The Handbook of Bird Identification for Europe and the Western Palearctic

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Drawing on their unrivaled field experience in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, authors Mark Beaman and Steve Madge have combined forces with some of Europe's finest bird artists to produce the region's most comprehensive guide ever. This is the first book to cover every species to have occurred in the region, including vagrants and accidentals--nearly nine hundred species in total. Color illustrations depict each bird and its main plumage stages and subspecies. An extensive text explains all aspects of identification, status, and habitat, while full-color maps within the text offer detailed distributional information.


During the compilation of this book, Beaman and Madge traveled throughout the region, from Iceland and Siberia to the Cape Verde Islands, Egypt, and Georgia. Their field experience is reflected in the breadth and accuracy of the information presented in this guide and in the thorough treatment of difficult or little-known groups. The innovative design of the book makes it accessible to beginning and expert birdwatchers alike. The Handbook of Bird Identification for Europe and the Western Palearctic is the ultimate reference guide for every birdwatcher interested in the region.


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Drawing on their unrivaled field experience in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, authors Mark Beaman and Steve Madge have combined forces with some of Europe's finest bird artists to produce the region's most comprehensive bird guide ever. The book covers nearly nine hundred species, with color illustrations showing the main plumage stages and subspecies, and an extensive yet concise text explaining all aspects of identification as well as status and habitat. Large detailed maps offering distributional information have been designed for easy use by beginning and expert birdwatchers alike.

During the compilation of this book, Beaman and Madge traveled throughout the region, from Iceland and Siberia, to the Cape Verde Islands, Egypt, and Georgia. Their field experience is reflected in the breadth and accuracy of the information presented in this guide. The innovative design of this book allows for a thorough treatment of difficult or littleknown groups. In fact, far more plumages are illustrated and discussed in this book than in other field guides, making An Identification Guide to the Birds of Europe and the Western Palearctic an indispensable resource for all serious birdwatchers.

About the Author:

Mark Beaman, who has traveled throughout the world studying birds, is the author of Palearctic Birds and A Guide to the Birds of Malta. He is the founder of one of Europe's largest bird tour companies, Birdquest. Steve Madge, a partner in Limosa Holidays, has guided bird tours on all of the continents. His books include Wildfowl/Waterfowl, which was voted "Best Bird Book of the Year" by British Birds magazine in 1988.

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