expert on European butterflies and speaks Russian and French.

Paul Raven head of Conservation and Ecology at the Environment Agency 1996-2011; co-author of Rivers.

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