Birds of Central Asia (Helm Field Guides) [Paperback]
- Birds of Central Asia is the first field guide to include the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, along with neighbouring Afghanistan. This vast area includes a diverse variety of habitats, and the avifauna is similarly broad, from sandgrouse, ground jays and larks on the vast steppe and semi-desert to a broad range of raptors, and from woodland species such as warblers and nuthatches to a suite of montane species, such as snowcocks, accentors and snowfinches.
Birds of East Asia (Helm Field Guides), Eastern China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Eastern Russia.
- This is the first single volume guide devoted to the eastern Asian avifauna. Birds endemic to this region include representatives of many of the major families, from the world's largest eagle - Steller's Sea Eagle - to the tiny Formosan Firecrest. The guide features the most up-to-date text available, which, in conjunction with extensive colour plates throughout, facilitates the field identification of all of the species known from the region. Colour distribution maps enhance the text by providing a visual analysis of the summer, winter and migratory ranges of all species.
Collins Bird Guide
- Europe's best Field guide. If you
only carry one field guide on a trip into Europe then this
should be it. It provides all the information needed to
identify any species at any time of the year, with detailed
text on size, habitat, range, identification and voice.
Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and
numerous illustrations to show the species in all the major
plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, feeding,
The Complete Guide to the Birdlife
of Britain & Europe
- This is quite simply the best illustrated
guide to Europe's birds that I have seen. Every bird is
pictured at least five times (and sometimes twenty times)
in varying poses within its habitat. Seeing the birds in
context, really gives this book the edge.
More than a field guide, the book is coffee table size,
and certainly deserves to be in the collection of every
serious bird watcher.
Where to Watch Birds in Europe
- Over 250 major sites are treated in
this book, and many more in passing from Iceland across
Europe through Georgia to Ussuriland in southeast Russia.
Countries, archipelagos and islands are treated alphabetically,
the introduction to each being accompanied by a map showing
major routes and the distribution of sites. Each site account
lists the birds to be seen and how and where to find them,
particularly the specialities
Recommended travel books for Russia
Lonely Planet Eastern Europe
- This book is not as detailed
as the individual Lonely Planet country guides but certainly
very useful (and better value) if you are interested in
visiting more than one country in the region. I have used
it quite often and have not yet been disappointed. A definite
improvement on the previous edition.