By Roger White | Roger White | Paperback | Mar 2015 | Edition: 2 | 147 Pages | Colour Photos, illustrations & Maps | ISBN: 9780957169517
The Publisher’s View: This book details over 70 major sites in North East Germany and the Baltic islands and has detailed information on access, including GPS coordinates. It gives descriptions of habitat and species and has bird and site photographs throughout, plus detailed colour maps for all the main sites. There are tips on finding specialities such as Lesser Spotted Eagle, Whiskered Tern, Thrush Nightingale, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Common Rosefinch. At the back of the book are species lists in German and in
Other View:Dietrich Sellin says: The author has been to East Germany many times and has himself visited the areas he describes in the book , often with local experts. Having written a Bird Watching Guide to Brandenburg and Berlin, he has now produced a similar one for Mecklenberg -Vorpommern.
The book consists of 147 pages and covers over 70 sites in Mecklenberg -Vorpommern and four sites on the island of Fehmarn. The sites are conveniently arranged according to their location – North West, South West etc. and not according to geographical or political boundaries. The choice of sites represents a precise and thorough overview of the bird life in Mecklenberg – Vorpommern. Each site has a short concise introduction. The accessibility is precisely and comprehensively described and supplemented by an illustrated map and usually a GPS reference as well. The description ends with a short tally of the most important species.
At the end of the book there is a list of species in English and German, and of the scientific names according to the BOU. There is also an alphabetical list of species in English and German. This attractively presented guide is recommended to all ornithologists intending to go on a bird watching tour to Mecklenberg -Vorpommern and the East coast of Germany.
Fatbirder View: This is an excellent guide to an area which clearly has much more to offer than the average UK birder has yet to realize. Full of excellently clear and concise maps and relevant photographs. I am particularly impressed with the book design, which gives the book a great feel of quality. Moreover, it has convinced me that Germany in general, and the northeast in particular should be on my list of places to visit for its birds.
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