I regularly found myself frustrated when attempting to recall where I had first encountered birding papers, notes etc. So much so that I began to maintain handy lists of references which are now available on this website. They cite papers, notes, letters, mystery bird solutions etc published in Dutch Birding, Birding World, Birdwatch and British Birds as well as many other relevant sources. With some exceptions they do not cite either published pictures, which I feel should be included in separate lists or content exclusive to the Web, which may be found using search engines. I hope that birders will find them useful from time to time.
The lists will be updated periodically and you can find the version number and date made available of each list on its index page. As far as possible I have attempted to keep typos and errors to a minimum however when you find more I would be grateful for corrections to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like to thank Dutch Birding for adding the lists to their website and the many photographers for allowing me use their pictures on the covers; Ross Ahmed, Paul Archer, Chris Batty, Dermot Breen, Mark Carmody, Graham Clarke, Polina Clarke, Dick Coombes, Kieran Fahy, Ashley Fisher, the late Martin Garner, Wietze Janse, Aidan G. Kelly, Paul & Andrea Kelly, Dominic Mitchell, Killian Mullarney, Michael O'Keeffe, Andy Paterson, Graham Prole, Tom Shevlin, Arnoud van den Berg & The Sound Approach and Alyn Walsh.