Derbyshire to many visitors is synonymous with Britain's most visited National Park, The Peak District, almost all of which lies within the county. The spectacular White and Dark Peak landscapes are one of the main visitor attractions. The Park contains a wide variety of flora and fauna of which birds are of particular interest. To county residents and more regular visitors, however, Derbyshire birding offers much more than just the Peak District. Very different landscapes and habitats to the east and south are home to a birdlife contrasting with that found in the Peak District.
This book is the result of almost 20 years of endeavour by the Derbyshire Ornithological Society. It follows on from the only two previous books devoted to Derbyshire's birdlife, Whitlock (1893) and Frost (1978). It contains 319 accounts of species that have been reliably recorded in the county. Amongst those are 135 breeders for which distribution maps are given and over 100 are illustrated with black and white vignettes.
Also included are sections on a history of Derbyshire ornithology, the Derbyshire Ornithological Society, ringing in Derbyshire, a general description of the county, a summary of Derbyshire statistics, changes to the county boundary, place names, the natural areas, a chronology of additions to the county list, fossil species, escaped and released species, unacceptable historic records, the breeding bird survey and a comprehensive gazetteer.
Beautifully illustrated and with an abundance of information for the serious and armchair ornithologist alike, The Birds of Derbyshire will be the definitive study of the region's birds for many years to come.
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Steve Shaw is a member of the Derbyshire Ornithological Society.
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Book Description Moorland Publishing, 1978. Book Condition: Good. 1st Ed.. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP83743000
Book Description MOORLAND PUB. CO., 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Hardcover. Number of pages: 192. Ex. Library copy - usual stamps and marks. Reading copy ONLY. Bookseller Inventory # BBI998545
Book Description Moorland Publishing Company, 1978. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 000111
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003373918
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003542783
Book Description Moorland Publishing, Buxton, 1978. 1st ed.. Bookplate on front pastedown; Binding tight. Used - Very Good. VG hardback in VG price-clipped dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS136452I
Book Description Moorland Publishing Company. 1978 edition. Very Good+, Very Good+ 8VO, 182 pgs., B/W Photos Hardcover: 'Tweed design' binding with title on spine in gold. Endpapers and page edges are lightly foxed. This is the first definitive book on Derbyshire's birds for over eighty years. More than 270 species are recorded. A bibliography, two general maps and distributional maps of breeding species are also included. Photos. Nice tight binding. Jacket: Excellent condition. Photo illustrated front and back covers. Desirable copy in protective mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 013057
Book Description Moorland., 1978. Book Condition: Very Good. Hard Cover. Book - VG, spine ends & corners rubbed. DJ - VG, slight edgewear. b/w frontis. 8.5.x6. 182pp. 57 b/w illus. Bookseller Inventory # 678661
Book Description Moorland Publishing Company, Buxton, Derbyshire, 1978. Cloth/hard. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. B/W Photographs (illustrator). First. 8.5 x 6". Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Label of British Ornithologists' Union to inside front board and tiny round stamp to bottom of opposite page; also signature and date. Inside is clean and tight. D/j not price clipped and in more than very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 005452
Book Description Moorland Publishing, 1978. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition.. 1st 1978. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. A definitive book on Derbyshire's birds. Blue & white mottled boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. 182 pages including index. Corners lightly worn. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Pictorial wrapper lightly browned. [S]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1808187