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 Post subject: Birds of Caernarfonshire
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:18 pm 

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Rhion Pritchard, the COS member and Recorder for the Vice-county of Caernarfon, has followed up his 'Birds of Meirionnydd' published in 2012 with the new 'Birds of Caernarfonshire' which was launched at the COS evening meeting on Jan 6th. It's a larger book than the Meirionnydd one, with a rather larger page-size and almost 300 pages. There are 16 excellent photographs showing the wide range of habitats in the county. For breeding birds it draws heavily on the records collected during the BTO Atlas 2007-2011, and using these Rhion has derived population estimates for most species breeding in the county. Atlas distribution maps are not included as these are already available in the Breeding Birds of North Wales (2013).
The previous book covering the county by John Barnes came out 20 years ago, so those of you who go birding anywhere between Bardsey, Porthmadog and the Conwy Valley will want a copy. It is on sale at RSPB Conwy for £12, and from the author for £14 including postage. Cheques payable to the Cambrian Ornithological Society can be sent to Rhion at Pant Afonig, Hafod Lane, Bangor LL57 4BU. It is also on sale at COS meetings held at Pensychnant, the next being a talk on The Complete Owl by author and photographer Michael Leach on 3rd February.

Geoff Gibbs

BTO Regional Representative for Caernarfonshire

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