Dr Mark Avery (read the full review here)
After several years of research, writing and checking, Birds of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East: an Annotated Checklist has now been published by Lynx Edicions and is available in hardback from the Birdwatch Bookshop and other specialist outlets. Here's a summary of the contents from Lynx's website:
Birds of Europe, North Africa and the Middle EastThis is the most up-to-date checklist of bird species and subspecies recorded in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, including Iran and the Arabian Peninsula – the ‘greater’ Western Palearctic. Species are presented in systematic order, and each species entry includes scientific and English names, taxonomic notes, distribution and range/vagrancy occurrences within the region. In addition to the main list of almost 1,150 species, appendices detail regionally endemic and extinct birds, those no longer considered to have occurred, and the national lists of all regional countries. The first major update for Europe, North Africa and the Middle East since the Birds of the Western Palearctic series came to an end two decades ago, this long-awaited checklist is essential reading for all those with an interest in the ‘WP’ and its avifauna.
Publisher: Lynx Edicions
Edition: 1st (2017)