So here I go! Even though it's hard to pick only five, I am going with these:
Måns Sjøberg. Måns was one of the main reasons why I started drawing birds again about 8 years ago, when I found his book on how to paint birds. His blog is always a lesson on the importance of keeping things simple!
Jose Sencianes. Jose is a Natural Born Field Sketcher. He has his own unice style, and is never afraid to use strong colours. He has a great knowledge of the birds he is drawing, as I experienced first hand when I had the chance to spend a day with him in Doñana last year.
Juan Varela. Juan is undoubtedly one of Europe's finest bird artists. His blog is a joy, and so is his web page, where the selection of field sketches is my personal highlight.
Antonio Ojea. Another Spanish artist who I admire! He is a genius in digital painting, but his watercolours are to me even more brilliant.
Federico Gemma. For a field sketcher, Federicos blog is an absolute must. He has a unique, fluent style, and paints landscapes, buildings, birds and animals with great authority!
I would have liked to include artist like Szabolcs Kokay, Fransisco Hernandez, Pascalis Dougalis and Tim Wotton in this list, but I know that they've been awarded by others.