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Oxford University Press Nature Books

Birds & Ornithology | Mammals | Insects | Other Natural History

Bird Families of the World

J. Bryan Nelson, illustrated by Andrew Mackay. Pelicans, Cormorants, and their Allies. Oxford University Press 2005.J. Bryan Nelson. Pelicans, Cormorants, and their Allies. 528 pages. 12 color plates by Andrew Mackay. Oxford University Press 2006. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Janet Kear (ed.) and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. Illustrated by Mark Hulme. Ducks, Geese, and Swans. 2 volumes. Oxford University Press 2005Janet Kear (ed.) and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. Illustrated by Mark Hulme. Ducks, Geese, and Swans. 2 volumes. 932 pages. 30 color plates. Oxford University Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Payne, The Cuckoos.Robert B. Payne. The Cuckoos. Oxford University Press 2005. 16 color plates. 352 pages. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
James A. Kushlan & James A. Hancock. Herons. 456 pages. Illustrated by Mike Bamford. 8 color plates by David Thelwell. Oxford University Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
H. Douglas Pratt. The Hawaiian Honeycreepers. Oxford University Press 2005. 342 pages. 9 color plates. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Jon Fieldså. Grebes. Oxford University Press 2004. 264 pages. 8 color plates. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Michael Brooke. Albatrosses and Petrels across the World. 499 pages. 16 color plates by John Cox. 10 introductory chapters, followed by 125 individual species accounts. Includes the New Zealand Storm Petrel, observed in 2003 for the first time in about 150 years. Oxford University Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Clifford & Dawn Frith. The Bowerbirds. Oxford University Press 2004. 508 pages. 6 color plates by Eustace Barnes plus 2 plates of color photographs of bowers and nests. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Ratites and TinamousStephen Davies. Ratites & Tinamous. 310 pages. 12 color plates by Michael J. Bamford. Line drawings & maps by Danika Loomes. Oxford University Press 2002. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Lester Short & Jennifer Horne. Illustrated by Al Gilbert. Toucans, Barbets & Honeyguides. Oxford University Press 2001.Lester Short & Jennifer Horne. Toucans, Barbets & Honeyguides. WorldTwitch 2002 Best Bird Families Book Award. 526 pages, 36 fine color plates by Albert Earl Gilbert. 17 color photographs. Birders will find this to be one of the most readable of the bird family volumes, as it is based in substantial part on the authors' own, extensive field observations. Oxford University Press 2002. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Nightjars and their alliesDavid T. Holyoak. Illustrated by Martin Woodcock. Nightjars & Their Allies. WorldTwitch 2001 Best Bird Families Book Award. 796 pages, 23 color plates, numerous halftones and line drawings. Oxford University Press 2001. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Frith & Beehler, Birds of ParadiseClifford B. Frith & Bruce Beehler. Color plates by William Cooper. Birds of Paradise. 644 pages, 15 plates, numerous halftones and line figures. Oxford University Press 1998. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Gaston, The AuksAnthony J. Gaston, Ian L. Jones & Ian Lewington. The Auks. 388 pages. 8 color plates. 102 halftones and linecuts. Oxford University Press 1998. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Rowley & Russell, Fairy-wrens and GrasswrensIan Rowley & Eleanor Russell. Illustrated by Peter Marsack. Fairy-wrens and Grasswrens. 296 pages. 8 color plates. Oxford University Press 1997. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
The MegapodesDaryl N. Jones, René W.R.J. Dekker & Cees S. Roselaar. Illustrated by Ber van Perlo. The Megapodes. 282 pages. 8 color plates. Oxford University Press 1995. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Alan Kemp, The HornbillsAlan Kemp. Illustrated by Martin Woodcock. The Hornbills. 352 pages. 14 color plates. 96 illustrations. Oxford University Press 1995. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Tony Williams, PenguinsTony D. Williams. Illustrated by J.N. Davies and John Busby. Penguins. 310 pages, 8 color plates. Oxford University Press 1995. US | UK | DE | FR | CA

BWP

David W. Snow & Christopher M. Perrins (eds.) The Birds of the Western Palearctic. Concise Edition. 2 vols. I: 1084 pages; II: 748 pages. Oxford University Press 1997. Now available for the price of one volume of the 9-volume first edition. US | DE | FR | CA

BWPi - Birds of the Western Palearctic interactive, a cross-platform DVD version containing the songs of about 600 species, is available from BirdGuides. Details.

HANZAB

Peter J. Higgins & John M. Peter (eds.) Handbook of Australian, New Zealand & Antarctic Birds. (HANZAB). 7 volumes. Details from BirdsAustralia. Oxford University Press. Essential reference, including considerably more information than contained in all the leading Australian field guides combined.
Complete Set (7 volumes): UK | DE | FR
Vol 7 (2006): UK | DE | FR
Vol 6 (2002): WorldTwitch 2002 Best Bird Book - Australasia: US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Vol 5 (2001): US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Vol 4 (1999): US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Vol 3 (1996): US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Vol 2 (1994): US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Vol 1 (1991): US | UK | DE | FR | CA

Bird Field Guides

Allen Jeyarajasingam. Illustrated by Alan Pearson. A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore - Second Edition. Oxford University Press (May 2012). Details. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
John Harrison. Illustrated by Tim Worfolk. A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka - Second Edition. Oxford University Press (March 2011). Details. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Ber van Perlo. A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil. Oxford University Press (October 2009). Details. Book: US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Kindle: US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Krys Kazmierczak & Raj Singh. A Birdwatcher's Guide to India. Covers more than 90 sites. 337 pages. Oxford University Press India 2001. Available from Books from India. ISBN: 0195652851. The top site guide for India. Update & Corrections as of March 2004. Either the same or an earlier version was released by Prion Books in 1998: US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Robert S. Kennedy, Pedro C. Gonzales, Edward C. Dickinson, Hector C. Miranda, Jr. & Timothy H. Fisher. A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines. Oxford University Press (2000). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Steve N.G. Howell & Sophie Webb. A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America. Oxford University Press 1995. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
John MacKinnon & Karen Phillipps (illustrator), in collaboration with Paul Andrew & Frank Rozendaal. A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java & Bali. 491 pages. 88 color plates. Oxford University Press 1993. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
John MacKinnon, Karen Phillipps & Fen-Qi He. A Guide to the Birds of China. Oxford University Press 2004 (2000). US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Hugh A. Robertson & Barrie Heather. Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand. 176 pages. Oxford University Press 2001. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Robert S. Ridgely & Guy Tudor, The Birds of South America, Volume 1, the Oscine Passerines. The WorldTwitch Best Bird Book of the 20th Century. University of Texas Press & Oxford University Press (UK). Essential reference and field guide. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Robert S. Ridgely & Guy Tudor, The Birds of South America, Volume 2, the Suboscine Passerines. The WorldTwitch Best Bird Book of the 20th Century. University of Texas Press & Oxford University Press (UK). Essential reference and field guide. US | UK | DE | FR | CA

Oxford Ornithology Series

Thomas C. Grubb. Ptilochronology: Feather Time and the Biology of Birds. 192 pages. Oxford University Press 2006? US | UK | DE | FR | CA
John J. Videler. Avian Flight. 288 pages. Oxford University Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
D.C. Deeming (ed.) Avian Incubation: Behaviour, Environment, and Evolution. 436 pages. Details. Oxford University Press 2002. US | UK
Peter Bennett & Ian P.F. Owens. Evolutionary Ecology of Birds: Life Histories, Mating Systems and Extinction. 272 pages. Details. Oxford University Press 2002. US | UK
Peter Berthold. Bird Migration: A General Survey. 304 pages. Oxford University Press. 2d edition, 2001. US | UK
Robert E. Simmons & John R. Simmons (illustrator). Harriers of the World: Their Behaviour and Ecology. 384 pages, line drawings. Oxford University Press 2000. US | UK
J. David Ligon. The Evolution of Avian Breeding Systems. 526 pages. Oxford University Press 1999. US | UK
Stephen I. Rothstein & Scott K. Robinson (eds.) Parasitic Birds and Their Hosts: Studies in Coevolution. 456 pages. [List of contents - looks quite interesting.] Oxford University Press 1998. US | UK
J. Matthias Starck & Robert E. Ricklefs (eds.) Avian Growth and Development : Evolution Within the Altricial-Precocial Spectrum. 452 pages. Oxford University Press 1997. US | UK
John D. Goss-Custard. The Oystercatcher: From Individuals to Populations. 452 pages. Oxford University Press 1996. US | UK
Jeffrey M. Black (ed.) Partnerships in Birds: The Ecology of Monogamy. 432 pages. Oxford University Press 1996. US | UK
Robert A. Zann, Michael Bamford. The Zebra Finch: A Synthesis of Field & Laboratory Studies. 352 pages. Oxford University Press 1996. US | UK
Fred Cooke, Robert F. Rockwell, David B. Lank. The Snow Geese of La Perouse Bay: Natural Selection in the Wild. 312 pages. Oxford University Press 1995. US | UK
Christopher M. Perrins, J.-D. Lebreton, G.J.M. Hirons (eds.) Bird Population Studies: Relevance to Conservation & Management. 700 pages. Oxford University Press 1993 (1991). US | UK

Other Ornithology Books

Theodore R. Anderson. Disparate House Sparrows: Their Biology from Genes to Life History. 624 pages. Oxford University Press 2006? US | UK | DE | FR | CA
James N.M. Smith, Lukas F. Keller, Amy B. Marr & Peter Arcese. Conservation and Biology of Small Populations: The Song Sparrows of Mandarte Island. 256 pages. Oxford University Press 2006. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Eugene M. McCarthy. Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World. 608 pages. Oxford University Press 2006. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
M. Zafar-ul Islam & Asad R. Rahmani (eds.) Important Bird Areas in India: Priority sites for conservation. 1152 pages. Oxford University Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Satish Pande et al. Birds of the Western Ghats, Kokan and Malabar (including Birds of Goa). 392 pages. Oxford University Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
William J. Sutherland, Ian Newton & Rhys Green (eds.) Bird Ecology and Conservation: A handbook of techniques. 320 pages. Oxford University Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Otto Pfister. Birds and Mammals of Ladakh. 450 pages. Oxford University Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Ernst Mayr & Jared M. Diamond. The Birds of Northern Melanesia: Speciation, Dispersal & Ecology. Article from the Harvard Gazette. 9 color plates by H. Douglas Pratt. 560 pages. Oxford University Press 2001. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
William S. Clark & N. John Schmidt (illustrator). A Field Guide to the Raptors of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. 396 pages. 48 color plates. Oxford University Press 1999. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Barrie Heather, Hugh A. Robertson, Derek J. Onley (Illustrator). Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand. Oxford University Press 1999. US
T.J. Roberts. The Birds of Pakistan, Volume 1: Regional Studies and Non-passerines. 640 pages. Oxford University Press 1991. US | UK
T.J. Roberts. The Birds of Pakistan, Volume 2: Passerines. 654 pages. Oxford University Press 1992. US | UK
Steven M. Goodman & Peter L. Meininger. Illustrated by Sherif M. Baha el Din & Edward Khounganian. The Birds of Egypt. 572 pages. Oxford University Press 1989. US | UK
N.B. Davies. David Quinn (illustrator). Dunnock Behaviour and Social Evolution. 286 pages. Paperback. Oxford University Press 1992. (The same team that produced the fine new book on brood parasites.) US
Ronald M. Lanner. Made for Each Other: A Symbiosis of Birds & Pines. 170 pages. Oxford University Press 1996. US | UK

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