West Midland Bird Club Archives
This page provides readers an e-form facility to view and research historic works concerning West Midland Bird Club activities and ornithological events occurring within the Club region. Availability of material will obviously dictate the extent of this page and any relevant works of historic importance will be placed here.
A main objective of this page is to feature the provision of a full set of digitised West Midland Bird Club Annual Reports, commencing with the first report from 1934 and continuing with an unbroken sequence to a copy preceding the current issue. The Clubs annual report is a historic review of the birds that occurred in our region during a particular year and is therefore an important reference document.
The production of these reports involves a specialised scanning process that enables the books to be preserved in tact; an operation of considerable importance when dealing with unique and often fragile material. Compiling these reports has involved the use of copies in Club possession together with those provided through the generosity of members. The Club wish to make it known that they are extremely grateful to those who donated their personal copies for use in the process of digitising the reports. Many of these reports are from used stock and bear the marks of being 'well thumbed' a distinguishing quality that adds to the overall authenticity of their years of providing valuable information on a strictly personal level.
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Sequence of reports: Numbers 1 to 69 inclusive are those that have been scanned/digitised from old reports using the process that enables the books to remain in tact, this has been carried out by the company 'Pearl Scan Solutions' who specialise in such work. Report No. 70 and from thereon have been digitised through the process of the production of the Clubs annual report and form part of the complete package provided with each issue. Since 2003 this digitised version of the report has been made available to the Club through the completed work package that is provided by our annual report editor David Emley to the company 'Healeys' who currently print the report.
West Midland Bird Club Annual Reports
Miscellaneous studies and reports of regional historic value
A. & K. Booth
J. A. Lawrence