Impacts of birdwatching on human and avian communities

  title={Impacts of birdwatching on human and avian communities},
  author={Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu},
  journal={Environmental Conservation},
  pages={282 - 289}
  • Ç. Şekercioğlu
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Conservation
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