- The Birds of Egypt and the Middle East
The essential field guide to the birds of Egypt and the Middle East by a leading naturalist, stunningly illustrated with full-color photography
This compact, incisive photographic identification guide to 280 bird species in Egypt and the Middle East shows the region’s most commonly seen, unique, and endemic species, and is perfect for resident and visitor alike. Each bird species is illustrated with a high-quality full-color photograph, accompanied by a detailed description, which includes nomenclature, size, distribution, habits, and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers biogeography, migration, bird topography, and a glossary. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of Egypt, encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name as well as its status in each country and its global International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) status.
Egypt and the Middle East
Using the Guide
Species Accounts and Photographs
Checklist of the Birds of Egypt
Richard Hoath is a leading naturalist based in Egypt, having traveled extensively throughout the Middle East. He is the author and illustrator of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Egypt (pbk edition, 2009), and many other books and articles on the wildlife of the region. He is a founder member of, and serves on the Egyptian Ornithological Rarities Committee, is a long-time member of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME), and is currently on the faculty of the American University in Cairo.
“Contains comprehensive lists and stunning photographs.” —Amira Howeidy, Al-Ahram Weekly
"Impressively informative and thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, The Birds of Egypt and the Middle East is an ideal reference for on-site bird watcher observation— and an unreservedly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, college, and university library Ornithological Identification & Reference collections."—Midwest Book Review