Europe’s Birds: An Identification Guide

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Available for Pre-order. Due October 2021.
Europe’s Birds: An Identification Guide Authors: , , , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Princeton University Press View more from this series: WILDGuides Series Pages: 608 Illustrations and other contents: 3,800 color photos + 540 maps Language: English ISBN: 9780691177656 Categories: , , Tag:

Europe’s Birds: An Identification Guide is an easy to use, practical and accessible guide to the birds of Europe.  Covering more than 900 species, and illustrated with over 3,800 photographs, this is the most comprehensive, authoritative and ambitious single-volume photographic guide to Europe’s birds ever produced.

Detailed descriptions provide the information necessary to identify the birds of Europe in all their plumages-male, female, breeding, non-breeding, adult and immatures, as well as distinctive subspecies. Birdwatchers of any ability will benefit from the clear text, details on range, status and habitat, and an unrivalled selection of photographs. Chosen to be as naturalistic and informative as possible, the images are also stunning to look at, making this a beautiful book to enjoy, as well as an up-to-date and essential source of identification knowledge. Europe’s Birds is produced by the same team that created Britain’s Birds, which has been described as “without doubt the best photo guide on the market” (Andy Stoddart, Rare Bird Alert).

From the authors of the acclaimed Britain’s Birds and including top-class wildlife photographers, writers and editors, and an imaginative, highly skilled designer. All are experienced birdwatchers themselves, who know what is needed and what is useful in an identification guide for birdwatchers living or travelling in Europe.

  • Covers all 914 species ever recorded in Europe, including established introductions
  • Describes all distinctive plumages and subspecies
  • Provides details of vocalizations, flight action and favoured habitats
  • Features more than 3,800 photographs, including comparison pages of birds in flight
  • Includes 540 maps, prepared in association with BirdLife International
  • Enables direct comparison of similar species
Weight1.02 kg


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Author Biography

Rob Hume is a freelance writer, editor and artist, with more than thirty books on birds to his name. Robert Still, cofounder and publishing director of WILDGuides, is an ecologist and graphic artist, and has designed more than sixty of its titles. Andy Swash, cofounder and managing director of WILDGuides, is an ecologist and well-known wildlife photographer and author. Hugh Harrop is an award-winning photographer and the owner of the ecotourism business Shetland Wildlife. The four are also coauthors of Britain's Birds: An Identification Guide and British Birds: A Pocket Guide (both Princeton WILDGuides).