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Field Identification Guides

Books for the field identification of birds, usually with accompanying illustrations or photographs. Species accounts are short and focused on information useful for identification in the field.


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Advanced Field Identification

Geared towards birding enthusiasts, these books focus on the finer points of field identification of birds.

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Introductory Guides

Geared towards the general public as opposed to ornithologists or hardcore birders, these books often present basic information about each species or feature a subset of the avifauna for an area.

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A Guide to the Birds of the Southeastern States

Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi
By John H. Rappole
Feb 2006 No other region in America offers such a stunning abundance of birdlife (including an overwhelmin...

A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of China

Southeast China, including Shanghai
By Liu Yang, Yong Ding Li, Yu...
May 2015 This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most representative of Southeast Ch...

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Borneo

Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan
By Wong Tsu Shi
Jul 2013 This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in Borneo (cover...

African Raptors

By Bill Clark, Rob Davies
Jun 2016 This is the most comprehensive single-volume identification guide to African Raptors ever publish...

American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Colorado

By Ted Floyd
Jun 2014 Written by an expert Colorado birder and filled with crisp, gorgeous color photography, this new...

American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Florida

By Bill Pranty
Dec 2014 Written by expert birder Bill Pranty and filled with crisp, gorgeous color photography, the Ameri...

American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of New Jersey

By Rick Wright
Apr 2014 Written by an expert New Jersey birder and filled with crisp, gorgeous color photography, this ne...

Antarctic Wildlife

A Visitor's Guide
By James Lowen
May 2011 Antarctic Wildlife is the definitive identification guide to the birds and marine mammals of the...

北京鸟类图鉴

Atlas of Beijing Birds
Second edition
By Zhao Xinru
May 2014

常见野鸟图鉴: 北京地区

Atlas of Common Wild Birds: Beijing Area
By Li Qiang
Jan 2014

Aves da Cristalino Lodge

By Bradley Davis
May 2015 Este livro oferece ao público excelentes imagens do renomado fotógrafo de aves Edson Endrigo, alé...

Aves de Asturias

Guía de Identificación
By Luis Mario Arce, Víctor M....
Jan 2014 Guía de identificación dedicada a las aves del Principado de Asturias, describe e ilustra las 283...

Aves de las Pampas y Campos de Argentina, Brasil y Uruguay

Una Guía de Identificación
By Adrián B. Azpiroz
2012 La avifauna pampeana está compuesta por más de 500 especies que viven en pastizales, en diversos...

Aves del Cerro San Bernardo y serranías del este de la ciudad de Salta

By Elio Daniel Rodriguez
May 2013 The eastern foothills of Salta are inhabited by a cast of truly spectacular birds; are known by m...

Aves do Pantanal

By Renato Cintra
Jan 2014 A obra reúne 523 espécies de aves incluindo cerca de 350 que também ocorrem na Amazônia e 450 no...