Wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands by John Bowler
Published by Princeton [Wild Guides], Flexibound, 224 pages Price £20.00
A great book to take on holiday as it covers really everything you are likely to see from the endemic birds to dragonflies, mammals and even butterflies. These isles are not getting the attention of say the Azores and size may be the problem as birders will have to keep tabs on such a large area but visitors will relish the habitats which are so unique with especially the Laurel forests with their own pigeons! John himself lives on an island [Tiree] and loves the challenge of spotting all the species on these islands and many more he has visited around the world.