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Birds of Botswana


Melanie Colón
  • Peter Hancock and Ingrid Weiersbye Princeton University Press 2015

    About the Author

    Peter Hancock is a field biologist whose work as a professional conservationist has taken him to virtually every corner of Botswana over the past twenty-five years. His books include Birds of the Okavango and the Chobe Companion. Ingrid Weiersbye is a freelance wildlife artist based in South Africa. She is the illustrator and coauthor of Roberts Geographic Variation of Southern African Birds.

    English , Afrotropic, , Botswana, Princeton Field Guides No value 11/24/2015 0691157170 9780691157177 No value

Here is the ultimate field guide to Botswana’s stunningly diverse birdlife. Covering all 597 species recorded to date, Birds of Botswana features more than 1,200 superb color illustrations, detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and a color distribution map for each species. Drawing on the latest regional and national data, the book highlights the best birding areas in Botswana, provides helpful tips on where and when to see key species, and depicts special races and morphs specific to Botswana. This is the first birding guide written by a Botswana-based ornithologist and the only one dedicated specifically to Botswana.

Portable and easy to use, Birds of Botswana is the essential travel companion for anyone visiting this remarkable country.

  • Covers all 597 species of birds found in Botswana, including subspecies and color variants specific to Botswana
  • Features more than 1,200 color illustrations—with more than one illustration for species where the sexes and ages differ
  • Includes detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and color distribution maps
  • Draws on the latest bird data and the expertise of leading birders in Botswana

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