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by Chris Durdin

This page is to record written publications by Chris Durdin, with links where possible.

It is work in progress and certainly incomplete. It excludes Honeyguide holiday reports.


With John Buxton, The Norfolk Cranes' Story published in hardback in 2011 and in paperback in 2019.

The biggest bloody herons. In Wild & Wonderful Norfolk, a 'bookazine' published by Norfolk Wildlife Trust to mark its 90 year anniversary, 2016.

AA/Ordnance Survey Leisure Guide, East Anglia (1989) pp12-16: 'A Paradise for Birdwatchers'.

Ordnance Survey Nature Atlas of Great Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands (1995). Colour Library Books, Godalming. Site accounts for 'East Anglia and region'.

RSPB policy documents

Suffolk's Changing Coast (2005) with Renny Henderson. News story here.

A Greener Future for the Broads (2008). News story on BirdGuides or The Guardian or Daily Telegraph.

NWT Thorpe Marshes

Nature Notes from NWT Thorpe Marshes: four articles a year in Harnser, magazine of the Broads Society, January 2014 to the present.

Thorpe Parish Life, 12 articles January-December 2017 (example for January 2017)

NWT blogs: blogs for Norfolk Wildlife Trust, mostly about NWT Thorpe Marshes, are listed in the right hand column of the Thorpe Marshes web page. Wildlife reports for Thorpe Marshes (2012 to the present) are also on this page.

Norfolk Bird Report and Norfolk Bird Club bulletin

The Great Auk Wreck in Norfolk Bird and Mammal Report 1983, pp360-364.

Yarmouth’s Little Terns in Norfolk Bird and Mammal Report 1992 pp430-431.

Norfolk & Norwich Naturalists Society (NNNS)

Natterjack 140, February 2018 pp1-2: Purple Viper's Bugloss in Thorpe St Andrew (also as a web page here).

Natterjack 142, August 2018 pp3-7: Willow Emerald Damselflies: new tree and shrub species with egg-laying scars.

Natterjack 148, February 2020 pp4-6: Willow Emerald Damselflies: more species with egg-laying scars. The two willow emerald articles are also as a web page here).

RSPB research/survey reports and allied papers

  • Breeding redshanks of Essex saltmarshes (also Essex Bird Report paper)
  • Broads ESA breeding waders 1995
  • Broads wintering waterfowl 1996/7
  • Estuaries reports x 7
  • Southend Flats Wader and Wildfowl Survey
  • Breeding redshanks on The Wash report and paper [Norris, K., Cook, T., O'Dowd, B., & Durdin, C. 1997. The density of Redshank Tringa totanus breeding on the salt-marshes of the Wash in relation to habitat and its grazing
    management. J. Appl Ecol. 34: 999-1013.]

RSPB sabbatical reports

(1) wildlife tourism

(2) stone-curlews in northern Spain and south-west France.

(3) cranes

Farming & wildlife pieces: various eg Article in Autumn 2000 Birds magazine on Ed Cross’s farm; NFU regional journal; Cambridgeshire Farms Estate newsletter; RSPB newsletter for farmers.





Chris Durdin

Chris Durdin

Personal profiles


WISEarchive: biographical notes from Chris, 1970s to today, in this interview on WISEarchive a record of Norfolk working lives.

The interview is in the Norfolk marshes section, a project encouraged and supported by the Water, Mills & Marshes project coordinated by the Broads Landscape Partnership Scheme. 


WingSearch 2020: written interview with Chris by Honeyguider Barry Madden, who this year is on a quest (albeit interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic) to see 2020 species of birds, butterflies and moths.


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