Working for birds in Africa

Les Ailes du Sahel—Zones humides et oiseaux migrateurs dans un environnement en mutation

Sat, 08/24/2013 - 15:55 -- abc_admin
Leo Zwarts, Rob G. Bijlsma, Jan van der Kamp & Eddy Wymenga, 2012. Zeist: KNNV Publishing. 564 pp, numerous photographs, drawings, figures, tables and maps. Hardback. ISBN 978-90-5011-412-7. (

French edition of the outstanding and award-winning Living on the Edge: Wetlands and Birds in a Changing Sahel (2009). For a review of this fascinating and beautifully produced book, packed with information presented in a highly attractive form, see Bull. ABC 17: 129–130. There are extremely few recent works on African ornithology in French; the publisher is therefore to be congratulated for making this milestone for ecological studies in the region available to a Francophone public. Furthermore, a French summary can be downloaded from


Ron Demey

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