Birding and Wildlife Guides and Tours in Eastern Europe

from the Baltic to the Balkans... and beyond.


Gerard Gorman is the author of the followin​g​​​ books... with more on the way.

Packed with spectacular photographs, maps and comprehensive expert text, this is the ultimate guide to 239 woodpecker species.

The North American edition of the “Complete Guide”, contents the same, but with a different cover.

The only guide to all European species. Now out of print, but perhaps available from second-hand and antiquarian book dealers.


A comprehensive study on this enigmatic species, one of the largest picids on the planet.

Woodpeckers of the World: The Complete Guide   (Bloomsbury/Helm, UK, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4081-4715-3)

Woodpeckers of the World: A Photographic Guide  (Firefly Books, US and Canada, 2014)

Woodpeckers of Europe: a study of the European Picidae   (Bruce Coleman, 2004, ISBN 1 872842 05 4)

The Black Woodpecker: a monograph on Dryocopus martius  (Lynx Edicions, 2011, ISBN 978-84-96553-79-8))

Central and Eastern European Wildlife  (Bradt, 2008, ISBN: 1 84162 231 1)

A guide to the region’s major animal species, and where and when to see them. Illustrated with many stunning photographs.

Pocket Guide to Tracks and Signs (Bloomsbury, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4729-0986-2)

Where to find and how to identify the evidence left by over 40 European animals, with informative text and colour photographs.

Birding in Eastern Europe (Wildsounds, 2006, ISBN-10: 1 8986 6507 9)

Covers the best birding sites in 11 countries, with directions and maps, from the Baltic States to the Balkans.

Where to watch birds in Eastern Europe (Hamlyn, 1996, ISBN 0 600 57976 X)

Packed with practical information on birding sites in 6 countries, with maps and sketches and colour plates of key species.

A guide to the region’s major avian species, and where and when to see them. Illustrated with many stunning photographs.

The Birds Of Hungary (Helm, 1996, ISBN 0-7136-4235-1)

A Guide to Birdwatching in Hungary (Bloomsbury, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4729-0986-2)

Now out of print, and a collector’s item, the first guide to birdwatching in an Eastern European country.

The Animal Series has been described as a “new kind of animal history”. In 'Woodpecker' the author delves not only into the natural history, but also the social and cultural history of the family.

Woodpecker (Reaktion Books, London, 2017, ISBN 9781780238296)

RSPB Spotlight: Woodpeckers (Bloomsbury Wildlife,  ISBN 9781472951182)

This colourful book, with many stunning images, and packed with facts, focuses mainly on the four woodpecker species found in Britain, but with some global coverage, too.

Images and text © 2016 Gerard Gorman/ProBirder™. All rights reserved.