The SBBOT reference library currently has approximately 900 books and monographs, a collection of Bird Observatory reports, back files of journals relating to birds and wildlife and of archived data and historical articles. There is also a comprehensive collection of digitised photographs of Sandwich Bay history and wildlife.
Most of the stock covers birds in Great Britain and throughout the world but there are also books on wild flowers, insects, spiders, butterflies, moths, mammals, and much more.
Books are in Dewey order. Titles range from the classic such as Gilbert White’s Natural History of Selborne to the third edition of the Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland by Paul Waring and Martin Townsend (2017).
There are also several well-known series such as The New Naturalist Series, Birds of Africa, The Birds of the Western Palearctic and The Handbook of British Birds.
If any members would like to make use of the library or to suggest items for stock please contact Sue Bennett or Ken Chapman.
A selection of some of the titles we currently have: