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Science With a Team of Thousands: The British Trust for Ornithology

  • Jeremy J. D. Greenwood

Abstract

There is a long tradition of natural history study in Britain (Allen 1976 and this book), with ornithology as one of its components. In Victorian times, much of the interest was manifested by the collection of specimens (as ‘stuffed birds’), equivalent in many ways to today’s ‘twitching’, in which people’s focus is on extending the list of species that they have seen. Enthusiasts began to produce county avifaunas (listed by Ballance 2000, 2002), which largely concentrated on describing the abundance and distribution of species in the county and the seasonal patterns brought about by migration.

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Peregrine Falcon Farmland Bird Breeding Bird Survey Bird Study Amateur Ornithologist 
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