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The Birdwatcher's Yearbook 2018

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Birdwatcher’s Yearbook 2018

Edited By Neil Gartshore | Calluna Books | Paperback | Oct 2017 | 328 Pages | Colour & B&W Illustrations & B&W Maps | ISBN: 9780993347726


The Publisher’s View: The Birdwatcher's Yearbook is now in its 38th year and, since its inception in 1981, had been published by Buckingham Press. The Yearbook was created by John Pemberton who edited the 1981-2001 editions before passing the business on to Hilary & David Cromack (2002-2015). In February 2015 the ownership of the Yearbook title passed to Neil Gartshore who is now publishing it under the name of Calluna Books.

The Birdwatcher's Yearbook is still the essential work of reference for British birdwatchers. Whatever you need to know, you'll find it in The Yearbook:

- Special features including 'Key News from the World of Birds' and 'The Best Bird Books of the Year'

- Birding events diary for 2018

- Birding diary and monthly bird note pages

- The latest checklists for British birds, butterflies and dragonflies

- Fully updated guide to almost 370 UK bird and nature reserves

- Contact details for county, national and international birding groups

- Directories of wildlife lecturers/photographers, artists, art galleries and trade outlets of interest to birdwatchers

- Tide table information right through from January 2018 to April 2019 to help you get the best from your coastal bird trips

- Weekly sunrise and sunset times for London, Manchester and Edinburgh for 2018

Fatbirder View:Every year for many years I have reviewed the Birdwatcher’s Yearbook and recommended it as an essential companion to any British birder. So, is it any different this year? Well, it is evolving under its new ownership – the excellent look and feel and layout is only very gradually changing and this edition has a mature feel too it preserving everything that was excellent and adding a slightly different stamp. All the information is at hand for those times when the internet isn’t and I’m sure there will be many birders out their whose copies get dog-eared and tatty from being chucked in the car so you can quickly check tide times or sunset before ending your birding day out.

This year there is even an article by me about access for all… so I’d recommend it of course, but then I have every year without any ego trips. I’ve said this before too, but non-birding partners will get brownie points if they slip this volume into their spouse’s Christmas stocking! Its hard to imagine anything having even half as much value in such a small package.

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14th November 2017