THE BIRDWATCHER’S YEARBOOK
Birdwatcher's Yearbook 2009
Hilary Cromack & David Cromack | Buckingham Press | Softcover | 2008 | £17.50 | approx. $26/€20 | ISBN 9780955033971
For 29 years The Birdwatcher’s Yearbook has been regarded as the ‘Bible’ of the birding community in Britain, presenting its readers with a mind-boggling amount of information within its 352 pages.
In the latest edition you can read about 100 years of bird ringing history alongside a round-up of the latest new bird discoveries around the globe? Other features include an expanded survey of English-language bird magazines, Gordon Hamlett’s selection of the Top 50 birding websites and details on more than 400 UK bird reserves to help plan your birding outings.
A significant number of the Yearbook’s regular purchasers record their annual bird sightings using the Checklist of British Birds, which follows the BOU-approved British List and now there are checklists provided for butterfly and dragonfly species – a recognition that birdwatchers are becoming increasingly interested in other winged creatures.
Another key feature appreciated by all active birdwatchers is the provision of tide table information for a 15-month period, enabling field trip organisers and individuals to plan outings to the coast when conditions are at their best.
Though masses of information is freely available on the internet, the Birdwatcher’s Yearbook scores because Buckingham Press publishers Hilary and David Cromack have done all the research for you and condensed the information into one handy volume that you can access at any time.
So, if you want to contact a bird photographer or artist, book a new speaker for your club, find out where your nearest optics dealer is, or join your local bird club, the information you need is in this book.
The publishers spend almost six months of every year updating and checking every piece of information in this remarkable book, making it an essential purchase for journalists, ornithological researchers, bird organisations and ordinary birdwatchers.
A few copies of the 2009 edition are still available from Buckingham Press by calling 01733 561 739. Mention ‘fatbirder’ and you can buy the book at the discounted price of £15.50 (a saving of £2). The price includes p&p.
If you prefer to order by post, please make your cheque for £15.50 out to Buckingham Press Ltd and post to Fatbirder BY Offer, 55 Thorpe Park Road, Peterborough PE3 6LJ.
Buy this book from www.nhbs.com
Created: 02nd Mar 2009