Historical Atlas of Breeding Birds
InformationDiscover the distribution of Swiss breeding birds since 1950 in the historical atlas. Meticulously researched. Richly illustrated in colour and black and white.
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|Size/Format||23 x 30 cm (L x H)|
|Weight||approx. 2100 g|
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The Swiss Ornithological Institute looks back: a team led by Peter Knaus reconstructed the distribution of Switzerland’s breeding birds during the 1950s, reviewing archives and notebooks from that period and interviewing ornithologists who were active at the time. The data obtained make a comparison possible with the first two breeding bird atlases from the 1970s and 1990s. We are now able to document just how much wild bird populations suffered even before 1970. In particular, the dramatic decrease in farmland species such as Woodchat Shrike, Grey Partridge or Common Hoopoe is evidence of the increasing influence of man on bird habitats. While there have been winners since 1950, e.g. Rook, White Stork or Eurasian Collared-dove, the losers predominate. This striking illustration of diversity loss is a plea for a more sustainable relationship with Switzerland’s natural riches.
|Remarks||With summaries in English|
|Author||Peter Knaus, Roman Graf, Jérôme Guélat, Verena Keller, Hans Schmid, Niklaus Zbinden|
|Link||Details Summary Sample page to be downloaded as PDF Supplement: The 4 distribution maps of each species and the statistics of 102 additional species are ready to be downloaded as PDF.|
|Made in (country)||Switzerland|
|Publisher||Swiss Ornithological Institute|
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