This is a review of the Czech Republic's avifauna, with information on the 394 species recorded since 1800 which includes an overview of the ecology and geography of the country, bird habitats, climate, bird protection and bird areas. Thorough species accounts follow, providing information on each bird's general biology, status and distribution, breeding and winter densities, timing of occurrence and population trends. Each account is accompanied by a distribution map. The book also contains a section on the best birdwatching sites, with access maps and species. To complete the coverage there are checklists for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.