Collins Birds of the World

For the first time, the complete collection of the Collins Field Guides’ incredibly detailed, accurate and beautiful bird paintings has been brought together in one comprehensive volume.

Collins Birds of the World

For the first time, the complete collection of the Collins Field Guides’ incredibly detailed, accurate and beautiful bird paintings has been brought together in one comprehensive volume.

The Complete Birds of the World

It had always been an ambition of mine to produce a coloured checklist of every bird in the world, ... My most grateful thanks go to the artists who allowed me access to their work, as used in the various Collins guides.

The Complete Birds of the World

The ultimate reference book for birdwatchers and bird lovers—the first single-volume book to illustrate all of the world’s bird species This is a book like no other—the only truly comprehensive, one-volume illustrated guide to all of the world’s birds, covering the complete International Ornithological Congress World Bird List. Featuring more than 300 stunning large-format, full-color plates, this accessible and authoritative encyclopedic reference presents incredibly detailed, accurate, and beautiful paintings of more than 10,700 species by some of the world’s best bird artists, led by the legendary Norman Arlott and Ber van Perlo. In addition, The Complete Birds of the World provides detailed but concise identification information about each species on facing pages—including facts about voice, habitat, and geographic distribution. The result is a visual and verbal feast that captures the astonishing variety of bird life around the planet—and that will be cherished by any birder. Illustrates more than 10,700 species, covering the complete International Ornithological Congress World Bird List, and including all major adult plumages for each Features more than 300 stunning large-format, full-color plates by some of the world’s leading bird artists Presents detailed but concise identification information about each species on facing pages—including facts about voice, habitat, and geographic distribution

Collins Atlas of Bird Migration

This atlas traces the migratory paths of more than 100 bird species from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. In addition to this a further 500 migratory species are catalogued, with details of their routes.

Collins Atlas of Bird Migration

This atlas traces the migratory paths of more than 100 bird species from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. In addition to this a further 500 migratory species are catalogued, with details of their routes.

Rare Birds of the World

Rare Birds of the World


Collins Bird Guide

The combination of definitive text, up-to-date distribution maps and superb illustrations, all in a single volume, makes this book the ultimate field guide, essential on every bookshelf and birdwatching trip.

Collins Bird Guide

With expanded text and additional colour illustrations, the second edition of the hugely successful COLLINS BIRD GUIDE is a must for every birdwatcher.The book provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, covering size, habitat, range, identification and voice. Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and illustrations showing the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, feeding: whatever is important).In addition, each group of birds includes an introduction which covers the major problems involved in identifying or observing them: how to organise a sea watching trip, how to separate birds of prey in flight, which duck hybrids can be confused with which main species. These and many other common birdwatching questions are answered.The combination of definitive text, up-to-date distribution maps and superb illustrations, all in a single volume, makes this book the ultimate field guide, essential on every bookshelf and birdwatching trip.

Oceanic Birds of the World

... Tom Blackman, Ned Brinkley, John Brodie-Good, Ian Bullock, Licia Calabrese, Chris Collins, Chris Corben, Jeff Davis, ... Marc Guyt/AGAMI, Rob Hamilton, Doug Hanna, Phil Hansbro, Beatrice Henricot, Peter W. Hills/worldbirdphotos.com, ...

Oceanic Birds of the World

A state-of-the-art photographic field guide to the world's oceanic birds Oceanic birds are among the most remarkable but least known of all birds, living at sea, far from the sight of most people. They offer unusual identification challenges--many species look similar and it can be difficult to get good views of fast-flying birds from a moving boat. The first field guide to the world's oceanic birds in more than two decades, this exciting and authoritative book draws on decades of firsthand experience on the open seas. It features clear text filled with original insights and new information and more than 2,200 carefully chosen color images that bring the ocean and its remarkable winged inhabitants to life. Never before have oceanic birds been presented in such an accessible and comprehensive way. The introduction discusses the many recent developments in seabird taxonomy, which are incorporated into the species accounts, and these accounts are arranged into groups that aid field identification. Each group and species complex has an introductory overview of its identification challenges, illustrated with clear comparative photos. The text describes flight manner, plumage variation related to age and molt, seasonal occurrence patterns, migration routes, and many other features. The result is an indispensable guide for exploring birding's last great frontier. A comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible guide to oceanic birds Covers more than 270 species Includes more than 2,200 color photos with concise captions noting key features Features careful species comparisons, overviews of the latest taxonomy, tips on how to observe and ID birds at sea, and much more

Tracks and Signs of the Birds of Britain and Europe

Collins, Glasgow. Brown, RW, Lawrence, MJ, ... Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Vols I-IV. ... Shorebirds. An identification guide to the waders of the world. Croom Helm. Howard, R. and Moore, A (1984).

Tracks and Signs of the Birds of Britain and Europe

Featuring updated data for this second edition, this is a field guide to the tracks and signs of European birds. It describes, with colour illustrations, the many physical signs that can be found in the field. From feathers and skulls to prey remains and pellets, the volume seeks to enable the field ornithologist to establish the presence of a species without necessarily ever encountering the bird itself. Using the information provided, readers should be able to learn much about their local birds' habitat use and lifestyles. This edition includes ten new plates of artwork, and covers a number of new species.

Birds of New Guinea

In J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, & D. Christie, eds., Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 10:514–807. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. Collins, C.T., & R.K. Brooke. 1976. A review of the swifts of the genus Hirundapus (Aves: Apodidae).

Birds of New Guinea

New Guinea, the largest tropical island, supports a spectacular bird fauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Of the nearly 800 species of birds recorded from New Guinea, more than 350 are found nowhere else on Earth. This comprehensive annotated checklist of distribution, taxonomy, and systematics of the birds of New Guinea is the first formal review of this avifauna since Ernst Mayr's Checklist, published in 1941. This new book brings together all the systematic, taxonomic, and distributional research conducted on the region's bird families over the last 70 years. Bruce Beehler and Thane Pratt provide the scientific foundation for the names, geographic distributions, and systematic arrangement of New Guinea's bird fauna. All technical information is annotated and a geographic gazetteer and bibliography are included. This book is an ideal complement to the Birds of New Guinea field guide also published by Princeton, and is an essential technical reference for all scientific libraries, ornithologists, and those interested in bird classification. The first complete revision of the New Guinea bird fauna since 1941 Accounts for 75 bird species new to the region Includes a geographic gazetteer, bibliography, and explanations of taxonomic and systematic classifications

Birds of Japan

HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. ... IOC World Bird List (v 6.4). doi: 10.14344/IOC.ML.6.4 Gill, F. & Donsker, D. (eds). 2017. ... Collins Bird Guide. 2nd Edition.

Birds of Japan

Japan is home to a spectacular and diverse range of birds, and this up-to-date text covers the identification, voice, habitat, behaviour and range of all the species and subspecies found across the beautiful and fascinating Japanese archipelago. The authoritative text is accompanied by superb full-colour plates painted by an expert artist and covers all major plumage variations. Birds of Japan will ensure that this top birding destination is made accessible to all. - The essential field guide to the region, covering 738 species and subspecies - 187 superb colour plates with detailed identification text and accurate colour distribution maps - Detailed illustrations of distinct subspecies, sexes, ages and morphs

Field Guide to the Birds of East Asia

New world warblers (Parulidae) 4/112 225 A large family of small, active birds confined to the new World (with the exception of vagrancy to europe and northeast Asia). With fine bills they are largely insectivorous; some species ...

Field Guide to the Birds of East Asia

This is the first single volume guide ever devoted to the eastern Asian avifauna. The eastern Asian region, centring especially on the major islands off the continental coast (including Japan and Taiwan) and the immediately adjacent areas of the Asian continent from Kamchatka in the north and including the Korean Peninsula are an important centre of endemism. Birds endemic to this region include representatives of many of the major families, from the world's largest eagle - Steller's Sea Eagle - to the tiny Formosan Firecrest. The east Asian continental coast and the offshore islands also form one of the world's major international bird migration routes, especially for waterfowl, shorebirds and raptors, while the east Asian continental mainland itself is home to a wide range of species little known to western ornithologists such as Scaly-sided Merganser, Oriental Stork and Mugimaki Flycatcher. The guide features the most up-to-date text available, which, in conjunction with extensive colour plates throughout, facilitates the field identification of all of the species known from the region. Colour distribution maps enhance the text by providing a visual analysis of the summer, winter and migratory ranges of all species.

Birds of India Collins Field Guide

This comprehensive new field guide is an excellent addition to the world-renowned series – the ultimate reference book for travelling birdwatchers.

Birds of India  Collins Field Guide

This comprehensive new field guide is an excellent addition to the world-renowned series – the ultimate reference book for travelling birdwatchers.

Birds of East Asia

New world warblers (Parulidae) 4/112 225 A large family of small, active birds confined to the new World (with the exception of vagrancy to europe and northeast Asia). With fine bills they are largely insectivorous; some species ...

Birds of East Asia

This is the first single volume guide ever devoted to the eastern Asian avifauna. The eastern Asian region, centring especially on the major islands off the continental coast (including Japan and Taiwan) and the immediately adjacent areas of the Asian continent from Kamchatka in the north and including the Korean Peninsula are an important centre of endemism. Birds endemic to this region include representatives of many of the major families, from the world's largest eagle - Steller's Sea Eagle - to the tiny Formosan Firecrest. The east Asian continental coast and the offshore islands also form one of the world's major international bird migration routes, especially for waterfowl, shorebirds and raptors, while the east Asian continental mainland itself is home to a wide range of species little known to western ornithologists such as Scaly-sided Merganser, Oriental Stork and Mugimaki Flycatcher. The guide features the most up-to-date text available, which, in conjunction with extensive colour plates throughout, facilitates the field identification of all of the species known from the region. Colour distribution maps enhance the text by providing a visual analysis of the summer, winter and migratory ranges of all species.

Birds of Northern South America An Identification Guide

Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 5. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ... Birds to Watch: the ICBP world check-list of threatened birds. International Council for Bird ... Collins, C.T. 1969. A review of the shearwater records for ...

Birds of Northern South America  An Identification Guide

This is the first comprehensive identification guide dealing exclusively with the birds of this region. It covers all the species, including vagrants, found in Ecuador, Columbia, Venezuela, Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. Over 2,300 species are described in depth in the text, describing geographical variation, identification, status, habitat, voice and taxonomy. This authoritative book will not only be an indispensable guide to the visiting birder, but also a vital tool for those engaged in work to conserve and study the avifauna of this region, which is of such importance to both the indigenous species and those which pass through on migration. A companion to Birds of Northern South America: An Identification Guide - Plates and Maps Volume 1 and Volume2 available as a shrinkwrapped set: 0 7136 6026 0 £85 'The best field guide ever produced.' Cage & Aviary Birds, June 2007 'An extremely impressive and very valuable contribution to the literature on neotropical birds and I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in the region.' worldtwitch.com (January 2007)

The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World

This is the third edition of this highly respected reference work. The 'Howard and Moore Checklist' was first published over twenty-five years ago, when it was the first compact list of the birds of the world which included all subspecies.

The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World

Previous ed.: published as A complete checklist of the birds of the world. London: Academic Press, 1991.

Birds of Senegal and The Gambia

(1992–2002) Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vols. 1–7. ... Snow, D.W. (1978)An Atlas of Speciation in African Non-Passerine Birds. ... Svensson, L., Grant, P. J., Mullarney, K. & Zetterström, D. (1999) Collins Bird Guide.

Birds of Senegal and The Gambia

This new field guide covers The Gambia, a country which is very popular with a large number of birders and tourists, and the whole of neighbouring Senegal. This fascinating region shelters many Western Palearctic migrants from September to April, as well as a significant list of resident West African birds. The stunning colour plates depict more than 680 species, covering almost every distinct plumage and race. The authoritative text highlights the key features needed to identify each species in the field, and accurate up-to-date maps are provided for every species. This comprehensive guide is an essential companion for anyone visiting The Gambia and Senegal.

Birds of the World

This stunning book captures the grace and beauty of the world's birds. in more than 500 pages, ornithologist Les Beletsky has gathered over 1,600 original paintings that reveal the form, posture, and plumage of every single bird Family ...

Birds of the World

This book captures the world’s birds. In more than 500 pages, ornithologist Les Beletsky has gathered over 1,600 original paintings that reveal the form, posture, and plumage of every single bird family found in the world, featuring illustrations of more than 1,300 avian species that are characteristic of the families.Detailed paintings are by eleven of the world’s leading bird artists, with many being published here for the first time.