Birds of the Maltese Islands documents and illustrates almost all the 463 species of birds recorded in the Maltese Islands, giving their status, important old records as well as recent notable sightings since 2010. The book gives current English and scientific bird names according to the recommendations of the influential ornithological journal Dutch Birding. Maltese names are also listed.
This book contains several new important records of birds recorded for the first time since 2010, when the book A Complete Guide to the Birds of Malta, by the same author, was published. The book was judged as one of the best ten bird books published in 2010 by Birdwatch in the UK.