Birds of Greece
Pocket Photo Guides
This pocket-sized guide details the appearance, habits, breeding patterns and distribution of more than 250 birds regularly seen in Greece, from eagles to flycatchers and finches. The book also describes the varied landscapes and habitats of the country, listing its top birding sites and what can be seen there. Colour photographs aid identification of each species.
Birds of Japan and North-East Asia
A Photographic Guide
This illustrated handbook details all 520 bird species, both endemic and migrant, found in Japan, Korea, northern China and the Russian Far East, from the majestic Steller’s Sea Eagle to warblers and passerines. Each entry gives key identification criteria, range, habitat and a distribution map, and is illustrated by Japan’s top bird photographers.
Birds of the Canary Islands
This handbook describes the appearance, habits and songs of every bird, endemic or migrant, found in the Canaries. Its 73 colour plates illustrate more than 300 species, while the introduction provides information on the islands’ geography, birding sites and conservation.
The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula
The avifauna of the Iberian Peninsula reflects the area’s diversity of climate and landscape, and the contrasting influences of the Atlantic and Mediterranean. This first English-language ornithological account covers mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar, with chapters on geography, climate and habitats; the complete species list, including population statistics and distribution maps; and a selection of colour photographs.
From the familiar Great Auk to obscure island finches, this listing describes all the bird species known to have disappeared in the last 700 years and now represented by museum specimens, credible accounts and illustration. Each entry includes details of status, range and location of specimens, followed by a description and history, with quotations from written records. There is also a listing of ‘hypothetical birds’, known by very few specimens and unverified accounts, and appendices dealing with doubtful and deficient taxa.
The Birds of London
London’s many parks and nature reserves make it one of the greenest cities in the world, and it is rich in bird life. Peregrines, kestrels and buzzards patrol its skies, while its reservoirs and wetlands provide a haven for waterfowl. This comprehensive work of reference charts the city’s varied habitats, and lists every species that has occurred within the London Natural History Society’s recording area 20 miles around St Paul’s Cathedral.
The Birds of Essex
Stretching east from suburban London along the Thames and north towards East Anglia, Essex is of national and international importance for many birds, especially the migrant wildfowl and waders that occur on the Stour, Colne, Blackwater, Crouch, Roach and Thames estuaries. Covering the entire Essex list of 384 species, this volume analyses and summarizes data collected over the last 200 years, with an up-to-date status report for each species and its patterns of occurrence within Essex.