Book and DVD reviews

I am frequently asked what books I use when I am on Lesvos, so this section is dedicated to letting you all know what I think about the various books which cover or touch on Lesvos in one way or the other. I'll keep adding as and when I can. In the absence of my own review I will sometimes link to other reviews.

Books and guides directly relevant to Lesvos.

A birdwatching guide to Lesvos. Steve Dudley. Arlequin Press, 2010. ISBN 978 1 905268 06 1. Sbk. £19.99.
Well, I'm not going to review my own book but you can see what others have said here.
Order here.

Collins Bird Guide. Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney & Dan Zetterstrom. HarperCollins, 2010 (2nd edition). ISBN 978 0 00 726814 6 (Sbk). £17.99 (Sbk).
Quite simply the best bird guide on the planet. Not without fault though, but you can download an errata here and read the BirdForum thread on this here.
Order here.

Top birdwatching sites in Europe. Dominic Couzens. New Holland, 2011. ISBN 978 1 84773 767 0. £22.99.
Read review. Order here.

A DVD guide to birdwatching in Europe. Paul Doherty. Bird Images, 2011. £17.95.
Read my review here. Order here.


Books and guides directly relevant to Lesvos.

Collins Butterfly Guide. Tom Tolman & Richard Lewington. HarperCollins, 2009. ISBN 978 0007279777. Sbk. £17.99. 3rd edition.
Still my preferred field guide.
Order here.


Books and guides directly relevant to Lesvos.

The dragonflies of Lesbos. John Bowers. Friends of Lesbos, 2008. ISBN 978 960 930703. Sbk. £19.99

Field guide to the dragonflies of Britain and Europe. Klaas-Douwe B Djikstra & Richard Lewington. British Wildlife Publishing, 2006. ISBN 0 953 1399 5 6. £20.00.
Quite simply the best dragonfly book for Europe.
Order here.


Books and guides covering a wider area but including Lesvos in some detail.

Greece: the land of diversity. Nikos Petrou. Hellenic Ornithological Society, 2011. ISBN 978 960 7197 19 1. (website)
Review to follow.

There and back? A celebration of bird migration. Edited by Andy Brown & Michael Warren. Langford Press, 2011. ISBN 978 1 904078 37 1. £50.00.
Read my review here. British Birds review here.
Order here.