Waders are truly spectacular members of our avifauna, especially along coasts and in wetlands during the spring and autumn migration periods, when members of several species may form dramatic flocks that wheel and turn in flight. While waders are often particularly striking in summer plumage, identifying these birds outside the breeding season can be problematic for even the most confident birdwatchers.
Waders of Europe is the ultimate guide to wader identification, ecology and biology. Through outstanding photography and concise, detailed text, Waders of Europe is indispensable for anyone interested in learning more about waders, and is an invaluable tool for identifying birds to species level in the field.
Lars Gejl is a photographer and birder based in Denmark.