The Mediterranean is remarkably rich with birds, not only because of the great diversity of habitats in the region but also because it provides the main flyway for most migrant breeding species of northern Europe. This stunning new photoguide encompasses all species of birds, including seabirds, found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and in the adjacent areas with a Mediterranean climate. Featuring nearly 1,000 beautiful color photographs, many of which were taken for this volume, the book presents illustrations and concise accounts of each species.
The pocket-sized photoguide is convenient, up-to-date, and accurate. Through the extensive use of digital software to enhance the photographs, the book enables readers to compare similar species easily and to view far more plumage variations than ever before. Armchair travelers, birders in the field, and holiday visitors alike will find this book both delightful and useful. Digital manipulation of each photograph ensures consistent images.
Paul Sterry is one of Britain's most experienced birders and wildlife photographers. He is director and manager of Nature Photographers Ltd. and the author of more than twenty-five wildlife books, many of which he also illustrated. This book covers 440 species, the list comprising residents in the Mediterranean region as well as regular passage migrants and migrant summer or winter visitors.
Covers all the bird species in the areas bordering the Mediterranean Sea, which comprise some of the most distinctive and bird-rich habitats in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Includes coverage of Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Croatia, Serbia Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Crete, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Damascus, Israel, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.