This is the most comprehensive guide to identification of the birds of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East yet published. Its importance for birders within and outside the region is difficult to exaggerate.
It is the first identification manual to cover all the species to have occurred in the region, nearly 900 in all, illustrating every one (including vagrants and accidentals) and showing the widest range of plumages ever to feature in a European guide. The colour plates contain thousands of individual images and are painted by some of Europe's leading bird artists.
Birdwatch Bird Book of the Year Winner 1998
Wildlife: birds & birdwatching