Authors Iain Main, Dave Pearce and Tim Hutton, Liverpool University Press, ISBN 978-1-84631-210-6, HB
County and regional bird atlases are a really underrated tool for any birdwatcher, and this is a really fine example. The product of five years’ field work by the North Cotswold Ornithological Society, it covers parts of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, and does so with good, clear species accounts and distribution maps that are easy to use. For any birder in this outstandingly beautiful area, this is a must, for leisurely browsing as well as more systematic fact-checking.
MATT MERRITT, AUGUST 2009