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References for 'Species Spotlight - Dunlin' article published 1st December 2003:

Cheshire (and Wirral) Bird Reports 1969 to 2002, CAWOS.

Cramp, Stanley (Ed.), Birds of the Western Palearctic Vol III, RSPB/ Oxford University Press, 1983.

Curtis M.S. and Baker-Schommer, M, The Mersey Estuary Naturally Ours, National Museums Liverpool, June 2003. Wildfowl and Waders of the Mersey Estuary by Steve Cross.

Friswell, Neil, and Wells, Colin, Dee Estuary WeBS Annual Reports 1999/2000 to 2002/2003.

Hale, W.G., Waders, Collins, 1980.

Pollitt, Mark et al, The Wetland Bird Survey Wildfowl and Wader Counts, Reports 1995/96 to 2000/01.

Prater, S.J., Estuary Birds of Britain and Ireland, T & AD Poyser, 1981.

Wernham, Chris, (Ed) et al, The Migration Atlas, T & AD Poyser (BTO), 2002.

Thanks goes to all the hundreds of WeBS counters over the years without which articles like this could never be written.

Thanks also to all those who have given me their observations and counts directly.