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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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Advanced Bird ID Guide

The Western Palearctic
By Nils Van Duivendijk
Jul 2010 This innovative guide is an essential addition to the library of any serious birder. It accuratel...

Birds: ID Insights

Identifying the More Difficult Birds of Britain
By Dominic Couzens
Jan 2013 Birds: ID Insights is ideal for birders of all levels. Its unique layout, comparing the plumages...

Challenge Series: Autumn

By Martin Garner
Aug 2014 The Challenge Series is about…Discoveries in bird identificationTricky ID challenges made easierS...

Chamberlain's LBJs

The Definitive Guide to Southern Africa's L...
By Faansie Peacock
Nov 2012 Almost a quarter of Southern Africa's bird species, and half of its endemics, are Little Brown Jo...

Flight Identification of Raptors of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

By Dick Forsman
Feb 2016 Raptors are notoriously hard to identify, even if seen well. Contrary to expectation, it is actua...

Le Guide Expert de l'Ornitho

Pour Éviter les Pièges de l'Identification
By Keith Vinicombe, Alan Harri...
Oct 2014 Ce guide de référence permet d'identifier les espèces européennes les plus difficiles, en fournis...

Hawks at a Distance

Identification of Migrant Raptors
By Jerry Liguori
Apr 2011 The ultimate must-have guide for identifying migrant raptors, Hawks at a Distance is the first vo...

The Helm Guide to Bird Identification

An In-Depth Look at Confusion Species
By Keith Vinicombe
Mar 2014 This book covers difficult identification issues by looking at tricky species pairs or groups of...

Peterson Reference Guide to Birding by Impression

A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying...
By Kevin T. Karlson, Dale Ross...
May 2015 A guide to help birders use important, unchanging features of size, shape, body language, and beh...

Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching

Eastern Waterbirds in Flight
By Behrens, Ken; Cox, Cameron
Sep 2013 A guide that teaches birders how to effectively identify eastern waterbirds in flight using a met...

Rare Birds of North America

By Steve N. G. Howell, Ian Lew...
Nov 2013 Rare Birds of North America is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the vagrant birds th...