Birds of the Middle East (Helm Wildlife Guides #3) (Paperback)

Birds of the Middle East (Helm Wildlife Guides #3) By Jens Eriksen, Richard Porter, Abdulrahman Al-Sirhan Cover Image
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The Middle East has a wonderfully broad and diverse avifauna, featuring a host of wintering and passage migrants, enigmatic and sometimes colourful breeders, and even a few endemics that occur nowhere else.

The perfect companion for any wildlife-friendly visitor, Birds of the Middle East provides photographic coverage of more than 320 species that regularly occur in the region.

Concise text for each species includes information on identification, songs and calls, behaviour, distribution and habitat, with each photo having been carefully selected to guide identification. A guide to the best birdwatching sites in the Middle East is also included.

Portable yet authoritative, this is the perfect guide for travellers and birdwatchers visiting this spectacular and bird-rich slice of western Asia.

About the Author

A tour guide and photographer, Jens Eriksen is renowned as Oman's premier birder, with a number of photographic titles covering the nation's birds under his belt.

Richard Porter has been involved with birds in the Middle East since 1966 and is an adviser on bird conservation for BirdLife International. He is the author or co-author of several books on the Middle East and the groundbreaking Flight Identification of European Raptors.

Praise For…

“If I ever get back to the Middle East, I will certainly take this gem.” —Birdwatching Magazine

“Each bird has a concise but excellent description and where to see it. There is a section on the countries covered, which includes some good birding sites along with images of habitat.” —Bird Watching

"Fits the bill for a book that can be kept in the side pocket of a backpack ... The photographs are typically of excellent quality and cover variation well." - British Birds

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472986757
ISBN-10: 147298675X
Publisher: Helm
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Helm Wildlife Guides