Brand new bird book launched by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
BIRD-LOVERS have searched every corner of the county for birds of all shapes, sizes and species to create an in-depth book on Gloucestershire’s birdlife.
Over 200 volunteers walked a total of 10,000 miles to create The Birds of Gloucestershire, a book which includes information about migrants, rarities, historical records and the development of bird watching.
Every bird recorded in the county has been included in the book, 330 species in total.
“This is a massive achievement by a huge team of volunteers, supported by all the wildlife organisations in the county, so it is great to see it all coming to fruition, said county representative for the British Trust for Ornithology and the organiser of the project, Gordon Kirk.
The foreword was written by Prince Charles and is illustrated by various birds artists across England. All photographs were taken by local birdwatchers.
The book will be launched at Gloucestershire Wildlife Trusts’ AGM on Saturday, November 16 at 10am which is everyone is welcome to attend. Visit gloucestershirewildlifetrusts.co.uk for more information.
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