This easy-to-use, illustrated map is an essential guide to watching birds in Britain and Ireland. Featuring the top 346 birding sites including all RSPB reserves and additional Wildlife Trusts and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust sites, this new edition comprises 116 extra sites. It gives concise details on each site from descriptions of habitat and types of bird to be found there as well as opening times and the best season to visit each site, where relevant. On the reverse of the main map there are detailed maps of 15 major sites and information panels on many aspects of birding including a detailed list of bird observatories and the major seabird colonies to be found in Britain and Ireland. Complete with practical tips and information, this ideal companion to Bill Oddie's "Birds of Britain and Ireland" provides a handy reference tool for both the novice birdwatcher as well as the avid twitcher.
About the Author
Bill Oddie is Britain's best-known birder. He has devoted much of the last twenty years to promoting public awareness of both birdwatching and conservation in general. He is author of several books including the classic Little Black Bird Book, and Bill Oddie's Birding Pack which comprises Bill Oddie's Birds of Britain and Ireland and Bill Oddie's Birding Map of Britain and Ireland. He has presented numerous television series on birdwatching. A six-part series Bill Oddie Goes Wild was screened on BBC2 last year, with another series in the pipeline. He lives in Hampstead, London.