Best Birdwatching Sites: Scottish Highlands (second edition) by Gordon Hamlett
The wait is over…. the completely updated and expanded guide to one of Britain’s most popular wildlife-watching regions is now available.
Stock of our popular 1st edition sold out in the autumn of 2013, but we’ve been working around the clock to make sure the replacement volume is ready for a new season of birding in the Highlands.
The book covers a huge area – from Perthshire right up to the Caithness Flow Country – and as many of the best birding sites lie outside established nature reserves, and public transport is virtually unknown, a car is the only practical option for birders. For that reason author Gordon Hamlett has organised the information into a series of 24 mainland road trip itineraries, plus in-depth guides to the islands of Mull, Handa and Skye.
Almost all the tours are circular in nature, with individual maps for each stopping-off point (the book contains an amazing 218 maps in total – 54 more than the 1st edition).
The author’s extensive knowledge of the area (he’s married to a Scot) is apparent in all the reports and the book is full of useful advice. As part of his introduction, Gordon provides a detailed guide for drivers which first-time visitors will find particularly helpful.
Other features of the book include:
Colour: 2-colour throughout.
Features 27 birding routes from John O’Groats to Pitlochry.
Number of pages: 288
The cover of the new book features Black-throated Divers on a Highlands loch by award-winning wildlife artist
“This paperback covers the Scottish Highlands (ie north of Perth) and is an excellent guide to some of the best bird sites that are easily reachable from the road…. It is worth buying this book to plan birding trips to the Highlands as it can save a lot of time in the planning stage.” – A Condon (review on Amazon).
“This Buckingham Press volume is now the book of choice for any birder visiting the Highlands.” –Steve Gantlett, Editor, Birding World.