This book is a review of records of rare and scarce birds in Cheshire and Wirral in North West England. The book updates and expands Rare Birds in Cheshire and Wirral published in 2004.
The bulk of the book consists of individual accounts reporting the status of 150 species and two elected subspecies (Kumlien's Gull and Siberian Chiffchaff). The introductory chapters consist of a preface is followed by chapters celebrating seawatching from the north Wirral shore, site profiles for seven latter-day rarity hotspots (North Wirral Shore, Dee Marshes, Hale Head, Frodsham Marsh, Woolston Eyes, Marbury and Sandbach Flashes), including a catalogue of notable birds for each and illustrations of site photographs, followed by further pages detailing the recent dramatic increase in the county of Common, Velvet and Surf Scoters, Little, Great White and Cattle Egrets and Yellow-browed Warbler.
- Awarded second place in the BB/BTO Best Bird Book of the Year 2018 competition