This new book will be a complete avifauna building on the previous Atlas 'The Birds of Berkshire' which was published in 1996 but contained data collected mainly from 1987 to 1989. The new Atlas work has been completed at the same time as the national Atlas work and with the full co-operation of the British Trust for Ornithology. The surveying to update the Atlas took place over four winter and summer seasons from 2007 to 2011. We hope, but cannot promise, to publish the new Atlas within 2 years of the end of surveying.
This new Atlas will have original artwork from a number of distinguished artists and winter and summer distribution maps for the main species and much more.
For a preview of some of the information used to inform the new book take a look at our Distribution maps for both winter and summer here. And for some of the changes the book will include see the notes here.
Sponsorship contributions will help pay for the artwork and maps needed to produce the book.
You can help in several ways:
At the end of the project there may be a surplus if sales go well. In these circumstances, the money will be used in a charitable fund for bird conservation in Berkshire.