This list covers all except rarer vagrants and includes every bird likely to be seen by the vast majority of birdwatchers in the region throughout the year. Birds of Europe is a hefty tome- - 1 and 3/ 4 lbs. Lars Svensson is Europe' s leading field ornithologist.
- - but choosing between it and, say, an extra pair of shoes when you pack is a nobrainer. The Birds of Russia and Continuous Regions, Volume 5 Terocletiformes, Columbiformes, Cuculiformes and Strigiformes ( part) by S. Moore Birds of Russia, 2nd Ed by R.Winner of numerous awards, this is the first guide that he has illustrated. A high- quality digital field guide, with bird names in 15 languages, covering 352 species of birds regularly seen in Northern Europe. Take the field guide; lose the shoes.