The Birds of Dorset
The County bird guides are a growing series giving full details of the status and range of every species
recorded in the county in question. Each title covers all species on the county list, with a detailed breakdown
of rarity records, and each has introductory sections describing the county's general ecology, climate,
weather patterns, its ornithological history and conservation record.
Hardcover 560 pp, colour phots and other illustrations ISBN 9780713669343
Dorset is noted for its expanses of heathland and coastal reedbeds. The combination of these nationally
scarce habitats and a mild climate make Dorset a stronghold for some of Britain's rarest breeding birds as described here.
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