Birding in Eastern Europe

This essential guide covers the best birding sites in 11 Eastern European countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic.

Over 235 sites are described, each with its own inset location map. Eleven national maps are provided as well as 33 detailed site maps and 22 fine illustrations. Accompanying each site are useful author’s tips offering insight and advice from Gorman. He writes from personal experience, having spent more than 3000 biding days in the field in these countries.

Gerard Gorman is an experienced birding & wildlife guide and author. He founded Probirder ( a service for birders visiting Central & Eastern Europe over 20 years ago. His knowledge of the wildlife sites of the region is second to none, having visited every country from the Baltic to the Black Sea. His books include Central and Eastern European Wildlife (Bradt, 2008) and Birding in Eastern Europe (WildSounds).

His main ornithological interest focuses on woodpeckers, and he is regarded as an authority on European species – he is author of the acclaimed Woodpeckers of Europe (Bruce Coleman, 2004), a monograph The Black Woodpecker (Lynx 2011) and Woodpeckers of the World (Bloomsbury/Helm UK and Firefly Books, USA/Canada, 2014). Gerard is also interested in wildlife tracks and signs and his Pocket Guide To Tracks and Signs of European Wildlife was published in 2014.


Author: Gerard Gorman

Copyright: 2006

Publisher: Wildsounds

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