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Old Friday 1st July 2016, 22:13   #1
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European Field Guide??

I am traveling to europe this summer and was looking for a good field guide and would love some suggestions. I am traveling between Britain and Greece,

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There's only one you will ever need: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Collins-Bir...ain+and+europe without a doubt all you will need for birding in Europe.
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If you've got an IOS device, there's also an excellent app: Collins Bird Guide for Britain & Europe.
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The Collins Guide is widely regarded as the best available bird field and with good reason. The only drawback if your travels are confined to Europe is that it covers many species that you will not see and may confuse. A good supplementary guide which has the added advantage of being slimmer and handier (although the latest edition is bulkier) is "The Birdwatcher's Pocket Guide to Britain and Europe" which covers only the 'core' European species (430) see - http://www.nhbs.com/title/4873/the-n...ain-and-europe Its drawback is that it lacks maps and is much less useful on vocalisations.
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The Collins Guide is widely regarded as the best available bird field and with good reason. The only drawback if your travels are confined to Europe is that it covers many species that you will not see and may confuse. A good supplementary guide which has the added advantage of being slimmer and handier (although the latest edition is bulkier) is "The Birdwatcher's Pocket Guide to Britain and Europe" which covers only the 'core' European species (430) see - http://www.nhbs.com/title/4873/the-n...ain-and-europe Its drawback is that it lacks maps and is much less useful on vocalisations.
I agree with John and others who say Collins is best
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"The Birdwatcher's pocket guide to Britain and Europe",as John pointed, is a great guide,The illustrations are excellent ,of course ,for the original version is a classic of enormous scientific value..The size / amount of information information is a good compromise ..I think this Hayman & Hume's pocket version is an excellent choice for travelling
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"The Birdwatcher's pocket guide to Britain and Europe",as John pointed, is a great guide,The illustrations are excellent ,of course ,for the original version is a classic of enormous scientific value..The size / amount of information is a good compromise ..I think this Hayman & Hume's pocket version is an excellent choice for travelling
Good to see we agree on this. It's a pity that despite all the revisions and alterations since it originally appeared 15 years ago the one common complaint - the lack of maps - hasn't been addressed.
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