=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
The UAE is an increasingly popular tourist destination, with a good infrastructure for visitors. This new field guide is based on the bestselling Birds of the Middle East (2nd edition) and covers all the birds of these Gulf states. The new text written by Simon Aspinall and Richard Porter is specific to the Gulf, and new maps are provided for all breeding birds and regular visitors. Illustrated with 102 color plates. The plates are recomposed from Birds of the Middle East, with three extra plates of introduced species. Illustrates over 500 species and subspecise, including all breeding species, regular visitors and vagrants, as well as a number of frequent escapes. Includes a complete UAE checklist.