Where to Watch Birds in Dorset, Hampshire and The Isle of Wight by George Green and Martin Cade – 4th Edition – Christopher Helm 2010 – 308 pages, 44 b’w illus, 60 maps. ISBN: 9780713688139Whether local or visiting, expert or novice, Where to watch birds in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is the essential guide for any active birdwatcher in these counties. All significant birdwatching areas in the region are analysed under the headings ‘Habitat’, ‘Timing’, ‘Access’ and ‘Calendar’, providing all the information necessary to make the most of each and every trip, whatever the time of year.

This substantially revised and expanded edition has new chapters, details of ‘clusters’ of sites easily accessible from particular holiday or population centres, additional information on access for the car-bound or disabled, as well as numerous examples of recent occurrences and significant status changes.

I reviewed the last edition and soooo much prefer the new layout – still not a patch on the look of the Buckingham Press guides ‘though.Buy this book from www.nhbs.com