432 pages, 35 line illus, 54 maps
The southeastern corner of England is a densely populated region but one which holds many rich bird habitats. For example, on the south coast of East Sussex and Kent there are undisturbed shingle beaches supporting nationally important tern colonies, and inland there are Surrey heaths, important for many nationally scarce species like Dartford Warbler and Woodlark. In north Kent there is a network of important sites along the Swale estuary which are of great importance for passage and wintering waders and wildfowl. These counties also often attract large numbers of passage migrants, including vagrant rarities from the continent.
This manual explores the best birding sites in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Several new sites have been added to this revised and updated fifth edition. Each site is described in terms of habitat, species, access and timing and the volume is illustrated throughout with line drawings and maps of each site. The manual seeks to enable birders to plan productive trips at any time of the year.
'At 12p per site this book offers a lot of information in return for your investment.' Birdwatching (March 2010) 'This is possible to most detailed and well-researched volume in the Where to Watch series. Completely investigating this region will always be the work of many seasons and many years, but this guide makes it easier.' Birdwatching (April 2010) 'It would take a lifetime for any naturalist to accumulate the wealth of knowledge included in this book, an essentail tool for wildlife fans in the three counties.' Bexley Times (December 2009) 'Highly recommended' Scottish Birds (2010)
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The authors are all keen and experienced birders based in the south-east of England. Don Taylor is the author of Birding in Kent (Pica Press), and the editor of Birds of Kent (KOS). Paul James is the editor of Birds of Sussex (SOS).