It is with regret that we have to inform you that we will not be printing a 2012 Rare and Scarce Bird Report this year. This is due to rising costs of printing and lack of sponsorship. We will still be producing a report but it will be published in the form of a PDF file. This will be for sale at £5.00 (approx.) which is a considerable saving and will get to you quicker!! For those of you that have pre-paid, we will ensure you get a full refund. Once again, my apologies for this inconvenience. The financial implications are the only thing stopping us and we are bitterly disappointed we can’t produce our quality product for you.

Cornwall Birding Team.

8 thoughts on “BIRD REPORT UPDATE

  1. Paul Mallett

    SO sorry to hear that the 2012 report won’t be printed due to the costs involved. I just want to be the first to say a massive thank you for all the hard work you’ve put in creating the excellent 2010 and 2011 reports, which are surely important (and easily accessible) snapshots of our county’s birdlife.
    PDF somehow isn’t quite the same, but at least the will still BE a report, which I’m sure we will look forward to buying in due course.
    Thanks again!

  2. M Jasper

    Very sad indeed to hear this. Too late, I suppose, to suggest a membership fee to the site, or actively marketing it at tourist outlets in the county, places like the Eden Project etc? Or to other bird organisations in the rest of the country, given the number of visiting bird watchers around at the minute? Otherwise, I’d like to echo huge thanks an appreciation for the two previous very fine reports!

  3. Admin Post author

    THanks Mary, we already have the book in stores and other places like Paradise Park etc. Membership to the site is something else we considered but we really want to keep the site free and open for all to use.

  4. Anon

    Very very sad Paul. A big shame but presumably a sign of the times. Presumably sales were low as well, all the more surprising considering the Society are six years behind.

  5. Admin Post author

    Yep, sales were poor even in comparison to 2010. Shame as 2011 was an epic year for birds in the county. Shame the society aren’t willing to pay for our publishing!

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