Published on 18 March 2020
After the 2015 release of the Atlas des oiseaux nicheurs, here is the first publication of the regional summary on the populations of overwintering and migrating birds of Aquitaine. This book draws on participatory science data collected over the entire region in winter and during migrations, in particular during a five-year period of winter bird surveys. It also sums up 40 years of monitoring migrations in the Basque country and along the Atlantic coast as well as the results of the yearly mid-January bird count carried out since 1967.
This new Atlas takes stock of the general situation regarding the conservation status and trends of the bird populations of the five départements of the Aquitaine region: Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne and Pyrénées-Atlantiques. It also takes into account the response of bird populations to climate change.
The aim of the book is to make generally available the information collected over the years thanks to the observations and commitment of more than 4,000 professional ornithologists and amateur bird-watchers. The 309 monographs, illustrated with a wealth of photographs, phenology curves, trend charts and distribution maps, will familiarize beginners and professionals alike with the behaviours, ranges and population trends of the migratory and overwintering bird species of Aquitaine.
This atlas, prepared under the coordination of the LPO (league for the protection of birds), is the fruit of a collaboration between birder’s associations and hunters’ federations. It bears witness to their involvement in improving knowledge of the region’s bird fauna.
THEILLOUT A., BESNARD A., DELFOUR F. & BARANDE S. (coord.) 2020. — Atlas des oiseaux migrateurs et hivernants d'Aquitaine : Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris ; LPO, Rochefort, 496 p. (Patrimoines naturels ; 80).
535 colour photos; 235 maps; 347 graphics; 5 tables; 210 x 297 mm; hardback