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European Countries - Comparative Birding Statistics
European Endemics List
European Endangered Species
European Print Resources

European Birding Hotspots by Country

A very useful site is Albert Masi's site on Maps & Distribution of the Birds of the Western
Palearctic Region (in five languages) which allows searches for distribution of birds across Europe.
See also the Birds of Europe website.

Also, for help translating bird names from one European language to another (or to English), 
check out the Multilingual North European Bird Dictionary

...Albania ...France ...Netherlands
...Armenia ...Georgia ...Norway
...Austria ...Germany ...Poland
...Azerbaijan ...Gibraltar ...Portugal
...Azores ...Greece ...Romania
...Baleric Islands ...Greenland ...Russia
...Belarus (pending) ...Hungary ...Sardinia (pending)
...Belgium ...Iceland ...Scotland
...Bosnia-Herzegovina ...Ireland ...Serbia
...Bulgaria ...Italy ...Siberia (pending)
...Canary Islands ...Latvia ...Slovakia
...Croatia ...Liechtenstein (pending) ...Slovenia
...Cyprus ...Lithuania ...Spain
...Czech Republic ...Luxembourg (pending) ...Sweden
...Denmark ...Macedonia ...Switzerland
...England ...Mallorca ...Ukraine
...Estonia ...Malta ...Wales
...Faeroe Islands ...Moldova (pending) ...Yugoslavia

 This page does not identify the relative ranking of the birding "hotspots".
Click here to find out about the way that sites were identified.

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European Endemics List

Information on endemics is derived from Sibley & Monroe checklists and bird distribution lists in
Thayer's Birder's Diary - Version 2.05.
___ Adalbert's (Spanish) Eagle
___ Caucasian Snowcock
___ Citril Finch
___ Corsican Nuthatch
___ Crested Tit
___ Parrot Crossbill
___ Red-legged Partridge
___ Rock Partridge
___ Scottish Crossbill

European Endangered Species

Information on endangered birds is derived from the IUCN Red List, Birdlife International, and supporting data bases developed by Ian Patton, of Merlin Species Watcher.
Breeding Birds

Non-Breeding Birds

___ Audouin's Gull
___ Corn Crake
___ Dalmation Pelican
___ Ferruginous Pochard
___ Great Bustard
___ Greater Spotted Eagle
___ Imperial Eagle
___ Kerguelen Tern
___ Lesser Kestrel
___ Lesser White-fronted Goose
___ Marbled Teal
___ White-headed Duck
___ Aquatic Warbler
___ Red-breasted Goose
___ Slender-billed Curlew
___ Steller's Eider

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Print and Other Resources on Birds

and Birding in Europe

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    ....A Field Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe (Peterson Field Guide) 
      by Roger Tory Peterson, Guy Mountfort, P. A. D. Hollom (Contributor). Paperback - 261 pages 5th edition (September 1993) 
    ....The Handbook of Bird Identification for Europe and the Western
      Palearctic - by Mark Beaman, Steve Madge (Contributor) Hardcover - 784 pages (October 1998) One of the most comprehensive bird guides ever to Europe and the Western Palearctic covers nearly 900 species, with color illustrations showing the main plumage stages and subspecies and an extensive yet concise text explaining all aspects of identification as well as status and habitat. An indispensable resource for all serious birdwatchers. 
    ....Where to Watch Birds in Europe and Russia - by Nigel Wheatley. 
      Wheatley gives excellent coverage not only of the well-trod fields of England and France, but also of countries newly explored by North American birders (such as Romania and Azerbaijan), such               bird-rich microclimates as Malta and Greece's Strymon Delta, and several often-overlooked small nations (such as Luxembourg and Moldova). This addition to the acclaimed Where to Watch Birds      series will be particularly valuable to birders visiting Eastern Europe, Russia, and other places whose birding sites have not been well publicized. 
    ....Pocket Guide to the Birds of Britain and North-West Europe -
      by Chris Kightley, Steve Madge, Dave Nurney (Illustrator), David Nurney. Paperback - 320 pages Pocket edition (March 1998) 
    ....Birds of Europe : With North Africa and the Middle East - by Lars
      Jonsson, David Christie (Translator) Paperback Reissue edition (July 1996) Originally published in five volumes, Birds of Europe with North Africa and the Middle East covers all but a few of the Western Palearctic's breeding birds, and includes information on all regularly encountered vagrants. This guide has over 400 color illustrations, including 140 completely new plates, up-to-date color maps, and a
      fully revised text. With species accounts, distribution maps, and illustrations on facing pages, it is practically designed and easy to use. 
    ....The Birdwatcher's Handbook : A Guide to the Natural History of 
      the Birds of Britain and Europe : Including 516 Species That Regularly Breed in Europe - by Paul R. Ehrlich, David S. Dobkin (Contributor), Darryl Wheye (Contributor) Hardcover - 660 pages (October 1994) This extensive guide to bird-watching lists 516 species in Britain, Europe, and adjacent parts of the Middle East and North Africa. Each of the 516 entries is divided into three parts: heading, summary line, and text. The heading consists of the species' common name, scientific name, and a reference to recent editions of standard field identification guides, directing the bird-watcher to a guide containing color drawings or photographs. (This handbook has no color plates of birds.) 
    ....Neornithes - Living Birds of the World - A Data Bank of the living
      and known birds of the world, structured according to the conventional classification system. It enables the retrieval of a wide range of information  from the taxonomic hierarchy: Order, Family, Genus, Specie and Subspecie, and makes provision for retrieval other classifications such as common names (English and Italian),   geographical distribution of species and subspecies, the taxonomic notes and the european species and the world numbers (w.n.) according to the numerical system used by the American Ornithologist Union.

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