Important Bird Areas in Europe: priority sites for conservation
Heath, M.F., Evans, M.I., Hoccom, D.G., Payne, A.J. and Peet, N.B. (eds) (2000) Important Bird Areas in Europe: priority sites for conservation. Volume 1: Northern Europe, Volume 2: Southern Europe. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
Egyptian Vulture, © Juan M. Simon
A comprehensive network of internationally important sites for birds has been identified across Europe. A total of 3,619 Important Bird Areas are distributed among 51 countries or autonomous regions in the continent, covering 931,700 km², which equates to 7% of the continental land area. The effective protection and management of these sites, a relatively low percentage of the area of each country, is a realistic goal that would make a significant contribution to the conservation of many bird species.

The series of links (below) takes you through the various sections of the Important Bird Areas in Europe publication. 

Volume 1
AustriaBelarusBelgiumCzech RepublicDenmarkFaroe IslandsGreenlandEstoniaFinlandGermanyIcelandIrelandLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgNetherlandsNorwaySvalbard and Jan MayenPolandRussia (European)SlovakiaSwedenSwitzerlandUnited Kingdom

Volume 2
AlbaniaAndorraArmeniaAzerbaijanBosnia and HerzogovinaBulgariaCroatiaCyprusFranceGeorgiaGibraltarGreeceHungaryItalyNorth MacedoniaMaltaMoldovaPortugalAzoresMadeiraRomaniaSloveniaSpainTurkeyUkraineYugoslavia

Additional Information
Cover+ContentsForewordsAcknowledgementsSummaryIntroductionData CollectionIdentifying IBAsData PresentationOverview (22 MB download)Appendix 1Appendix 2aAppendix 2bAppendix 3Appendix 4Appendix 5Appendix 6Appendix 7Appendix 8