Here is a list of the wildlife-related articles I’ve found interesting or useful: some have more of a direct connection to the Bristol area than others. If you have any suggestions for others I can add, I’d be pleased to hear from you.

Articles are arranged in my standardised structure, then listed chronologically.



Andy Davis (1985) Birds at Blagdon Lake, 1963-1983 Bristol Ornithology 18: 102-116

Pete Hopkin (1985) A flight of seabirds in September 1983 Bristol Ornithology 18: 117-123

Brian Lancastle (1990) Seabirds in the Upper Severn Estuary Avon Bird Report 1989: 57-65

Harvey Rose (1992) The Birds of Clevedon Bay Bristol Ornithology 21: 3-63

Will Duckworth (1999) The Avifauna of Saltford 1978-1992 Bristol Ornithology 25: 3-61

Brian Lancastle (2001) Seabirds: a review of their status in the Upper Severn Estuary Avon Bird Report 2000: 139-167

Matthew Rogers (2002) Waders of the tidal Avon at Sea Mills Reach Bristol Ornithology 26: 3-22

Matthew Rogers (2002) Gulls of the tidal Avon Bristol Ornithology 26: 23-36

Matthew Rogers (2002) Waterbirds of the tidal Avon at Sea Mills Reach Bristol Ornithology 27: 45-52

Andy Middleton and co-authors (2006) The Birds of Oldbury Power Station Silt Lagoons Bristol Ornithology 28: 3-40

Julian Thomas (2007) Autumn skua records in Somerset indicating overland passage British Birds 100: 503-505

Richard Bland and John Tully (2010) The Breeding Season Atlas of the Birds of Bristol 2000-2008 Bristol Ornithology 30: 3-59

Matthew Rogers (2010) The Palaeornithology of the Avon wetlands Bristol Ornithology 30: 60-74


David Gibbs (2002) Scarce Diptera found in the Bristol Region in 1999, 2000 amd 2001 Dipterists Digest 9: 1-13


Francis Rose (1999) Indicators of ancient woodland: The use of vascular plants in evaluating ancient woods for nature conservation British Wildlife 10: 241-251

Richard Thompson and co-authors (2003) The use of vascular plants as indicators of ancient woodland in Somerset: the development of a county-specific list Somerset Archaeology and Natural History 147: 247-256