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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.


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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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...

Birds of Chile

Including the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland...
By Alvaro Jaramillo, Peter Bur...
Nov 2003 This is a field guide covering all species occurring in the country of Chile. Chile holds a great...

Identification of Seabirds of the Southern Ocean

A Guide for Scientific Observers Aboard Fishing...
By Sandy Bartle
Aug 2006 In recent years there has been a sharp decline in the populations of several seabird species, par...