The Hamlyn Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe has been around long enough to be called a classic, but is it still good?
I started to use it when I began serious birding about 20 years ago, what drew me to it were the Illustrations, they are beautifully done and
usually include not only male and female, but juvenile, summer and winter plumage, allowing for easy identification of species seen.
The descriptions are well written and provide a good cross-reference to the
A bonus is the distrubition map for each species, this gives you a good idea where you will see a certain species.
The small size of the volume… Read more