Best Birdwatching Sites: Yorkshire

Best Birdwatching Sites: Yorkshire
Neil Glenn & John Miles; John Davis (illus.)
Publisher:  Buckingham Press, Peterborough
Page Count:  340
ISBN Number:  9780956987679

This is a very nicely produced book covering almost 100 of the best sites in Yorkshire to go birding. It covers a wide range of locations, from the famous coastal hotspots of Spurn and Flamborough, to inland wetlands such as Old Moor and Fairburn Ings, to extensive upland areas in the Pennines and North York Moors.

I very much liked the writing style, which was engaging and gently humorous, enticing the reader to visit the sites listed. The sites are well-described, and the maps look clear and accurate. For each site, there is a nice feature of a percentage likelihood of encountering a number of the key species – these feel both realistic and up-to-date. As well as the site details, there’s an enticing introductory section called ‘Your birding year’, whilst useful additional features include information on public transport and disabled access. Overall, this book is highly recommended for both Yorkshire residents and visitors to the county.

Andy Musgrove