The first account since 1864 of all the species found in the northeast of England. Twenty-nine naturalists have described the current and historic status of the 63 species found in the region, plus further details of rare, vagrant, extinct and escaped species. Species accounts are accompanied by distribution maps and drawings by local artists.
"This timely and authoritative account of the past history, present status and future prospects of our most charismatic animals is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the wildlife of our region"
– Dr. Phil Gates, Naturalist and Guardian Country Diarist