Comprehensive review of the Czech Republic's avifauna, bringing together information on the 394 species recorded since 1800. Contains a detailed overview of the ecology and geography of the country, bird habitats, climate, bird protection, and important bird areas. Thorough species accounts follow, providing information on each birds general biology, status and distribution, breeding and winter densities, timing of occurance and population trends. Each account is accompanied by a distribution map. It also contains a section on the best birdwatching sites, with access maps and species lists. To complete the coverage there are checklists for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.