Some papers and books by or co-authored with John Tucker.
A selection only of material from Zambia 1970–1976.

Tucker, JJ (1973a) The field identification of White-winged Black and Whiskered Terns in non-breeding dress. The Honeyguide 74:21-23.

Tucker, JJ (1973b) A note on Unhingi Pans, Mbala, with special reference to Great-crested Grebes, Podiceps cristatus. Bull. Zambia Orn. Soc. 5(1):25-9.

Tucker, JJ (1978) A River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis ‘wintering’ and moulting in Zambia. Bull. Brit. Orn. Club 98(1):2-4. (Referenced in BWP).

Tucker, JJ (1979a) Age structure of the tree population of Far Wood, Askham Bog in relation to succession. BSc Thesis, University of York.

Tucker, JJ (1979b) Estimation of Tree Age using the increment borer. Arboric. J. 3:727-31. (See also Tucker (1983)).

Tucker, JJ (1980) Birds at Kabulonga Dam, Lusaka, Zambia. Report on 1971-1973 survey. Bull. Zambian Orn. Soc. 12(1):13-31.

Fitter, AH, Browne, J, Dixon, T & Tucker, JJ (1980) Ecological studies at Askham Bog Nature Reserve – 1. Inter-relations of vegetation and environment. Naturalist 105:89-101.

Barfoot, PJ & Tucker, JJ (1980) Geomorphological changes at Blakeney Point, Norfolk. Trans. Norfolk & Norwich Nats. Soc. 25(2):49-60.

Tucker, JJ (1981a) Head-twisting in kingfishers. Ostrich 52:57.

Tucker, JJ (1981b) The decline of six typically heathland bird species at two Worcestershire heathlands. West Midland Bird Club Annual Report 47:13-21.

Tucker, JJ & Fitter, AH (1981c) Ecological studies at Askham Bog Nature Reserve – 2. The tree population of Far Wood. Naturalist 106:3-14. Given as a paper to the winter meeting of the British Ecological Society 1981.

Tucker, JJ (1981d) Rock Pipit territory densities in Britain. British Birds 74:525-6.

Tucker, JJ (1982) The European Heathland Interest Register. Privately published and maintained register of people with research and/or management interests in heathlands of Europe. NOTE: Before the days of e-mail this was a major aid to communication between heathland professionals for a decade.

Tucker, JJ (1983) Estimation of tree age using the increment borer – the invisible years. Arbloric J. 7(4):335-6. (See also Tucker (1979b)).

Tucker, JJ, Zaluckyj, S, & Alma, PJ (1986) Hartlebury Common – a social and natural history. County Council of Hereford & Worcester.

Tucker, JJ (1987) Eliot Howard and the birds of Hartlebury Common. In The Birdwatchers’ Yearbook 1987.

Richard K Morris, Ed. (undated) The Shropshire Severn. Shropshire Books. Chapter 7: The Flora & Fauna by Tucker, JJ.

Deans, P, Sankey, J, Smith, L, Tucker, J, Whittles, C & Wright, C (1992) An atlas of the breeding birds of Shropshire. Shops. Orn. Soc.

Tucker, JJ (1998a) The Peregrine Falcon on Shropshire – whatever next? British Wildlife 9(4):227-31.

Tucker, JJ (1998b) The Dotterel in Shropshire. The Shropshire Bird Report 1998:27-35.


Tucker, JJ (2010) Management Plan for Farasuto Forest Community Nature Reserve, The Gambia. Published privately in a limited hard copy edition for consumption principally in The Gambia and online via

Tucker, JJ (2011) An annotated Bird Species List for the parish of Hopesay, south Shropshire. Maintained up-to-date, 104 species at 2 July 2012, online at

Tucker, JJ & Tucker PG (2012) The Historical Ornithology of Shropshire for the Shropshire Ornithological Society (SOS). All available published material relating to the birds of the county; close to 5,000 pages with a species index currently of around 11,000 entries; ongoing. Online at

Tucker, J (2012) Quest to discover Black Grouse story. The Shropshire Magazine. September 2012, pp.118–119.


It goes into Publications, bottom of the list above In Preparation.



In preparation

Rookeries in the Shrewsbury district, 1939 to 2012. The Shropshire Bird Report.

The Black Grouse and heathlands in Shropshire – a historical review. Research scheduled for 2012–2013.


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