Where to Watch Birds in Britain

Simon Harrap and Nigel Redman

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October 11, 2003
624 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
21 b/w + 30 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300101584
Paper

Published in association with Christopher Helm/A & C Black Publishers Ltd

This valuable book surveys the best birding sites in Britain, covering almost four hundred sites in seven geographic regions, from southwest England to Scotland. The book is a rewritten, considerably expanded, and new edition of the authors’ highly acclaimed Birdwatching in Britain: A Site by Site Guide, published almost twenty years ago.

The authors describe each site briefly, noting what times of year are best for birding there. They also comment on each site in terms of the kinds of habitats found, whether it is reachable by car or on foot, at what times of year different species of birds may be found, and contact information. With detailed maps of the larger sites and general maps of the regions covered as well as original color artwork and black-and-white wash drawings, the book is an attractive and informative resource.

Simon Harrap is a freelance writer and bird tour leader. Nigel Redman is a commissioning editor for the Christopher Helm imprint of A & C Black in London. Both authors have traveled widely throughout Britain over the past three decades in search of birds and their habitats, and their considerable experience makes them well qualified to write this book.

“This book is a ‘tour de force’ of the best birding sites in Great Britain. It should be the book of choice for the serious birder visiting the area.”—Noble Proctor, coauthor of Manual of Ornithology: Avian Structure and Function

“As indispensable as a good field guide.”—Paul Doherty, British Birds (praise for the earlier edition)

Winner of the 2003 Best Bird Finding Guides awarded by WorldTwitch Magazine