Photo Plea For the Devon Bird Atlas

With the Devon Atlas fieldwork complete, and all data collected, attention has been turned to the production of the Devon Bird Atlas. Everyone knows any good book needs good artwork and photographs, can you help?

We are looking for excellent quality photographs of every species of bird recorded in Devon, be it a common, scarce or rare species. And this is how to submit them:

Wood Sandpiper

Photographs (up to 5MB) for selection will be collected in a ‘Devon Atlas’ dropbox folder (  

For an invite to submit material contact Mike Langman at

Images can also be sent be to Mike on a CD, DVD or Memory Stick (which will be returned) to Mike at 38 Brantwood Drive, Paignton TQ4 5HZ.

Submission of any illustration or photo assumes that Devon Birds may use the image free of charge in any of their own publications, on the website or for Society publicity purposes, the copyright of course remains with the photographer.

It is essential that every photo submitted is file named to identify species, age (if applicable) location (unless a vunerable species in which please just mark as ‘undiclosed site’ or UdS), date and photographers initials some file names are restricted to 28 characters in which case they can be abbreviated  i.e. a Mediterranean Gull 2nd summer photo taken at Instow on 20 July 2012 by Jo Bloggs (please use your known Devon Birds initials if you have or know them) could be: MedGull2sInstw200712JBs.

We really look forward to seeing what you can offer.