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The Birdwatcher's Yearbook

The Birdwatcher's Yearbook 2021

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:  £20.00
  • Publication Date:  26th October 2020
  • Publisher:  Calluna Books 
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Contents include:

  • The latest checklists for British birds, butterflies & dragonflies
  • Birding diary & monthly bird note pages
  • Tide table information from January 2021 to April 2022 to help you get the best from your coastal bird trips
  • Weekly sunrise & sunset times for London, Manchester & Edinburgh for 2021
  • Fully updated guide to ca. 380 UK bird & nature reserves
  • Birding events diary for 2021
  • 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 "Recording, Documenting & Archiving Our County Birds" "Best Bird Books of the Year" 

Back Copies

We have a limited number of back copies in stock - the prices include 2nd class postage within the UK. Please contact us for availability & other postage rates.  

  • 2021                 in stock   @  £18.00 each (current edition)  
  • 2016 to 2020    in stock   @  £15.00 each
  • 2011 to 2015    in stock   @  £10.00 each
  • 2006 to 2010    in stock   @    £8.00 each
  • 2001 to 2005    in stock   @    £8.00 each
  • 1981 to 2000    out of stock 


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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 
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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 


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