Book on Gloucestershire's 330 species of birds launches next month
11:01am Sunday 13th October 2013 in News
A BOOK detailing the birdlife in Gloucestershire, which over 200 volunteers helped to create, will be unveiled next month.
The Birds of Gloucestershire will be launched at Gloucestershire Wildlife Trusts’ AGM at 10am on Saturday, November 16.
More than 200 people helped survey every corner of the county, walking a total of more than 10,000 miles in the process, to gather information about the 330 species found in Gloucestershire.
Gordon Kirk, the county’s representative for the British Trust for Ornithology, organised the project and described it as a massive achievement.
“Gloucestershire has a really wide range of habitats, and this reflected in the variety of birds that live here – we hope there will be something in this book for anyone with an interest in the county’s wildlife,” he said.
The foreword to the book has been written by HRH the Prince of Wales, who has long taken a personal interest in wildlife and conservation.
Mr Kirk is to hold a talk at the launch.
For more information, visit www.gloucestershirewildlifetrusts.co.uk
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