The definitive photographic guide to the avifauna of Spain. Spain is recognised as one of Europe's richest birdwatching destinations, one that offers a host of regional specialities. It includes famous birding hotspots such as the vast Coto Donana wetlands, mountainous areas such as the Pyrenees and Picos de Europa, the Mediterranean oak forests of the south, the migration crossroads of the Strait of Gibraltar and the plains of Extremadura. Completely revised and updated, this new version of Birds of Spain provides photographic coverage of more than 320 species that regularly occur in the region, from the hoopoe to the golden eagle. Concise text for each species includes information on identification, songs and calls, behaviour, distribution and habitat, with each photo having been carefully selected to aid identification. A guide to the best birdwatching sites in Spain is also included. Portable yet authoritative, this is the perfect companion for any wildlife-friendly visitor to this spectacular and bird-rich country.
James Lowen is an experienced naturalist and author whose previous books include the first edition of Birds of Spain, along with Birds of France. Carlos Bocos Gonzalez is one of Spain's top bird photographers. He is one of the lead photographers of Helm's Handbook of Western Palearctic Birds and co-author of Birds of Borneo, also in the Helm Wildlife Guides series.