By Ed Drewitt| Pelagic Publishing | Hardback | June 2014 | 208 Pages | Colour Photos | ISBN: 9781907807817

The Publisher’s View: The Peregrine, the fastest bird in the world, has made a remarkable recovery over the past 30 years. As the species re-establishes itself around the world it is becoming a familiar sight in towns and cities.

This beautifully illustrated book is the first in-depth focus on the lives of Peregrines in towns and cities. In words and stunning photographs, Ed Drewitt reveals the latest information on Peregrine behavior including how they are adapting to, and taking advantage of, the urban environment.

Urban Peregrines is also a how-to-guide, with information on finding peregrines, studying their diet, ringing individuals for research, putting up nest boxes and enabling people to learn more about them through public viewing points or web cameras.

Ed also discusses what makes a Peregrine urban, their contemporary relationship with people, and helps dispel some myths and reveal some truths about this agile predator.

Other Views: “A fascinating insight into the life of our top urban predator”
– Stephen Moss, Naturalist, author and TV producer

”Peregrines! The biggest urban conservation story to hit our cities is gloriously revealed in this wonderful book”
– Mike Dilger, TV presenter and naturalist

The Author: Ed Drewitt is a professional naturalist, wildlife detective, learning consultant/trainer, and broadcaster. He has been studying urban Peregrines for over 15 years, specialising in colour ringing their chicks and identifying what they have been eating.

Ed spends a lot of his time showing people wildlife, specialising in teaching birdsong, and helping others to identify, appreciate, and get hands on with nature. He also takes people around the world on holiday tours to see a variety of animals including whales, dolphins, and a variety of birds.

Fatbirder View:I have little to add to the other reviewers. This is a good account of a post-war conservation success story. Well written as a story and full of help for anyone with a deeper interest or practical mission.


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