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Albatrosses by Lance Tickell. US Birders can order your copy with Amazon.com or UK birders with Amazon.co.uk


The Auks: Alcidae

Anthony J. Gaston & Ian L. Jones

Ian Lewington provides the usual jaw-dropping plates (8 of them) and the text covers 23 species ranging from population dynamics to field characters.

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Antbirds and Ovenbirds Their Lives and Homes

Skutch

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Birds of Paradise

Frith and Beehler

Some of the most fascinating and beautiful birds in the world, the Birds of Paradise have long figured in the mythology and culture of the people of New Guinea. This book covers biology and ecology as well as the role these birds play in the human culture of the area. Click here to read a review on Surfbirds

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New World Blackbirds: The Icterids

Alvaro Jaramillo & Peter Burke

Published last year, Al Jaramillo and artist Peter Burke cover 103 members of Icteridae, which includes a wide range of birds from blackbirds to orioles. Extensive text and great, colorful plates. Read a Review of this Book on Surfbirds

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The Birds of Israel

Shirihai

Cuckoos, Cowbirds and Other Cheats... NEW

N. B. Davies

Another excellent addition to the Poyser series describing the natural history of the brood parasites. David Quinn illustrates 25 line drawings and there are 8 pages of color photographs

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Buntings and Sparrows: A Guide to the Sparrows and Buntings of North America and the World

Byers, Olsson and Curson

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Chickadees, Tits, Nuthatches, and Treecreepers

Simon Harrap

From Verdin to Wallcreeper, this global book is illustrated by star illustrator David Quinn. 36 color plates, 110 range maps and comprehensive text.

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Crows and Jays

Madge & Burn

Provides a natural history and ID guide for more than 100 species of crows and jays throughout the world.

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Fairy-Wrens and Grasswrens

Ian Rowley and Eleanor Russell

This book details the Maluridae of Australia and New Guinea. 8 color plates show all 25 species and text covers life cycles, status and biometrics.

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Finches and Sparrows: An Identification Guide

Peter Clement

Alan Harris and John Davis illustrate 73 plates covering 290 species in the world in this thorough book. Text covers ID, food, and geographical variation.

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Gulls: A Guide to Identification, 2nd Edition

Peter Grant

This was a pioneering book. Revised in 1986, Peter Grant wrote about and illustrated 31 species found in the Western Palearctic, Middle East and North America.

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Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America Klaus Malling Olsen, Hans Larsson (Illustrator)

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Grebes of the World by Chris Rose

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Peterson Field Guide to Hawks of North America – 2nd Edition by William S. Clark and Brian K. Wheeler. Houghton Mifflin, 316 pages, 40 color plates, 140 color photographs. $22.00 paper, $30.00 cloth.

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The Hornbills

Kemp

The Hornbills , comprises the first-ever comprehensive account of all 54 species of these fascinating birds. They are an Old World family, found in sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, and throughout southeast Asia and Indonesia to Papua New Guinea.

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Herons and Egrets of the World; A Photographic Journey

James Hancock

Heron expert James Hancock reviews 47 species and subspecies with photographs. There are thumbnail sketches with the text that covers appearance through to ecology.

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Harriers of the World by Robert Simmons. US Birders can order your copy with Amazon.com or UK birders with Amazon.co.uk
Herons of North America: Their World in Focus by James Hancock was publised this summerJames Hancock, a veteran traveler and lover of herons the world over, gives a pocket guide in words and photographs to the lives of these birds and their, sadly, often endangered habitats. The book seeks to describe the many and varied creatures that make up the world of the Herons. US birders can order your copy with Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com & UK birders with WH Smith.co.uk or Amazon.co.uk


The Hummingbirds of North America

Paul A. Johnsgard

Only one of its kind dedicated to the ID and distribution of North American hummingbirds. Which is surprising considering they are so colorful and widely loved. Also includes 25 Mexican species. 24 color paintings and species accounts.

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Hummingbird Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting,, Identifying and Enjoying

Stokes

The authors of "The Bird Feeder Book" here provide the first guide to hummingbirds - how to choose and maintain a feeder, how to attract birds, and how to photograph them.

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Peterson Field Guides: Hummingbirds of North America by Sheri L. Williamson, Houghton Mifflin

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Hummingbirds of North America: The Photographic Guide by Steve N.G. Howell. Academic Press, 218 pages, 200 color photos, and maps.

"Steve Howell has provided a much needed reference for the hummingbirds of North America in this new guide from Academic Press..." Oscar Carmona

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Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, and Rollers

C. Hilary Fry and Kathie Fry

Published in 1992, Alan Harris has done a fine job illustrating 123 known species of this, one of the most colorful group of birds. World distribution maps, ID, ecology all add up to make this another fine addition to anyone's library.

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