Waders are spectacular members of our avifauna. They are especially prevalent along coasts and in wetlands during the spring and autumn migration periods, when members of several species may perform dramatic flocks that wheel and turn in flight. While waders are often particularly striking in summer plumage, identifying these birds outside the breeding season can be problematic for even the most confident of birdwatchers. Waders of Europe is the ultimate guide to wader identification, ecology and biology. Through outstanding photography and concise, detailed text, this book is indispensable for anyone interested in learning more about waders, and is an invaluable tool for identifying birds to species level in the field.
Lars Gejl is a hugely successful nature photographer, ornithologist and author based in Denmark. Lars is a dedicated conservationist, and the author of more than 20 natural history books. In 2014, Lars received Gyldendal's professional literary prize for his enthusiasm and knowledge combined with writing talents and outstanding photography. Lars is a co-founder of the NFD Association, Nature Photographers in Denmark, and was the first to start teaching nature photography in Denmark.