Gulls of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East offers the most up-to-date guide for gull identification in Europe and beyond. With a direct and visual approach, and an exhaustive abundance of beautiful colour photographs, this book provides thorough accounts of the 45 species of gulls found in the Western Palearctic. The guide compares similar taxa and addresses the complexities of identifying hybrids. Sections explore gull watching, migration, aberrant birds, sonograms, and population dynamics. Detailed maps for each species are included. Gulls of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East will be the standard work for identifying these birds for some time to come.
- Richly illustrated with nearly 1400 colour photographs
- Thorough accounts of the 45 species of gulls found in the Western Palearctic
- Up-to-date information for easy and accurate identification of all taxa as well as hybrids
Peter Adriaens is an ecologist who has traveled widely to study and photograph gulls, including gull and tern colonies in Belgium and the Netherlands. Mars Muusse is a Dutch birder specializing in gulls and the founder of the gull identification website Gull Research Organization. Philippe J. Dubois is an ecologist, author, and editorial director of the journal Ornithos. Frédéric Jiguet is a conservation biologist at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris and director of the Center for Research in Biology and Bird Populations. His books include Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East (Princeton).