This easy-to-use, illustrated map is an essential guide to watching birds in Britain and Ireland. Featuring the country's top 346 birding sites, including almost all RSPB reserves and many Wildlife Trusts and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust sites, this edition 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.
Bill Oddie is Britain's best-known birder. He has devoted much of the last 20 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 TV series on birds and other wildlife, the latest of which, Springwatch and Autumnwatch, have been aired nightly on BBC1 and BBC2 in primetime slots. He lives in Hampstead, London.