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The Birds of Buckinghamshire - Published October 2012

 

The book is a 400 page full colour hard cover quality production and contains the data compiled through the efforts of many county birders while recording for the BTO Atlas project. Each species includes maps comparing the last survey carried out in 1980 with the present status plus a photograph taken within the county by a local birder. In addition there are great articles on Bucks bird sites & habitat, migration and charts showing arrival & departure dates as well as others showing changes in species distribution and gains & losses.

This book is an excellent production and a must for anyone interested in any aspect of Buckinghamshire birdlife.

The new Birds of Buckinghamshire is now available at 25 to non-members, 18 to members.

To obtain your copy:

If you live in or near to Bucks - Order directly from John Gearing, at john_gearing@hotmail.com  or by telephone to 01296748245.  John is co-ordinating the orders and advising purchasers on collection points around the county.

If you live further afield - Order from John Gearing but allow for 6-00 postage and packing.

To View a some sample pages of the sites section click here.  (Large file)

To view the pages for Tree and Meadow Pipit click here  (Large file)

To view the pages for Goldfinch and Siskin click here  (Large file)

 

 

 

Buckinghamshire Bird Club Annual Reports

 

The 2011 report was published in March 2013.  It contains the following :-
  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2011     -    Steve Rodwell

  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire    -    Jim Rose

  • Recording Buckinghamshire's Birds    -    Mike Wallen

  • The Weather in Buckinghamshire during 2011  -  David Glue

  • The Spotted Sandpiper at Caldecotte - Keith O'Hagen

  • Milton Keynes and the Greensand Ridge   -    Simon Nichols and Rob Hill

  • The Peregrine Falcons in Aylesbury  -    Mike Wallen

  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List 2011   -    Andy Harding

    To see a sample page of the report click here.

 

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The 2010 report was published in March 2012.  It contains the following :-
  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2010     -    Steve Rodwell

  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire    -    Jim Rose

  • Recording Buckinghamshire's Birds    -    Mike Wallen

  • The Weather in Buckinghamshire during 2010  -  David Glue

  • An Eastern Lesser Whitethroat in Buckinghamshire - Mike Collard

  • The Wryneck at Wendover  -  Dave Parmenter

  • Milton Keynes - a site guide   -    Simon Nichols and Rob Hill

  • The Waxwing Invasion - Winter 2010/1  -    Dave Parmenter and Mike Collard

  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List 2010   -    Andy Harding

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The 2009 report was published in late 2010.  It contains the following :-
  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2009     -    Rosie Hamilton

  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire    -    Jim Rose

  • Recording Buckinghamshire's Birds    -    Mike Wallen

  • The Weather in Buckinghamshire during 2009  -  David Glue

  • Bitterns at Calvert in early 2009 - Tim Watts

  • The Common Redpoll at Speen  -  Rob Andrews

  • Olney and the North-east - a site guide   -    Simon Nichols and Rob Hill

  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List    -    Andy Harding

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The 2008 report was published in late 2009.  It contains the following :-
  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2008     -    Rosie Hamilton

  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire    -    Jim Rose

  • Recording Buckinghamshire's Birds    -    Mike Wallen

  • The Weather in Buckinghamshire during 2008  -  David Glue

  • List of Birds Recorded in Buckinghamshire

  • The Roller in Great Missendend - Dave Ferguson

  • The Black Stork by the River Thame  -  John Gearing

  • The White-winged Black Terns at Wilstone - Lee Evans

  • The Ouse Valley - East   -    Simon Nichols and Rob Hill

  • Bird Ringing Report 2008   -    Steve Avery

  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List    -    Andy Harding

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The 2007 report was published in late 2008.  It contains the following :-
  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2007     -    Rosie Hamilton

  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire    -    Jim Rose

  • Recording Buckinghamshire's Birds    -    Mike Wallen

  • The Weather in Buckinghamshire during 2007  -  David Glue

  • The Bramblings of Penn Wood -  Kevin Holt

  • The Ouse Valley - West   -    Simon Nichols and Rob Hill

  • Bird Ringing Report    -    Steve Avery

  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List    -    Andy Harding

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The 2006 report was published in February 2008.  It contains the following :-
  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2006     -    Rosie Hamilton

  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire    -    Jim Rose

  • Recording Buckinghamshire's Birds    -    Mike Wallen

  • The Weather in Buckinghamshire during 2006  -  David Glue

  • The Wilson's Phalarope at Hillesden -  Bob Tunnicliffe

  • The Alpine Swift in South Bucks    -    Jim Rose

  • Yet Another Record Falls   -    Simon Nichols

  • CMK - RIP   -    Rob Hill

  • Bird Ringing Report    -    Steve Avery

  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List    -    Andy Harding

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The 2005 report was published in early 2007.  It contains the following :-
  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2005     -    Rosie Hamilton

  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire    -    Jim Rose and Svlvia Fennimore

  • Recording Buckinghamshire's Birds    -    Mike Wallen

  • The Weather in Buckinghamshire during 2005  -  David Glue

  • The Waxwing Invasion in Bucks - Winter 2004/5 - Rob Hill

  • Improvements to BBOWT Calvert Jubilee    -    Tim Watts

  • The 24hr Birdrace 2005    -    Simon Nichols

  • The Common Tern in Buckinghamshire    -    Rob Hill

  • Bird Ringing Report    -    Steve Avery

  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List    -    Andy Harding

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The 2004 report was published in February 2006.  It contains the following :-
  • Chairman's Report for 2004 - Rosie Hamilton
  • Bird Report for 2004 - Covering all species recorded in the county during the year - Andy Harding
  • The Common Terns of Little Marlow Gravel Pits - Mike Collard
  • Changes in Breeding Populations of Little Ringed Plover and Ringed Plover in Buckinghamshire - Robert Hill
  • Colour Ringed Gulls at Little Marlow   in 2004
  • Year Listing in Bucks 2004 - Pain or Pleasure?  - Simon Nichols
  • The Weather in 2004 - A summary - David Glue
  • Bird Ringing Report - Steve Avery
  • Recording Buckinghamshire's Birds - Mike Wallen
  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire - Jim Rose

 

The 2003 report was published in 2004.  It contains the following :-
  • Chairman's Report for 2003 - George Stebbing-Allen
  • Bird Report for 2003 - Covering all species recorded in the county during the year - Andy Harding
  • List of Birds Recorded in Buckinghamshire
  • The Weather in 2003 - A summary - David Glue
  • The Two-barred Crossbill at Hedgerley - Mark and Paul McManus
  • The Black Kite at Little Marlow - Chris Bullock
  • The Black Kite at Ivinghoe Beacon - Mike Wallen
  • The Least Sandpiper at Startops - Mike Campbell
  • The Bucks Bird Race 2003 - Simon Nichols and Ashley Boelens
  • Colour Ringed Gulls at Little Marlow - Chris Goodie
  • A Site Guide to Little Linford Wood - Robert Hill
  • Bird Ringing Report - Steve Avery

 

 
The 2002 report was published in 2003.  It contains the following :-
  • Chairman's Report for 2002 - George Stebbing-Allen
  • Bird Report for 2002 - Covering all species recorded in the county during the year - Andy Harding
  • List of Birds Recorded in Buckinghamshire
  • The Weather in 2002 - A summary - David Glue
  • The Red-rumped Swallow at Furzton Lake - Simon Nichols
  • The Cattle Egret at Hughenden - Warren Claydon

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The 2001 report was published in January 2002.  It contains the following :-
  • Chairman's Report for 2001 - George Stebbing-Allen
  • Bird Report for 2001 - Covering all species recorded in the county during the year - Andy Harding
  • New Wetlands in the Thames Valley - Brian Clews
  • The changing Habits of College Lake - Ed Griffiths
  • The Kumlien's Gull at Withy Bridge - Chris Heard
  • The Whiskered Tern at Willen - Andy Harding
  • Bird Ringing Report for 2001 - Steve Avery
  • The Weather in 2001 - A summary - David Glue
  • Recording Birds in Bucks - Includes a list of the birds seen in the county - Mike Wallen
  • A series of sketches and colour photographs.

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The 2000 report was published in January 2002.  It contains the following :-
  • Chairman's Report for 2000 - George Stebbing-Allen
  • Bird Report for 2000 - Covering all species recorded in the county during the year - Andy Harding
  • Changes in a Breeding Bird Community - Medmenham - Brian and Liz Crathorne
  • Hobby Taking Common Tern - Bob Tunnicliffe
  • Bird Ringing Report for 2000 - Steve Avery
  • The Weather in 2000 - A summary - David Glue
  • Bird Sites in Bucks - A list with map references - Jim Rose and Sylvia Fennimore
  • Recording Birds in Bucks - Includes a list of the birds seen in the county - Mike Wallen
  • A series of sketches and colour photographs.

 

 
The 1999 report was published in January 2001.  It contains the following :-
  • Chairman's Report for 1999 - George Stebbing-Allen
  • Bird Report for 1999 - Covering all species recorded in the county during the year - Andy Harding
  • The Great Shearwater at Willen - A First for Buckinghamshire - Tony Ploszajski
  • The Franklin's Gull at Willen - A First for Buckinghamshire - Kerry Taylor
  • Bird Ringing Report for 1999 - Steve Avery
  • The Weather in 1999 - A summary - David Glue
  • Bird Sites in Bucks - A list with map references - Jim Rose and Sylvia Fennimore
  • Recording Birds in Bucks - Includes a list of the birds seen in the county - Mike Wallen
  • A series of sketches and colour photographs.

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The 1998 report was published in April 2000.  It contains the following :-
  • Chairman's Report for 1998 - George Stebbing-Allen
  • Bird Report for 1998 - Covering all species recorded in the county during the year - Andy Harding
  • Bird Ringing Report for 1998 - Steve Avery
  • Broughton, near Aylesbury - A birders site guide by Steve Brooke
  • The Scaup at Broughton - A discussion on a difficult identification problem - Mike Wallen
  • The Weather in 1998 - A summary - David Glue
  • Bird Sites in Bucks - A list with map references - Jim Rose and Sylvia Fennimore
  • Recording Birds in Bucks - Includes a list of the birds seen in the county - Mike Wallen
  • A series of sketches and colour photographs.

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An essential purchase for anyone birding in Bucks and excellent value for money.

For enquiries into purchasing copies of the any of Annual Reports please email Secretary@bucksbirdclub.co.uk.

Or write to:-

Rob Andrews
28 Ickneild Green
Tring
Herts
HP23 5HH

the prices are as follows :-

Please make cheques payable to "Buckinghamshire Bird Club".


 

'The Birds Of Buckinghamshire'

This book is the first comprehensive account of the birds of Buckinghamshire. It covers every species that has been recorded in the county to the end of 1991. Dot maps of breeding distribution are shown for most of the breeding species, and are the result of a six year survey of the county's breeding birds. Graphs of seasonal and annual occurrence are shown for many of the rarer species. Wildfowl counts are also displayed graphically
Reasons for changing populations are discussed using the results of the latest research, and give a picture of the altering conditions within the county.
Introductory chapters include the history of birdwatching in Buckinghamshire from the Doomsday Book to the present day, and a comprehensive account of the habitats within the county. There are tables of earliest and latest dates for migrants and a gazetteer.
A number of species have been illustrated with line drawings. The five artists, using their differing styles, have produced drawings of very high quality.

 

Please note that this book is now out of print and the club has no more copies in stock.   However, it may be possible to find a copy in a local bookshops.

 

Other Books on Birding in Bucks
Please note these books are not BBC publications.
 
Where to Watch Birds in Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire & Oxfordshire
Brian Clews, et al / Paperback / 3rd edition Published 2002
 
Birds Around Milton Keynes
Paperback