[Title] The Avifauna of Hong Kong

[Authors] G.J. Carey, M.L. Chalmers, D.A. Diskin, P.R. Kennerley, P.J. Leader, M.R. Leven, R.W. Lewthwaite, M.S. Melville, M. Turnbull, L.Young

[Publisher] Hong Kong Bird Watching Society

[Publish date] November 2001

[Language] English

[ISBN No.] 962-7508-02-0

[Size] 190mm (w) x 250mm (h)

[No. of pages] 564 pages

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The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society has published "The Avifauna of Hong Kong" in November 2001. Following the tradition of high-quality annual bird reports produced in recent years, this is the product of the analysis of 41 years of HKBWS records and surveys, including the first comprehensive breeding bird survey carried out in Hong Kong. In a detailed analysis of the status and distribution of each species in Hong Kong, comparisons are made with data collated as far back as 1861, allowing an assessment of status and distribution changes that have occurred in the interim. These, together with a review of 20 years of waterbird count data, an assessment of the effect of the wild bird trade on birds in Hong Kong and a summary of data collected as part of a long-term ringing programme make this an essential reference to the status and distribution of the birds of south China.


Click the following links to see a review of this book by:

  1. Richard Corlett, Dept of Ecology & Biodiversity, HKU
  2. British Birds (April 2002 Vol. 95 No. 4) - by Nigel Redman
  3. Birding World (March 2002) - by Simon Harrap
  4. Ibis (2002) Vol 144, page 353-366 - by Anthony Galsworthy
  5. Bird Conservation International (2003) 13:77-78, BirdLife International 2003

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