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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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Aves Iberá

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

Aves

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 and Plants of the Little Desert

A Photographic Guide
By Ian Morgan, Graham Goods, M...
Sep 2014

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 Australia

8th edition
By Ken Simpson & Nicolas Day
Jul 2010 This is the completely revised eighth edition of Australia's best-selling field guide, with close...

Birds of Australia

A Photographic Guide
By Iain Campbell, Sam Woods...
Nov 2014 Australia is home to a spectacular diversity of birdlife, from parrots and penguins to emus and v...

Birds of Borneo: Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak, and Kalimantan

By Susan Myers
Oct 2009 This is the first comprehensive field guide to illustrate and describe the varied bird species of...

Birds of Botswana

By Peter Hancock and Ingrid We...
Nov 2015 Here is the ultimate field guide to Botswana’s stunningly diverse birdlife. Covering all 597 spec...

Birds of Central Asia

Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzsta...
By Raffael Ayé,Manuel Schweize...
Oct 2012 Birds of Central Asia is the first field guide to include the former Soviet republics of Kazakhst...

Birds of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan

By Raffael Ayé, Manuel Schweiz...
Oct 2012 Central Asia--a vast and remote area of steppe, semi-desert, and mountains separating Europe from...

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...