Woodland Birds - Eric SimmsLondon: Collins, 1971, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper.
Number 52 in the series. Contains: Black & white photographs; Graphs; Colour photographs; Maps; Tables; Appendix;
From the cover: “This new study of British woodlands — both coniferous and broadleaved, natural and planted — and their varied bird life is perhaps one of the most engaging books to appear in this series. Mr. Simms first considers the general environment of trees — the background to any study of woodland birds — and the origins and history of the British and Irish woodlands and their birds from Pliocene times to the present day. He then considers the nature of a ‘woodland bird’; the bird communities supported by the most important tree species; types of woodland or marginal habitats; problems of woodland bird populations and changing environment; the role of woodland bird song and the place of birds in modern forestry.
He concludes with an invaluable species-by-species account of British woodland birds, giving details, for each, of its British and European distribution and of its status and habitats within the British Isles. It is a book of absorbing interest to bird-watchers throughout the country.”