Dorset is among the top six birding counties in Britain with 417 species on the bird list and a formidable reputation for rarities and large numbers of migrants each year. Armed with this book youíll be guided around established hotspots such as Portland, Arne and the Studland Peninsula, as well as many less well known areas away from the coast.
Author Neil Gartshore is the perfect guide to a magical county which offers year-round birding excitement. He spent 15 years as an RSPB staff member on the Arne reserve and now works as a freelance bird surveyor, leads birding tours in Dorset and further afield and runs Calluna Books, who specialise in buying and selling out-of-print natural history books.
Other features are:
Birding tips, based on the authorís own experiences, to ensure you get the best from each site.
Reliable and up-to-date bird information.
Detailed maps and helpful directions to each site.
Advice on public transport and accessibility issues.
Checklist of Dorset birds and a month-by-month guide to what birds to expect.