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Bloomsbury / A&C Black Bird Books - Helm, Poyser, RSPB (2003-2005)

Bloomsbury New & Forthcoming Bird Books 2007-2018
A&C Black Bird Books: 2006
Earlier books: Helm | Poyser | Pica Press

2005

Keith Marsh. The Good Bird Guide: A Species-by-Species Guide to Finding Europe's Best Birds. 496 pages. A&C Black 2005Keith Marsh. The Good Bird Guide: A Species-by-Species Guide to Finding Europe's Best Birds. 496 pages. A&C Black 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Adrian Pitches & Tim Cleeves. Birds New to Britain 1980-2004. Poyser.Adrian Pitches & Tim Cleeves. Birds New to Britain 1980-2004. 300 pages. Poyser 2005. UK | DE | FR | CA
Christopher Lever. Naturalised Birds of the World. Poyser.Christopher Lever. Naturalised Birds of the World. 304 pages. Poyser 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Andrew Brown & Phil Grice. Birds in England. Poyser.Andrew Brown & Phil Grice. Birds in England. 600 pages. Poyser 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Richard Grimmett & Tim Inskipp. Birds of Southern India. 240 pages. A&C Black 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Richard Sale & Eugene Potapov. The Gyrfalcon. Poyser and Yale University Press 2005.Richard Sale & Eugene Potapov. The Gyrfalcon. 288 pages. 2005. Details. Poyser: UK | DE | FR | CA | Yale University Press: US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Dave Britton & John Day. Where to Watch Birds in Northeast England. Helm. Second edition 2005. 400 pages. US | UK 
Nik Borrow & Ron Demey. Birds of Western Africa. Reduced, paperback field version of the authors' West Africa guide. 512 pages. Helm & Princeton University Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA

2004

Klaus Malling Olsen & Hans Larsson (illustrator). Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America. 544 pages. 93 color plates. Helm & Princeton University Press. Revised edition, 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Charles Gallimore & Tim Appleton. Bird Brain of Britain: The Ultimate Quiz Book for Birders. 192 pages. Helm 2004. UK | DE | FR | CA
John Busby. Drawing Birds. 143 pages. Helm, 2d ed. 2004. Features 39 artists, including Barry Van Dusen, Killian Mullarney, Darren Woodhead, Denis Clavreul, Ian Lewington, Lars Jonsson, Bruce Pearson, Katrina Cook, Darren Lees, Mike Warren, Greg Poole, Kim Atkinson and Robert Gillmor. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Ken Simpson & Nicolas Day. Field Guide to the Birds of Australia. Penguin Books Australia, Princeton University Press & Helm. 7th edition 2004. 392 pages. 132 color plates including 16 new or revised plates. Revised distribution maps with all subspecies shown. The field guide for those with a large pocket. This book is smaller, lighter and more portable than Morcombe or Pizzey & Knight, but the plates are much better than Slater's. In the 7th edition, the Handbook section at the end has been condensed by more than 50 pages, saving additional weight. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Paul Donald. The Skylark. Poyser 2004. 264 pages. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
George Green. The Birds of Dorset. Poyser.George Green. The Birds of Dorset. Poyser 2004. 575 pages. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Mike Pennington, Paul Harvey, Kevin Osborn, Roger Riddington, Pete Ellis, Martin Heubeck & Dave Okill. The Birds of Shetland. 592 pages. Poyser 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Tim E. Dunn, P. Ian Mitchell, Stephen Newton & Norman Ratcliffe. Seabird Populations of Britain and Ireland. 550 pages. Poyser 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Ian Wallace. Beguiled by Birds: Ian Wallace on British Birdwatching. Poyser 2004. UK | DE | FR
Norman Elkins. Weather and Bird Behaviour. Poyser. Third edition 2004. 276 pages. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Dominic Couzens, illustrated by Peter Partington. The Secret Lives of Garden Birds. Poyser 2004. 160 pages. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Anthony J. Gaston. Seabirds: A Natural History. Details. 2004. 222 pages. Poyser: UK | DE | FR | CA | Yale University Press: US | UK | DE | FR | CA
G. Stuart Keith, Emil Urban, Hilary Fry, et al. The Birds of Africa. A&C Black and Princeton University Press. Essential reference!
Vol 7 (2004): US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Vol 6 (2000): US | UK | DE | CA
Vol 5 (1997): US | UK | DE | CA
Vol 4 (1992): US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Vol 3 (1988): US | UK | DE | CA
Vol 2 (1986): US | UK | DE | CA
Vol 1 (1982): US | UK | DE | CA
Set - Vols 1-6 US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Paul Sterry. Birds of the Mediterranean: A Photographic Guide. 304 pages. Nearly 1,000 color photos. Helm & Yale University Press 2004. US | UK
Andrew Duff & Ann Lawson. Mammals of the World: A Checklist. Details. Covers 5,027 species. 312 pages. 2004. A&C Black: UK | DE | FR | CA | Yale University Press: US | UK | DE | FR | CA

2003

Anders Blomdahl, Bertil Breife &  Niklas Holmstrom. Flight Identification of European Seabirds. Details. 374 pages. Over 690 colour photographs. Christopher Helm 2003. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Roy Brown, John Ferguson, Michael Lawrence & David Lees. Tracks and Signs of the Birds of Britain and Europe. 328 pages. Christopher Helm. Second edition, 2003. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
H. Lee Jones. Birds of Belize. 444 pages. 56 color plates by Dana Gardner. View sample plates on Dana's website. University of Texas Press & Helm 2003. WorldTwitch 2003 Best Central American Bird Book. US | UK - UTP | UK - Helm | DE | FR | CA
Richard Grimmett & Tim Inskipp. Birds of Northern India. Regional guide to Northern India and Pakistan extracted from the authors' huge subcontinent guide. 304 pages, 119 color plates. Helm & Princeton University Press 2003. WorldTwitch 2003 Best Asian Bird Book. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Alvaro Jaramillo. Birds of Chile. Illustrated by David Beadle and Peter Burke. 240 pages, 96 color plates. Helm & Princeton University Press 2003. WorldTwitch 2003 Best South American Bird Book. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando Garrido, Allan Keith & Janis Raffaele. Birds of the West Indies. 216 pages, 94 color plates. Reduced and rearranged field guide largely extracted from the authors' larger 1998 guide, with many new and improved illustrations. Repeats the mistaken claim that both tremblers on St. Lucia and Martinique. (See Storer 1989). I also question the continuing claim that Bridled Quail-Dove and Key West Quail-Dove both occur sympatrically on Puerto Rico. Helm & Princeton University Press 2003. WorldTwitch 2003 Best Bird Book - West Indies. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Bo Beulens (aka Fatbirder) & Michael Watkins. Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. Helm 2003 & Yale University Press 2004. 384 pages. US | UK
Pipits and Wagtails of Europe, Asia and North AmericaPer Alström & Krister Mild. Illustrated by Per Alström & Bill Zetterström. Pipits and Wagtails of Europe, Asia & North America. 496 pages, 30 superb color plates, 240 color photographs, 298 sonograms, 36 maps, 89 text figures. One of the best of the bird families books. Includes color illustrations and photographs of the newly-described Mekong Wagtail. Helm & Princeton University Press 2003. WorldTwitch 2003 Best Bird Family Book. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Stonechats & BushchatsEwan Urquhart & Adam Bowley (illustrator). Stonechats & Bushchats. 320 pages. "The book presents an impressive collection of photographs and line drawings, accompanied by an exceptionally beautiful set of thirteen color plates that show each species in a variety of plumages." Covers the 13 species in the genus Saxicola. Helm 2002 & Yale University Press 2003. WorldTwitch 2003 Best Bird Family Book. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Michael Walters. A Concise History of Ornithology. Due 2003. 256 pages. Helm & Yale University Press 2003. This is a delightful reference that succinctly covers key developments in ornithology up to the beginning of the 20th Century. I particularly value the reproductions of portraits of many famous ornithologists after whom birds have been named. US | UK
Steve Piotrowski. The Birds of Suffolk. 500 pages. Helm 2003. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Mark Brazil. The Whooper Swan. 512 pages. Poyser 2003. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Lloyd S. Davies & Martin Renner. The Penguins. Details. 2003. 224 pages. (Oops! The principal author's name has been misspelled on the US dust jacket.) Poyser: UK | DE | FR | CA | Yale University Press: US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Edward C. Dickinson (ed.) The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 3rd edition. 1056 pages. Poyser & Princeton University Press 2003. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Brian K. Wheeler. Raptors of Eastern North America: The Wheeler Guide. Princeton University Press & Poyser 2003. The Eastern and Western volumes won the WorldTwitch 2003 Best Bird Book - North America award. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Brian K. Wheeler. Raptors of Western North America: The Wheeler Guide. Princeton University Press & Poyser 2003. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Don Taylor, Jeffrey Wheatley & Paul James. Where to Watch Birds in Kent, Surrey & Sussex. Helm. 4th edition, 2003. 304 pages. US | UK
Simon Harrap & Nigel Redman. Where to Watch Birds in Britain. 624 pages. Helm & Yale University Press 2003. WorldTwitch 2003 Best Bird Finding Book. US | UK | DE | FR | CA


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