All publications (except The Buzzard) are available from Geoff Holmes, County Bird Recorder, at 22 Tenbury Drive, Telford Estate, Shrewsbury, SY2 5YF (email)
Cheques should be made payable to "Shropshire Ornithological Society"
Some old copies of the Shropshire Bird Report are available. The latest year published is currently 2006. Please use contact details given above to purchase or for further information.
The SOS's magazine, published quarterly and supplied free to members.
Each issue has an Editorial, latest news items, field trip reports, updates on survey work, sometimes a book review, a guide to local birding locations plus details of forthcoming field trips and indoor meetings.
Other regular items include pages on the National Trust (Long Mynd), Shropshire Wildlife Trust and BTO Survey News in Shropshire.
A summary of birds seen in the last quarter is also included as a separate supplement.
Non-members who would like a sample copy should send a stamped self-addressed A5 envelope to the Editor:
Richard Camp, 3 Barnfield Crescent, Wellington, Telford TF1 2ES.
This book was published by the Society in 1992 and is one of the most important nature conservation publications produced in the County. It is the most detailed study to date of Shropshire breeding birds.
The Atlas is based upon six years of fieldwork between 1985 and 1990 and includes up-to-date distribution maps for nearly all of the 122 species of bird now known to breed in Shropshire.
An introductory chapter describes the wide variety of habitats to be found in the county and computer generated maps shows the association of particular groups of species with each habitat. Each map is accompanied by a commentary by local ornithologists that help to explain the distribution of the bird and how it relates to habitats.
In his introduction David Bellamy writes "Above all this book again demonstrates the power and effectiveness of co-ordinated volunteer effort in providing a thoroughly good read and, at the same time, a source work for soundly based conservation amid the unrelenting pressures on our countryside, not least its birds."
A few copies are still available at £4.00 including UK post and packing.
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