A Hundred Years Of British Birds


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Brett Westwood looks back at the history of the British Birds journal, which mirrors the growth of birdwatching in the UK.

He uncovers the scandal of the Hastings Rarities, the first arrival of the Collared Dove, and the unique legacy of observations in the magazine. And explores the legacy of the magazine on the growth of birdwatching.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

Brett Westwood explores the history and impact of the British Birds journal