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Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East:
A Photographic Guide
Frédéric Jiguet & Aurélien Audevard
Translated by Tony Williams

Paperback | 2017 | $29.95 | £24.95 | ISBN: 9780691172439
448 pp. | 5 x 7 1/2 | 2,200 color photos and maps.
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The first comprehensive field guide to every bird species in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East

Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East is the first comprehensive pocket-sized photographic field guide to every bird species in Europe—this includes winter visitors and common migrants but also all rarities to the region, even if they have been recorded only once. The guide also covers hypothetical species—those that have a good chance of being recorded due to such factors as range expansion and changing weather patterns.

The book's 2,200 stunning color photographs mean that every species is pictured, making field identification quick and easy. Succinct text covers key identification features, voice, habitat, and distribution, and distribution maps are provided for regular breeding species. Particular attention and details are given to help differentiate similar-looking species.

Lavishly illustrated, up-to-date, and wide-ranging, Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East is an essential field guide for every naturalist and birder.

  • First comprehensive field guide to all species recorded in Europe: resident, winter visitor, common migrant, and rarity
  • 860 species covered using 2,200 photographs
  • Includes every species from North Africa and the Middle East to have occurred in Europe

Frédéric Jiguet is one of France's leading ornithologists and a conservation biologist at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. He is director of the Centre de Recherches sur la Biologie des Populations d'Oiseaux (CRBPO), and serves on the editorial board of France's premier bird-study journal, Ornithos. Aurélien Audevard has been studying birds for much of his life and has conducted several high-profile conservation studies for the Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (LPO PACA). His photographs have appeared in many of Europe's leading birding magazines, including Ornithos, L'Oiseaux, Birding World, and Dutch Birding.


"This is an exceptional collection of photos. . . . The photos are printed at extremely high resolutions. That many photos and so many birds in 443 pages is asking a lot, but all is crisply delivered."--Jim Williams, Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Wingnut blog


"This is an excellent photographic field guide. Considering its portable size, the coverage is immense. Practical, handy, and attractive, it will have a wide appeal."--Nigel Redman, author of Birds of the Horn of Africa

"The overall look and aesthetic feel of this book is attractive, and its images are well chosen. It will fill a niche in the European birding market and beyond."--Julian Hough, founding editor of the Naturescape Images blog

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