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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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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 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...

Aves Iberá

By Masariche - Güller - Iriani
The first bird guide 100% photo edited in Argentina, dedicated to the main destination for wildli...


Estado de Minas de Gerais
By Luís Fábio Silveira
Mar 2014 Fotos de 228 espécies de aves.

Birds and Mammals of the Falkland Islands

By Woods, Robin; Woods, Ann
Jan 2006 This is an authoritative photographic guide to the birds and land and marine mammals most likely...

Birds of Argentina and the South-West Atlantic

By Pearman, Mark
Jan 2010 Argentina is one of South America's premier birding destinations, encompassing a wide range of ha...

Birds of Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire

By Bart de Boer, Eric Newton...
Feb 2012 Located in the southern Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela, the islands of Aruba, Curaçao, and...

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...

The Birds of Costa Rica

A Field Guide
Second edition
By Richard Garrigues
Dec 2014 This is the one compact, portable, and user-friendly field guide the novice or experienced birder...

Birds of Costa Rica

A Field Guide
By Henderson, Carrol L.
Feb 2010 The must-have guide to more than three hundred birds that visitors are most likely to see in Cost...

Birds of Eastern North America

A Photographic Guide
By Paul Sterry & Brian E....
Sep 2009 Combining informative and accessible text, up-to-date maps, and--above all--stunning color photog...

Birds of Ecuador

By Juan Freile, Robin Restall
Dec 2015

Birds of Peru

Revised and Updated Edition
By Thomas S. Schulenberg, Doug...
May 2010 Birds of Peru is the most complete and authoritative field guide to this diverse, neotropical la...