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Birds: Introduction


Staffordshire is a large county with a surprising variety of habitat, varying from urban and industrial via mixed agriculture to heath and moorland. It also houses a number of large water bodies, both natural and man-made and is crossed from north-west to south east by the valley of the river Trent.

Despite this variety, and the many different birds it attracts, Staffordshire has not been well served by its own avifaunas or bird atlases, all more recent records being subsumed into the greater West Midlands. It is the purpose of this atlas to go some way towards rectifying this.

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Created by SER © 2019 The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford. ST17 0WT Last updated 10/04/2015
Operated by: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council