This book provides an introduction to the wonderful birding to be had in Northern France within a days drive of Calais. There are lots of exciting species to look out for: White-tailed Eagle, Black and Grey-headed Woodpeckers, Little Bittern, Collared Flycatcher, Citril Finch, Tengmalm's Owl, Short-toed Eagle, Bee-eater, Bonelli's Warbler, Bluethroat, Whiskered Tern and Little Bustard to name but a few. This book aims to highlight the best sites where many of these wonderful species and many more can be found.
This book features the following sites: Lac du der Chantecoq, Lac de la Foret d'Orient, The Vendee Coast, Noirmoutier, La Brenne (incl. Lac de Cherine), Fontainebleau, Les Vosges, Lorraine National Park (incl. Etang de Lindre, Guermange, Lac de Madine, & Foret de la Reine), Petit Noir, Les Dombes and Ouessant.
Compared to other publications covering the same area, this one:
* Has maps which are exactly to scale - if the map suggests itís 500 metres, thatís how far it will be
* Highlights the best areas only and summarises the key attraction in the first paragraph so you can easily decide whether to read on
* Has a map on the inside cover which serves as an index so you can easily find any site in the book
* Is light and portable