A number of books have been published about the birds and wildlife of the Isle of Man. Some are out of print, but it is worth searching second hand book sellers for a copy.
Manx Bird Atlas, Principal Editor: Chris Sharpe (2007), Liverpool University Press. An Atlas of Breeding and Wintering Birds on the Isle of Man.
Still available from good bookshops. Also available from the Liverpool University Press website at the original full price, click here for details. The website is not currently able to offer discounts; to order the Manx Bird Atlas at the special discount price of £20, order directly from Janet McDermott (email@example.com).
Birds of the Isle of Man by J P Cullen and P P Jennings (1986), Bridgeen Publications, hardback, 364 pages. Line drawings by Alan Harris, black and white habitat photographs and numerous maps and histograms, £18
The Birds of the Isle of Man by J P Cullen and D J Slinn (1983), The Manx Museum & National Trust, 39 pages. A check-list with short notes and eight black and white photographs.
The Calf of Man, W Lockington Marshall (1978), Shearwater Press. The history and folklore of the Calf of Man, with chapters on the Manx Shearwater and the flora and fauna.
Bird Observatories in Britain and Ireland, Edited by Roger Durman (1976), T & AD Poyser. Includes a chapter on the Calf of Man by Malcolm Wright.
Island by Malcolm Wright in Birdwatchers’ Year (1973), T & A D Poyser. An excellent account of the Calf of Man by one of its longest serving Wardens.
The Naturalist in the Isle of Man, Larch S Garrard (1972), David & Charles. The geology, plants and wildlife of the island.
Isle of Man, Canon E.H. Stenning (1950), Robert Hale Ltd. One of the classic ‘County’ series of books. A detailed account of the history of the Isle of Man, but also includes chapters on flora and fauna.
‘Peregrine’ - The journal of the Manx Ornithological Society. Contains the annual Manx Bird Report and various ornithological and natural history articles.
The Calf of Man Bird Observatory Annual Report – obtainable from the Manx Museum.
Other useful publications
A number of publications are available from the Isle of Man Welcome Centre, Sea Terminal Building, Douglas – telephone (01624) 686766. From Republic of Ireland: +44 (1) 8744455.
Ordnance Survey Map 1:50 000 Landranger Series Sheet 95
Public Rights of Way Map 1:25 000
Manx Hill Walks
Short Walks North
Holiday Walks in the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man Coastal Path
More Rambling in the Isle of Man
There are good bookshops in Douglas, Port Erin and Ramsey who also stock some of these publications.