Mearns, Richard (James)

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MEARNS, Richard (James)

MEARNS, Richard (James). British, b. 1950. Genres: History, Sciences, Biography. Career: Studied peregrine falcons in southern Scotland, 1974-82; performed contract work for Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Nature Conservancy Council, 1982-85; Dumfries and Galloway Council, Dumfries, Scotland, countryside ranger, 1986-; writer. Publications: (with B. Mearns) Biographies for Birdwatchers: The Lives of Those Commemorated in Western Palearctic Bird Names, 1988; (with H. Brown and R. McOwan) Great Walks: Scotland, 1989; (with B. Mearns) Audubon to Xantus: The Lives of Those Commemorated in North American Bird Names, 1992; (with B. Mearns) The Bird Collectors, 1998. Address: Connansknowe, Kirkton, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 1SX, Scotland.