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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Crossbill Guide Dordogne - the book is finally published today

    Well D-day has finally arrived (delivery-day from the printers of 2000 copies of the Crossbill Guide Dordogne to Crossbill Offices in Holland). So I feel that I should mark it with a quick post. It's been written on and off over the last five years by myself and a local French naturalist Frank Jouandoudet. With over 250 pages it covers the landscape, flora and fauna, history and nature conservation and includes 21 routes and 23 additional sites to best observe the wildlife. Illustrated in full colour with lots of photos - mainly our own and taken in Dordogne - as well as maps and diagrams.

    For those of you who would like to see a sample of the book please visit:

    For further information and ordering please visit:

    This is my brother John's humorous take on it all:


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Welcome to my Dordogne Wildlife Diary

In it you will find regular wildlife sightings in the d├ępartement of Dordogne, notably of birds and butterflies in southern Dordogne where I live. In adddition there will be occasional references to neighbouring d├ępartements such as Lot et Garonne, Gironde, the Lot and places further afield. Check out the Faune-Aquitaine website for the latest wildlife sightings in Dordogne and Aquitaine.

Where possible I will add photographs to illustrate the entry. Many thanks to Margaret Mills (family photo) and Denis Cauchoix (birdwatcher photo).

I hope that you enjoy my diary and look forward to your comments.

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