Books, Charts & Maps Europe - Birds
Also see Britain - Birds; Europe - other Wildlife. Some species monographs can also be found under World & Monographs (Birds)
Advanced Bird ID Guide
Nils van Duivendijk
Accurately describes every plumage of all 1300 species and sub-species that have ever occurred in Britain, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. This innovative guide will be an essential addition to the library of any serious birder. 308 pages. More details...
Advanced Bird ID Handbook
Nils van Duivendijk
Intended as a reference companion for the original field guide, the handbook has larger and more widely spaced text, and more than 100 additional pages, making it much more easy to use. In addition it has been fully updated with additions and amendments to the accounts of nearly every species, all recent taxonomic changes and new species in the region taken on board, and more than 20 tables giving side-by-side comparisons of the features of sets of similar species. There is also a full checklist of Western Palearctic species.Advanced Bird ID Guide 416 pages.
An Atlas of Wader Populations in Africa and Western Eurasia
Simon Delany, Derek Scott, Tim Dodman & David Stroud
524 pages. More details...
Bird (including iPOD disc)
Peter Hayman & Rob Hume
552 pages. More details...
Bird Songs & Calls of Britain & Northern Europe
224 pages. More details...
Complete Guide to the Birdlife of Britain and Europe
Peter Hayman & Rob Hume
Comprehensive guide to the 430 species that live in or regularly visit Europe, with at least six illustrations of each species, including in flight and at rest. 288 pages. More details...
Birds Through Irish Eyes
Anthony McGeehan & Julian Wyllie
328 pages. More details...
Birdwatcher's Pocket Guide to Britain and Europe
Peter Hayman & Rob Hume
Revised edition of the classic Mitchell Beazley guide. Compact pocket sized book featuring 3500 illustrations of over 430 species. 320 pages. More details...
184 pages. More details...
Climatic Atlas of European Breeding Birds
Huntley et al
An intriguing exploration of how future climatic change may alter each species' potential breeding distribution. 528 pages. More details...
Collins Bird Guide
Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterström & Lars Svensson
448 pages. More details...
The Birds of Corsica
J-C Thibault, G Bonaccorsi
BOU Checklist 17. 172 pages. More details...
The Birds of Cyprus
P R Flint & P F Stewart
BOU checklist 6. Second edition. 224 pages. More details...
Birds of the Czech Republic
A review of the 394 species recorded since 1800. 400+ maps. 43 photos. 336 pages. More details...
EBCC Atlas of European Breeding Birds
Eds: W J M Hagemeijer, M J Blair
Compiles and organizes bird survey data from all of Europe, bringing together a team of 450 authors from 38 countries. 1045 pages. More details...
Birds of Europe with North Africa & The Middle East
We have no stock of this title. A reprint is under consideration. 560 pages. More details...
European Bird Guide
Peter Barthel & Paschalis Dougalis
An authoritative up-to-date pocket field guide covering more than 500 bird species, and at a bargain price! Includes the latest taxonomic 'splits' . 192 pages. More details...
European Bird Populations: Estimates and Trends
Heath, Borggreve & Peet
Full population data is presented on all 515 regularly occurring species in Europe with line illustrations for each species. Information on population trend and range trend data is provided, along with status threat summaries and population size estimates for each species. 160 pages. More details...
Extremely Rare Birds in the Western Palearctic
This book describes in detail 155 species of extremely rare birds that have occurred in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. All species that have occurred less than 10 times have been included. The records are listed with full details and references to books and articles, and include a photograph of the actual individual, if available. Some of these images are published in this book for the first time. 244 pages.
Fascinating Birds: 100 Species of Britain and Europe
160 pages. More details...
The Greater Flamingo
Alan Johnson & Frank Cezilly
A comprehensive overview of these fascinating birds concentrating on one of the best-studied flamingo populations in the world, in the Camargue. 328 pages. More details...
Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America
K M Olsen & H Larsson
Revised edition. Helm Identification Guide. 608 pages. More details...
Handbook of Bird Identification for Europe and the Western Palearctic
Mark Beaman & Steve Madge
THE ultimate ID handbook of the decade. Fifty colour plates by some of Europe's leading bird artists show the widest range of plumages ever to feature in a European guide.
"If you are looking for a single volume that will render much of your existing library obsolete, put this to the top of a shortlist of one."
- Bird Watching
. 872 pages. More details...
Guide to the Identification & Ageing of Holarctic Waders
A J Prater, J H Marchant & J Vuorinen
Identification, ageing and sexing of waders, with information on geographical variation. 168 pages. More details...
Birds of Kazakhstan
Arend Wassink & Gerald Oreel
Brings together invaluable information on status, habitat, distribution and migration on all 498 species recorded in Kazakhstan (up to early 2007). Illustrated by many stunning photos. 288 pages. More details...
A Complete Guide to Birds of Malta
448 pages. More details...
Photographic Guide to the Birds of Malta
Includes photographs and detailed accounts for 130 species. A portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to BirdlLife Malta. 200 pages. More details...
Birds of the Middle East (2nd Ed.)
Richard Porter & Simon Aspinall
Covers the Arabian peninsula (including Socotra), Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Cyprus. 476 pages. More details...
Moult and Ageing in European Passerines
Lukas Jenni & Rafael Winkler
Currently out of print - re-print under consideration (21 December 2011) 256 pages. More details...
Norfolk Crane's Story
John Buxton & Chris Durdin
Includes "Cranes in Europe" by Nick Upton
From a secret start in a quiet corner of the Norfolk Broads, the re-colonisation of the UK by cranes is slow but steadily underway. 133 pages. More details...
Birds of the Palearctic: Passerines
A field guide to all the passerines or songbirds found from Britain eastwards to Japan, and as far south as the Sahara and Himalayas. A vital purchase for every twitcher as it includes many of the rarities that have occurred accidentally in the UK and many more that may occur in the future. The Non-Passerines volume is also available 384 pages. More details...
Identification Guide to European Passerines
4th edition. For many years the indispensable guide for ringers, this book has now become a must for serious birders in the new age of field ID. 368 pages. More details...
Pelagic Birds of the North Atlantic: An ID Guide
Printed on waterproof paper to withstand the rigours of oceanic trips or seawatching! 32 pages. More details...
Pipits and Wagtails of Europe, Asia and North America
Per Alström & Krister Mild
Comprehensive Helm ID Guide to the 26 species of pipits and wagtails of the Holarctic. 26 colour plates, by Per Alström & Bill Zetterström, plus over 220 colour photos. 496 pages. More details...
Raptors and Owls of Georgia
R Galvex, L Gavashelishvili & Z Javakhishivili
A revised and updated edition of "Raptors of Georgia" with text now in Georgian & English and 12 additional species (4 raptors and 8 owls). Accurate and practical information on identification, behaviour, confusing species, habitat, food source, etc for 45 species with 447 superb colour illustrations. 128 pages.
Raptors of Europe and Middle East
Comprehensive collection of photos, by the foremost authority on Western Palearctic raptors, showing all plumages of species in the field. Over 700 photos and 100 drawings. 607 pages. More details...
Raptors of the World: A Field Guide
James Ferguson-Lees & David A Christie
Uses all of the plates from the Helm ID Guide Raptors of the World, with concise, revised text on facing pages, to create a conveniently-sized, lightweight field reference book covering all 330 raptor species. 320 pages. More details...
Flight Identification of European Raptors
Porter, Willis, et al
Third edition. Includes revised and additional text and 70 new photos (bringing the total to 248 black-and-white photographs). The identification illustrations have also been extensively revised. 276 pages. More details...
RSPB - DK Pocket Nature: Birds - 3rd Edition
Jonathan Elphick & John Woodward
Photographic guide to the birds of Britain and Europe. Compact, portable and practical field guide to over 300 species. 224 pages. More details...
Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names
A major ornithological reference, giving the derivation and meaning of all valid scientific bird names. Makes fascinating reading. 432 pages. More details...
Shorebirds of the Northern Hemisphere
Excellent new photographic guide. Covers 134 species, focussing on species and sub-species separation and on ageing to provide a complete identification resource. 448 pages. More details...
Tracks & Signs of the Birds of Britain & Europe
Brown, Ferguson, Lawrence & Lees
Fully revised edition including 10 new colour plates and covers additional species. 333 pages. More details...
Waders of Europe, Asia and North America
Stephen Message & Don Taylor
ID reference to all the sandpipers, plovers, stints and other waders found in Europe, Asia and North America. 80 colour plates show birds at rest and in flight, in every plumage variant likely to be encountered in the region. 240 pages. More details...
Handbook Western Palearctic Birds - Passerines
Hadoram Shirihai & Lars Svensson
Available from mid August 2013. Unlike many other guides, this handbook is illustrated with high-quality photos, which, together with the comprehensive text, details the entire plumage spectrum and geographical variation of every passerine species in the region. This is volume 1, Volume 2 Non-passerines is scheduled for 2015 or later. 800 pages. More details...
Wildfowl of the Northern Hemisphere
Illustrated field guide, showing all 77 species of wildfowl found in the Northern Hemisphere. 192 pages. More details...
Site & Travel guides
WTWB = Where to watch birds
Finding Birds in Andalucia
Nature Guide to the Andalusian Sierras: From Malaga to Gibraltar - Spain
2007. A good introduction into the wildlife in the area is followed by 14 specific routes (each comprising several sites) ranging from 3 day walking/driving routes to short easy walks and not so easy hikes. Includes a useful chapter on tourist information. Stunning photos throughout. 208 pages. More details...
Nature Guide to the Bialowieza Primeval Forest - Poland
Combines interesting and insightful ecological explanations with up-to-date practical tourist information including hiking trails and bike routes. 143 pages. More details...
A Birdwatching Guide to Brandenburg and Berlin
230 pages. More details...
Nature Guide to the Camargue - France
2006. This guide offers up-to-date and practical tourist information and observation tips. Detailed descriptions of hiking trails and car routes are conveniently linked to information on the Camargue's splendid nature. 198 pages.
A Birdwatching Guide to Cyprus
Arthur Stagg & Graham Hearl
1998. Arlequin Press site guide to this 'truly year-round' birding location. NB The Turkish sector is not covered. 88 pages. More details...
Finding Birds in Southern Cyprus
This DVD introduces you to the best birdwatching sites in the Greek part of Cyprus and gives you a real 'feel' for what it's like to go there. More details...
August 2010. Slim guide that will tell you all you need to know about exactly where and how to find the best birds in the Greek part of Cyprus. More details...
WTWB in Northern Cyprus
(2008) Full of useful information on birding on the northern part of Cyprus. Including 18 large fold-out maps and one foldout map featuring the entire island, full colour photographs and illustrations and a full, up-to-date bird, butterfly, reptile & mammal list (for the whole of Cyprus). 94 pages.
From the Verteillac plain in the north to Cahors in the south, this book covers all of the best birding spots of this easy-to-get-to location. 24 pages. More details...
Birding in Eastern Europe
(2006) Covers the best birding sites in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Over 230 sites are described, each with a context mini-map. Eleven country context maps are provided as well as 33 detailed site maps and 22 fine illustrations by Szabolcs Kókay.
- Bird Watching Magazine
288 pages. More details...
Finding Birds in Estonia
Covers no fewer than 27 of Estonia's best birding sites including Matsalu Bay, Spithami, Nigula, Sorve and the area around Tartu. 85 min.
January 2011. Features detailed hand-drawn maps of the sites covered in by accompanying DVD (Finding Birds in Estonia) as well as site specific notes on the attractions, GPS details and other valuable information. 36 pages.
Where to watch birds in Europe & Russia
2000. 250 major birdwatching sites in detail. Over 100 maps. 416 pages. More details...
Top Birding Sites of Europe
192 pages. More details...
Nature Guide to Extremadura - Spain
Second edition of this popular book. 223 pages. More details...
Finding Birds in South Finland
DVD tour of Finland in late spring. 95 min.
December 2010. A slim guide on finding birds in South Finland. 40 pages.
A Birdwatching Guide to France, North of the Loire
2003. The best birding sites in Pays de Loire, Bourgogne, Franche-Compté, Bretagne, Basse & Haute Normandie, Ile de France, Champagne-Ardennes, Picardie, Lorraine, Alsace and Nord. 266 pages. More details...
A Birdwatching Guide to France, South of the Loire
2000. The best sites in France south of the Loire, including Corsica. 288 pages. More details...
Where to watch birds in France
Philippe Dubois / LPO
Reprint under consideration. We no longer have stock of this title. 400 pages. More details...
The Good Bird Guide
600 pages. More details...
Birdwatching in Northern Greece - 2nd Edn.
2011. The most detailed and up-to-date guide available for the area. 158 pages. More details...
Nature Guide to the Hortobagy & Tisza River floodplain - Hungary
A very useful introduction to this fascinating region, with walking and driving itineraries allowing you to discover the area at your own pace. Includes a useful chapter on tourist information. Stunning photos throughout. c180 pages. More details...
2nd Edition (2010). 336 pages. More details...
Guide to the Birding Hot-Spots of Israel
Shirihai, Smith, Kirwan, Alon
2000. Extensive coverage of the 23 main sites plus notes on over 100 sub-sites. Colour photos form a mini field guide. Will prove indispensable to birders visiting the country. Full checklist for the country in each guide. More details...
Shirihai, Smith, Kirwan, Alon
10 main sites. 13 colour maps. 63 colour photos. 118 pages.
Shirihai, Smith, Kirwan, Alon
13 main sites. 18 colour maps. 84 colour photos. 166 pages.
Checklist of the Birds of Israel
Yoav Perlman & Jonathan Meyrav
Concise checklist, giving the full list of species seen in Israel, with the status and distribution of each species. 30 pages. More details...
A Birdwatcher's Guide to Italy
l Ruggieri & I Festari
2005. 100 best birding sites in Italy, including Sardinia and Sicily. 303 pages. More details...
Finding Birds in Lapland
A DVD tour of Lapland - giving you a feel for Arctic Norway & Finland. 76 min.
2010. Slim guide with hand-drawn maps to the best sites in Lapland, including Varanger, Båtsfjord, Pasvik, Karigasniemi, Ivalo and Sodankylä. 37 pages.
Finding Birds in Morocco: coast and mountains
Covers 75 species at 19 sites along the Atlantic coast and in the Atlas mountains. Includes footage of many of the Moroccan specialities including Tristram's Warbler, Atlas Flycatcher, Levaillant's Woodpecker, Marsh Owl and Seebohm's Wheatear. 60 min.
August 2011. Describes the best birding sites in exceptional detail, made even clearer by Dave Gosney's trademark maps.
Finding Birds in Morocco: the deserts
Introduces you to the best birding sites in the deserts of Morocco. 17 sites are covered, with specific locations for species such as Scrub Warbler, Crowned Sandgrouse and Mourning Wheatear. 62 min.
September 2009. Where to find the most sought-after birds in the deserts of Morocco, with precise maps. Many of the sites are also featured in the DVD Finding Birds in Morocco: the deserts. 32 pages.
North-East Poland: Biebrza, Bialowieza and Wigry
Dirk Hilbers & Bouke Ten Cate
Covers the famous National Parks of Biebrza and Bialowieza, plus the Eastern Masurian Lake district and several less known areas such as Augustow, Wigry NP and Narew NP. 256 pages. More details...
A Birdwatchers' Guide to Portugal and Madeira
C C Moore, G Elias & H Costa
1997. Prion site guide detailing 18 major sites in Portugal, including two in the Algarve and 8 in Madeira, plus many minor sites in both regions. 144 pages. More details...
Finding Birds in Southern Portugal
40 pages. More details...
Eastern Rhodopes: Nestos, Evros and Dadia - Bulgaria & Greece
Dirk Hilbers, Herman Dierickx, Alex Tabak & Albert Vliegenthart
Covers the region of the Eastern Rhodopes on the border of Bulgaria and Greece. 224 pages. More details...
A Birdwatching Guide to Eastern Spain
Malcolm Palmer with Luis Fidel
2001. Covers Alicante, Albacete, Barcelona, Castellon, Cuenca, Girona, Tarragona, Teruel and Valencia. 64 pages. More details...
Finding Birds in North Spain
Covers almost 50 species. Takes you to the key birding areas in northern Spain in search of the most special birds. 68 min. More details...
April 2010. Covers the areas north of Madrid, (except the east coast which will be covered in a separate book/DVD) from the Picos de Europa to Lleida, including the Spanish Pyrenees, Villafafila, Sierra de Guara, Belchite & Gallocanta. 36 pages. More details...
WTWB Southern & Western Spain
Ernest Garcia & Andrew Paterson
3rd edition (2008). The definitive guide to finding birds in Andalucia, (the provinces of Huelva, Cádiz, Sevilla, Córdoba, Málaga, Granada, Jaén, Almería), Extremadura (the provinces of Badajoz and Cáceres) and Gibraltar. 320 pages. More details...
Where to Watch Birds in Spain: The 100 best sites
Jose Antonio Montero
(2006) Includes informative, up-to-date texts on the natural features and ornithological importance of each site and is illustrated with beautiful photos. 341 pages. More details...
A Birdwatchers' Guide to Turkey
Ian Green & Nigel Moorhouse
1995. Prion site guide to over 37 major sites (including maps), plus many minor areas of interest. 122 pages. More details...
Birds of Turkey
Guy Kirwan et al
Comprehensive account of every species on the Turkish list, with a full breakdown of records and status, distribution in Turkey, and taxonomy. 512 pages. More details...
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