Brett Westwood is joined by keen birdwatcher Stephen Moss on the north coast of Devon, and with the help of wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson they offer a practical and entertaining guide to identifying many of the birds which you’re likely to see and hear around Britain’s coastline.
Each week, the series focuses on a different habitat and the birds you’re likely to find here, starting with Estuaries, and birds such as Redshank, Dunlin, Curlew and Knot, then Sandy Shores (and birds including Common and Sandwich Tern), Rocky Shores (Rock Pipit, Turnstone), Sea Cliffs (Fulmar, Guillemot, Razorbill) and Off-shore islands (and Puffin, Manx Shearwater and Arctic Tern). Not only is there advice on how to recognise birds visually, but also how to identify them from their calls and songs .…. after all, often you’re more likely to hear a bird and than see it.
A Guide to Coastal Birds, complements three previous series A Guide to Garden Birds (2007), and A Guide to Woodland Birds (2008), and A Guide to Water Birds (2009).
Producer Sarah Blunt