Where to Watch Birds in Britain (Paperback)
Yale University Press, 9780300101584, 624pp.
Publication Date: October 11, 2003
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.
About the Author
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.