Published by Hobby Publications, 2008
Very good condition.
Produced by Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Society, this is the third Lancashire avifauna ever produced. Given that the last was in 1953, it provides a welcome, much-needed update on the birdlife of one of the UK’s largest, and most ornithologically diverse, counties. As such, it’s pretty much a model of what such a book should be. There’s a brief history of birding in Lancashire, plus a short-round-up of the county’s birdwatching sites, and then a comprehensive, species by species look at the birds themselves, illustrated by 311 original photographs and 105 original line drawings, plus a host of maps, graphs and tables. If you’re a Lancashire birder yourself, it’s a must-have, but if you’ve got any kind of interest in birds, it’s a really fine example of what can be produced by many hours of voluntary fieldwork, research and writing.