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The Birdwatcher's Yearbook

The Birdwatcher's Yearbook 2024: order your copy/copies here. 

Edited by Neil Gartshore
Published by Calluna Books

The Birdwatcher's Yearbook has been the essential work of reference for British birdwatchers since first published in 1981. Whatever you need to know, you'll find it in The Yearbook. 

  • Colour:  Mono & 2-colour 
  • Number of Pages:  328 
  • Size:  148 x 210mm (A5) 
  • Cover Price:  £24.00 
  • Publication Date:  In stock 
  • Publisher:  Calluna Books 

Contents include: 

  • The latest checklists for British birds, butterflies & dragonflies 
  • Birding diary & monthly bird note pages 
  • Tide table information from January 2024 to April 2025 to help you get the best from your coastal bird trips 
  • Weekly sunrise & sunset times for London, Manchester & Edinburgh for 2024 
  • Fully updated guide to 380 UK bird & nature reserves 
  • Contact details for county, national & international birding groups 
  • Directories of wildlife lecturers/photographers, artists, art galleries & trade outlets of interest to birdwatchers 
  • Special features including "Bird News" & "Best Bird Books of the Year" 
BUY NOW: offer price from £22.00 (including postage) - you should receive a receipt via this payment, orders will be posted within 2-3 working days.
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Back Copies:

A limited number of back copies in stock - all years from 2016 to 2023 are offered at £10.00 each (including 2nd class postage within the UK) - please contact us for availability & other postage rates. 


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Best Birdwatching Sites: Dorset 

Written by Neil Gartshore 
Published by Buckingham Press 

  • Colour:  2-colour throughout 
  • Key Features:  65 areas covered 
  • Number of Pages:  248 
  • Size:  148 x 210mm (A5) 
  • Cover Price:  £17.95 

Other features include:

  • Birding tips, based on the author’s own experiences, to ensure you get the best from each site 
  • Reliable & up-to-date bird information 
  • Detailed maps & helpful directions to each site 
  • Advice on public transport & accessibility issues 
  • Checklist of Dorset birds & a month-by-month guide to what birds to expect 
  • Seawatching advice 
BUY NOW: offer price from £17.00 (including postage) - you should receive a receipt via this payment, orders will be posted within 2-3 working days.
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BTO website ...there are othersite guides available to the county, but this one is particularly accessible, handily sized, with really clear maps and site descriptions. 

Kevin Lane (British Birds) ...this book provides a wealth of birding-related information about the county and would I’m sure prove invaluable for both holidaying birders and day visitors to this popular county. Even though, as a resident of Dorset, I’m familiar with the majority of the sites treated, reading this book has given me a few ideas of new locations to try out in the coming year. 

Fatbirder website ...it’s no secret that I am a fan of Buckingham Press’s series of ‘Where to Watch’ guides. Judged away from all other guides they are excellent, but put them alongside others and they always stand taller with good, accurate, relevant information and with maps well and attractively presented. 

It happens that Dorset was a county I spent a lot of time in during the 1990s and early naughties and I know many of the sites mentioned, some very well indeed. In fact there are a couple where, in my day, I never saw another birder, clearly this has changed or is about to. The coverage is not just wide but is as deep as the format allows so my congratulations extend to the author. If I were a year-lister in Dorset or even an occasional visitor to the area I’d be hoping Santa pops a copy in my stocking! 

Banner pictures: Brimstone ~ Oystercatcher ~ Corn Bunting ~ Dartford Warbler ~ Crossbill ~ Oblong-leaved Sundew