Autumn Migrants Tour – Sept 22

The weather wasn’t great for our day tour today with showers and drizzle most of the morning followed by wind and fog in the afternoon! However, we still managed 73 species including 16 types of wader! The tide was still high at Hayle first thing so we started at Lelant Saltings where the waderfest began. […]

Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland

The most thorough, current, useful, and user-friendly book of its kind, Britain’s Birds has become a best-seller since it was originally released and has swiftly become the standard photographic identification guide for the birds of Great Britain and Ireland. The handbook, which has received praise from all levels of birdwatchers, from novices to experts, has […]

The Helm Guide to Bird Identification

“This book covers difficult identification issues by looking at tricky species pairs or groups of birds, and comparing and contrasting their respective features. Designed as a field companion, it supplements the standard field guides and provides much additional information. As well as detailed texts, the books include extensive illustrations of all relevant ages and plumages […]

Waders of Europe, Asia and North America: Helm Field Guide (Helm Field Guides)

“Whilst this book was published back in 2005, it’s still one of the best Wader guides in my opinion. Easy to use, fantastic artwork showing all birds in all plumage’s and very helpful flight pages. Definitely one of my ‘go to’ books when I need help with an unusual wader”. (Paul Freestone) “This new field […]

Collins BTO Guide to Rare British Birds – Book Review

This field guide to the rare birds of Britain and Ireland is the result of an innovative new partnership between Collins and the esteemed British Trust for Ornithology. It brings together the most authoritative and current information. The Collins BTO Guide to British Birds is accompanied by this book. As of February 2015, it includes […]

Our Top 5 Best Bird Books for Autumn

With the internet so accessible these days, sadly a good ID book is often overlooked for, in my opinion, an easier option to identifying birds. It’s all too easy to grab a photo and ask on a Facebook Group, “can anyone help with this?” and whilst I understand this is probably the changing face of […]

Private Tour for Two – August 2022

A last minute booking a few days ago meant we got a full morning with Sennen and Mike in Cornwall. We headed for an early sea-watch at Pendeen as Sennen was keen to see Shearwaters. We didn’t bother with Porthgwarra as there were already a large crowd there and as a novice birder, this could […]

Spring Tour in West Cornwall

April 24th 2022 Seven guests joined Paul on a tour in search of spring migrants and summer visitors this morning. Meeting at 8am, we started the day with a flyover Sparrowhawk before we even got in the minibus! Our day started proper at Nanquidno Valley in the far west of Cornwall. This beautiful valley is […]