Crossbill Guide: Madeira : Portugal


Crossbill Guide: Madeira : Portugal Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Crossbill Guides View more from this series: Crossbill Guides Pages: 224 Illustrations and other contents: Richly illustrated throughout Language: English ISBN: 9789491648175 Category:

Madeira is a wild, rough and verdant green island, situated roughly 850 kms southwest of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean. Together with the much smaller and drier island of Porto Santo and the saw-toothed crescent of the Desertas islands, it forms a small archipelago that is a splendid destination for nature lovers and hikers. The misty laurel forests and sunny peaks are packed with a rare, unique flora and fauna, while whales, dolphins, sea turtles and a large numbers of seabirds patrol the surrounding ocean.

Dirk Hilbers is a biologist and initiator of the Crossbill Guides Foundation. He traveled throughout Europe for his guides; this is his 25th title.

Kees Woutersen is a nature and travel expert with many years of experience as a tour guide and bird guide. He has written several books about birds and nature, including five earlier Crossbill Guides.

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Everything you need to turn up in the right place and at the right time to find some of the best wildlife in Europe. Chris Packham, BBC Springwatch

Author Biography

Kees Woutersen (NL, 1956) has lived in Huesca (Spain) for 20 years, working as a wildlife and bird guide throughout Spain. He runs his own travel company and is author of various books on the birds and natural history. This is his 6th Crossbill Guide. Dirk Hilbers (NL, 1976), set up the Crossbill Guides Foundation and travels Europe to research the guidebooks. This is the 25th guide he's worked on. When not in the field, Dirk Hilbers is a lecturer in environmental ethics at the University of Amsterdam.