East Anglia – the jewel in the crown of British birding. The counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire represent the most popular region for birders and naturalists to visit in the British Isles, whether to see wintering flocks of geese and waders, rare vagrants, scarce breeding birds such as cranes and bitterns, or just to soak up the countryside, be it fen, broad, coastal dune, breckland, heath or down. East Anglia really does have it all.
This new book by David Callahan is the definitive guide to the birding highlights of the region. It contains a comprehensive review of all the major sites, and many lesser-known ones, with maps, notes on access, and information on target species and when to visit. Where to Watch Birds in East Anglia is indispensable for any birder heading to this bird-rich corner of England.
David Callahan is a nature writer and lifelong birder, with a particular interest in the many great sites in southern England. He has travelled the world in search of birds, and also trained as a taxonomist at the Natural History Museum and the Zoological Society of London. He was staff writer at Birdwatch magazine for more than 10 years.
"This is a long overdue guide to arguably the best birdwatching area in Britain as it is some 18 years ago that the last guide, written by Peter and Margaret Clarke, was published. [...] Mistakes are few, mainly detail over some of the site's designations and footpath directions which, if the relevant site managers had been consulted, would have been avoided. Overall, however, this is an essential guide for any visitor to the area planning a holiday and is useful for resident birders straying over their county boundary. As a Suffolk dweller who regularly visits the north Norfolk coast, I have discovered sites I had overlooked reading this guide and will be seeking them out in future visits. It is a guide that should be in the glovebox of the car rather than the bookshelf."
– Alan Miller, Ibis