Sutherland Birdlife provides a comprehensive review of the status of all birds recorded in the County of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland. It combines this with an account of the key bird habitats and birdwatching locations. Breeding specialities and migration patterns are discussed and the current conservation issues facing the county are explained. A generous number of colour photographs and watercolour paintings accompany the text.
"Sutherland Birdlife is a book of two halves; the first covers the geography, habitats and birdlife of the county and the second is comprised of species accounts that form an extension to Alan Vittery's 1997 book 'The Birds of Sutherland'. These distinct halves are separated by several pages of beautiful watercolours by Symonds, illustrating some of the species characteristic to the county at different times of the year. [...] For those considering a visit to Sutherland then the first half of this book will serve as a useful introduction to this beautifully varied county and for those who aren’t, then the stunning photographs and insightful text might just tempt them."
– Justin Walker, BTO book reviews