This book is a comprehensive update to the ever-popular Finding Birds in Southern Portugal.
Dave Gosney writes: 'In the last 12 months Ive been back to Portugal 3 times, checking and re-checking the information in my previous book, trying out new sites and, of course, filming the birds for the accompanying DVD. As a result I have re-written the original book and re-drawn the maps making it more up-to-date and more detailed than ever. Anyone going to the Algarve can use this book to help them find more birds - and birders who want to explore the areas around Lisbon will find this book invaluable too'.
Compared to other publications covering the same area, this one:
* Includes coverage of a greater range of sites, including the Port de Pollenca area where most visiting birdwatchers choose to stay
* Covers exact details of where to find difficult species such as Balearic Warbler, Moltonis Warbler and Moustached Warbler
* Is more up-to-date, based on recent trips
* Has maps which are exactly to scale - if the map suggests its 500 metres, thats how far it will be
* Includes GPS co-ordinates to help you find the right turnings, parking spaces or viewing points
* Highlights the best areas only and summarises the key attraction in the first paragraph so you can easily decide whether to read on
* Has a map on the inside cover which serves as an index so you can easily find any site in the book
* Is light and portable
* Is complemented by a DVD showing you exactly what its like to go birding in many of these sites
The Tejo estuary - right next to Lisbon and yet home to thousands of birds in winter.
Barroca DAlva - the best place for finding exotic species such as Yellow-crowned Bishop, Black-headed weaver and Common Waxbill.
The Sado estuary - find out where to see hundreds of Glossy Ibis and raptors such as Black-shouldered Kite.
Santo Andre Lagoons - great birdwatching area with wetlands full of birds.
The Sagres peninsula - including advice on how to make the most of the seabird and raptor passage, including the best pelagic trips in Europe.
The Alvor estuary - a great place for waders, gulls and migrants.
Lagoa de Salgado - the best freshwater wetland in the Algarve, teeming with birds in the autumn.
Vilamoura - superb hides get you really close to Purple Gallinules and Little Bitterns.
Ria Formosa west - the area west of Faro, great for estuarine birds and with superb pools at Quinto do Lago and Ludo Farm.
Ria Formosa east - east of Faro, Quinta do Marim is a reserve with terrific hides and Tarifa is superb for gulls and other wetland species.
Castro Marim - find out exactly where to stand for Lesser Short-toed Lark and Spectacled Warbler.
Castro Verde plains - one of the best birding sites in Europe. Find out where to get the best views of Great and Little Bustard, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Black-shouldered Kite, Montagus Harrier and Spanish Imperial Eagle.
Elvas - another great site for bustards but also exceptionally reliable for Black-shouldered Kite.