Where to Watch Birds in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Where to Watch Birds in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

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A guide to birdwatching in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, this details the best bird watching sites ranging from shorelines to woodland. Key information is given on the habitat of each site, the birds likely to be seen there, season by season, with tips on the best time to go for maximum enjoyment. There is also information on the flora and fauna to be found on the site. Necessary practical details are given, accompanied by maps on access and how to get to the site as well as pointers to its suitability for photography, educational facilities, organized group visits and visits by disabled enthusiasts and those with young families.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 135 x 216mm
  • Helm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • line drawings, maps, index
  • 0747012083
  • 9780747012085

Table of contents

Part 1 West and North Dorset: West Bexington and Burton Meres; Lyme Regis; Lambert's castle; Powerstock common NR; R. Hooke; Sutton Bingham reservoir; Sherbone Lake; Lydlinch and Deamor Commons. Part 2 Portland and Weymouth: the fleet and Chesil Beach; Portland; Portland harbour, the Nothe and Weymouth bay; Radipole Lake NR; Lodmoor NR. Part 3 Purbeck and Poole basin: Winspit and St Aldhelm's head; Durlston country park; Studland NNR; Brownsea Island; Arne NR; Wareham watermeadows and Swineham Point; Wareham Forest; Poole park and sandbanks; lower Frome valley; Ballard Down; Lytchett Bay; Upton country park and Holes Bay; Upton Heath; Canford Heath and Delph Woods. Part 4 East Dorset and the Hampshire Avon: Christchurch harbour; the Hampshire Avon meadows, Bisterne and Ringwood meadows, Blashford lakes, Ibsley meadows and Bickton Mill; East Dorset heaths, St Cartherine's hill and town common, Avon forest park, Ringwood forest, Holt Heath NNR, Cranborne common NR. Part 5 the chalk: The Downs - Martin Down NNR, Pentridge and Garston wood NR, Maiden Castle, Fontmell Down NR, Beacon Hill and Great Litchfield Down, Farley Mount country park, Cheesefoot Head, Old Winchester Hill NNR, Butser Hill and Queen Elizabeth country park, Badbury Rings, Harewood Forest, Danebury Hill, Selborne; the rivers, R. Allen and Crichel Lake; R. Test and R. Itchen - R. Test, lower Test Marshers NR, Timabury Gravel Pit, Marsh Court and the Test Way, Leckford and the Test Way, Chilbolton Common, Bransbury Common, Shepherd's Springs; R. Itchen - Arlesford Pond, lower Itchen Valley, Winnal Moors, Winchester sewage farm, Avington Park, Northington Park. Part 6 The New Forest and nearby coast: New Forest - Ashley Walk and Hampton Ridge, Fritham, Bolderwood grounds, Acres Down, Beaulieu Road station; Hurst castle and keyhaven/Pennington Marshes NR; Beaulieu estatuary, Lepe Shore country park and Soweley pond; Calshot Spit and Ashlett Creek; Tanner's Lane, Eling Great Marsh. Part 7 South-East Hampshire: River Hamble and Hook-with-Warsash NR; Hill Head and Titchfield NR; Portsmouth harbour; Farlington marshes NR and Langstone harbour; Hayling Island and Chichester harbour - West Hayling shore and the Oysterbeds, Sinah Common and Haylin Bay, Black and Sandy points, North Hayling and Chichester harbour (part contents)
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