This invaluable book is the ultimate pocket guide to the birds of Britain and north-west Europe. Covering birds of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Britain, and Ireland, it describes 386 species, including all breeding species and all regular and scarce migrants.
The definitive and accurate text highlights the key features that are required to make quick and safe identification. Almost every species is illustrated with a plate and all plumages regularly seen in the region are depicted, and most include color range maps. Similar species are compared to scale on double-page spreads as an aid to identification.
Chris Kightley is the founder of Limose Holidays, one of Britain's leading bird tour operators. Steve Madge, one of Britain's foremost birders, has led bird tours and is the author of several books on birds. Dave Nurney is an illustrator whose work has appeared in many books and magazines.
Covers 386 species. Range maps.