It's been another eventful year for book releases, with some excellent birding guides hitting the markets in 2022. To find out which titles have proved most popular in the BirdGuides Bookshop, click the link below – or scroll down to see a selection of bestselling titles.
Europe's Birds: An Identification Guide
Andy Swash, Rob Hume, Hugh Harrop, Robert Still
Covering some 900 species in 640 pages and includes 4,700 colour photographs, making it a comprehensive photographic guide of the birds of Europe. Although the book contains exhaustive and in-depth coverage, the layout makes it accessible to birders of all experiences. It's clear why this has been so popular over the last year and it comes highly recomended for any European birder who has yet to add this to their collection.
Eastern Vagrants Digital ID Guide
Birdwatch and BirdGuides
For just £4.99 apiece, you can download each of a series of digital ID guides compiled from the team at Birdwatch and BirdGuides. Selling more than 1,000 copies in the opening weekend of its launch, the first of these covers Siberian vagrants, including warblers, pipits, thrushes, shrikes and accentors.
Collins Bird Guide
Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterström
Now in its third edition, the ultimate birding field guide to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East is bigger and better than ever! Providing comprehensive details on the region's species, it gives in-depth identification pointers in all plumages and at all times of the year, as well as details on habitat, range and voice.
Gulls of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East
Peter Adriaens, Mars Muusse, Philippe J Dubois, and Frédéric Jiguet
For the second year in a row, Gulls of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East makes the Bookshop's bestseller list. Richly illustrated with nearly 1,400 colour photographs, this book is a must for anyone interested in this fascinating and challenging family of birds..