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Our Perfect Birding Year by Alan Davies and Ruth Miller

Male Great Bustard displaying

In 2008 Alan Davies and Ruth Miller set a new record for the highest number of bird species recorded in a single year. Now they discuss their perfect birding year.

I have no doubt that the Spurn Migration Festival will become a firm favourite in the birding calendar... the festival has the makings of an annual social gathering as well as an excellent opportunity to see some rare, scarce and common migrating birds.

Birding North Wales: Black Cocks at Dawn and More

Great birding can be had along this western slice of Britain that overlooks the Irish Sea, which features mountain peaks, moors, pine forests, ancient oak woodlands, wide glaciated valleys, sandy beaches and seabird-encrusted cliffs.