This is a very basic book and of rather limited use listing only 111 species.
Not much use for identifying the hundreds of migrants that can be seen in Egypt during migration.
Illustrations occasionally stretch to male and female or summer and winter examples of one or two species.
Descriptions are limited to 2 or 3 lines with no details on calls, habitat, or any useful field identification.
The species list of 430 species is useful as a checklist.
The map is next to useless, as are the site guides. 13 locations are each given a single paragraph which provides very little information of any worth.
e.g. "Wadi al Natrun (4) Famous for its monasteries, this wadi on the Cairo-Alexandria desert road has several lakes and marshes often rich in bird life." And that is all you get.
A 1 paragraph Foreward, a 2 paragraph Acknowledgement, an Introduction, 2 paragraphs on habitats, 1 on Conservation, some useful addresses (3) and a list of references rounds up a rather slim 49 page booklet.
50% is in English and 50% is in Arabic.
A tad expensive for what you get.
The publishers recognise the dearth of natural history books in Egypt and intended this as an introduction to birdwatching and a means by which Egyptian schools could encourage an interest in conservation and natural history amongst its pupils. Viewed as a book intended for very young schoolchildren, then perhaps it meets the relevant criteria. However, I think the addition of more detailed text for each species and more extensive site descriptions would help generate interest in a wider (older) audience. All in all, this book is just too short on information.