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Princeton University Press Bird Books - Recent & Forthcoming

[Princeton Bird Books, 1998-2002]
[Princeton Bird Books Published before 1998]

Mark Pearman. Birds of Argentina. Christopher Helm & Princeton University Press. 2014? 2 volumes, 896 pages. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Bruce Beehler, Thane Pratt & Dale Zimmerman. Birds of New Guinea. The first edition is an outstanding field guide with some of the best original voice transcriptions. Princeton University Press. Second edition 2013? US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Kevin Zimmer & Andrew Whittaker. Birds of Brazil. Princeton University Press. Forthcoming - 2012? US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Carla M. Penz. Heliconius Butterflies and Their Relatives. Interesting family of slow-flying Neotropical butterflies whose larvae feed on highly toxic passion vines and which are often confused with numerous mimics. Princeton University Press 2012? US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Manuel Schweitzer, Raffael Ayé & Tobias Roth. Birds of Central Asia - Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan. Christopher Helm & Princeton University Press. June 2012. Details. 336 pages, 141 color plates. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Bart de Boer, Eric Newton & Robin L. Restall. Birds of Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao. Christopher Helm & Princeton University Press. March 2012. Details. 192 pages, 71 color plates. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp & Tim Inskipp. Birds of the Indian Subcontinent. Christopher Helm & Princeton University Press. Second edition, January 2012. Details. 528 pages, 226 color plates. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Steve N.G. Howell. Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America - A Photographic Guide. Details. Princeton University Press 2012. xxiii + 483 pages, 975 photos and figures, 66 maps. US | Kindle | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

This is the finest identification guide to pelagic birds published to date. For the first time, everything you need to prepare for tubenose ID on both east and west coast pelagic trips is accessible in one volume. It's also an authoritative and well-written text on tubenose biology. The book is extremely well-organized to help the user zero in on critical marks. Thus, for example, the section on Pacific gadfly petrels is introduced by five pages of photos and accompanying text showing and comparing the 10 species most likely to be encountered. Following are subsections on each species with comparative photos, including species not yet recorded but which may occur. For Cook's Petrel, there five pages of photos, with comparative shots of De Filippi's Petrel, Black-winged Petrel, and Pycroft's Petrel. Without question, a 2012 WorldTwitch Best Bird Book award winner.

Guy M. Kirwan & Graeme Green. Cotingas & Manakins. Christopher Helm & Princeton University Press. November 2011. Details. 624 pages, 34 color plates by Eustace Barnes. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Guy Dutson. Birds of Melanesia: Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu & New Caledonia. Christopher Helm & Princeton University Press. October 2011. Details. 448 pages, 86 color plates. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, Warwick Tarboton & Peter Ryan. Birds of Southern Africa. Struik & Princeton University Press. Fourth edition, 2011. Details. 448 pages, 213 pages. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Richard Crossley. The Crossley ID Guide - Eastern Birds. Princeton University Press 2011. Details. 544 pages, 10,000+ color photos.  US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Richard Porter & Simon Aspinall. Birds of the Middle East. Illustrated by John Gale, Mike Langman & Brian Small. 400 pages, 176 color plates. Christopher Helm and Princeton University Press. Second edition 2010. Details. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Ken Simpson & Nicolas Day. Field Guide to the Birds of Australia. Penguin Books Australia & Princeton University Press. 8th edition 2010. WorldTwitch 2004 Best Bird Book - Australasia (7th edition). 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 the large format guides by Morcombe and Pizzey & Knight, but the plates are much better than Slater's. In the 7th edition, the Handbook section at the end was condensed by more than 50 pages, saving additional weight without loss of field utility. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Nigel Cleere. Nightjars, Potoos, Frogmouths, Oilbird & Owlet-Nightjars of the World. 464 pages, 580+ color plates. WildGuides UK and Princeton University Press, 2010. Details. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Collins Bird Guide (Birds of Europe). HarperCollins & Princeton University Press. Second edition, 2010. [Online index] The work of both artists, Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström, is equally impressive, and great care has been taken to present a vast amount of material in a compact field guide. I consider this to be the world's finest field guide. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Large format second edition, HarperCollins 2011. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Thomas S. Schulenberg, Douglas F. Stotz, Daniel F. Lane, John P. O'Neill & Theodore A. Parker III. Birds of Peru. Princeton University Press.Thomas S. Schulenberg, Douglas F. Stotz, Daniel F. Lane, John P. O'Neill & Theodore A. Parker III. Birds of Peru. 656 pages. Princeton University Press. Revised and updated edition, 2010. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

2006-2007 Releases

Norman Arlott. Collins Field Guide - Birds - Palearctic: Passerines. (US title: Birds of Europe, Russia, China & Japan - Passerines: Tyrant Flycatchers to Buntings). 384 pages. HarperCollins & Princeton University Press 2007. Princeton: US | UK | DE | FR | CA || Collins: US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Birds of Mexico and Central America (Princeton Illustrated Checklists) by Ber van Perlo. Princeton University Press.Ber van Perlo. Birds of Mexico and Central America. The color plates in this illustrated checklist are excellent and at least comparable in quality to the illustrations in Perlo's Birds of Western Africa. This small paperback can be carried at times and in places where birders might leave behind the detailed but heavier guides by Howell & Webb, Stiles and Ridgely. It's also a very convenient study guide and includes illustrations of migrants and hypothetical species. (2006). 336 pages. 98 color plates illustrating more than 1,500 species. Princeton University Press: US | CA || HarperCollins: US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti (Princeton Field Guides). Steven Latta, Christopher Rimmer, Allan Keith, James Wiley, Herbert Raffaele, Kent McFarland & Eladio Fernández. Princeton University Press.Steven Latta, Christopher Rimmer, Allan Keith, James Wiley, Herbert Raffaele, Kent McFarland & Eladio Fernández. Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Introduction with maps, lists of endemics, and lists of endangered species (pdf). Barry Kent MacKay, Tracy Pedersen & Kristin Williams, principal illustrators. Forthcoming 2006. 360 pages. 57 color plates. Princeton University Press: US | UK | DE | FR | CA || Helm: US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Francisco Erize & Jorge R. Rodríguez Mata & Maurice Rumboll. Birds of South America: Non-passerines - an Illustrated Checklist.Francisco Erize & Jorge R. Rodríguez Mata & Maurice Rumboll. Birds of South America: Non-passerines - an Illustrated Checklist. 376 pages. 156 color plates illustrating nearly 1,300 species. The fine plates that Jorge Mata worked on during a year in New York in the 1970s finally are going to be published. 384 pages. Forthcoming 2006. Princeton University Press: US | UK | DE | CA || HarperCollins: US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Joseph Forshaw. Parrots of the World: An Identification Guide. Illustrated by Frank Knight. Princeton University Press.Joseph Forshaw. Parrots of the World: An Identification Guide. Illustrated by Frank Knight, whose field guide illustrations of Australian birds and mammals are the finest ever done. Princeton University Press 2006. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Frank Gill & Minturn Wright. Birds of the World: Recommended English Names. Includes a CD-ROM with the names in Excel files. 272 pages. 2006. Princeton University Press: US | UK | DE | FR | CA || A&C Black: US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Stephen Message & Don Taylor. Shorebirds of North America, Europe and Asia: A Guide to Field Identification. Princeton University Press.Stephen Message & Don Taylor. Shorebirds of North America, Europe and Asia: A Guide to Field Identification. 240 pages. 80 color plates. Princeton University Press 2006. US | UK | DE | CA

Stephen Message & Don Taylor. Waders of Europe, Asia and North America (Helm Field Guides S.)Waders of Europe, Asia and North America. Helm 2005. (Same book, different cover.) US | UK | DE | FR | CA

James Ferguson-Lees & David A. Christie. Raptors of the World.James Ferguson-Lees & David A. Christie. Illustrated by Kim Franklin, David Mead & Philip Burton. Raptors of the World: A Field Guide. 320 pages. 2006. Compact version of the 2000 handbook, with new plates by Alan Harris and updated taxonomy. The 992-page handbook was full of mistakes and did not appear to have been reviewed by a raptor expert. Hopefully this version will be much better. Princeton University Press: US | UK | DE | CA || Helm: UK | DE | FR
David Beadle & James D. Rising. Tanagers, Cardinals and Finches of the United States and Canada: The Identification Guide. Princeton University Press 2006. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
David R. Wells. The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula. Volume 2: Passerines. A&C Black and Princeton University Press 2006. Volume 1 is the definitive work on the Malaysian Non-Passerines. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
2-volume set: UK | DE | FR | CA
Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World (Helm Field Guides S.)Paul Schofield & Derek Onley. Albatrosses, Petrels & Shearwaters of the World. 224 pages. 40 color plates by Christopher Schmidt. Helm & Princeton University Press 2006. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Jeffrey V. Wells. Conservation Handbook of Birds of North America: 100 North American Birds at Risk. Princeton University Press 2007. US | UK | DE | FR | CA

2005 Releases

Rick Cech and Guy Tudor. Butterflies of the East Coast: An Observer's Guide. Princeton University Press.Rick Cech and Guy Tudor. Butterflies of the East Coast: An Observer's Guide. Princeton University Press 2005. 336 pages. Special WorldTwitch Award - Best Butterfly Book to Date. 234 full-page species accounts and accompanying range maps. 735 color photos of butterflies and caterpillars. 215 photos of individual host plants and habitats. Covers the eastern US & Canada. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Craig Robson. Birds of Southeast Asia. New Holland & Princeton University Press 2005.Craig Robson. Birds of Southeast Asia. 304 pages. New Holland & Princeton University Press 2005. Updated, much improved field guide edition. Illustrations have been rearranged on 142 color plates facing text, depicting 28 additional species and with 140 improved or corrected illustrations. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Dennis R. Paulson. Shorebirds of North and Central America: The Photographic Guide. 384 pages. Princeton University Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
David L. Wagner. Caterpillars of Eastern North America: A Guide to Identification and Natural History. Covers more than 700 species of butterflies and moths (a tiny fraction of the total). 496 pages. Princeton University Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Jerry Liguori. Hawks from Every Angle: How to identify North American raptors in flight. 160 pages. Princeton University Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
John C. Abbott. Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States. 360 pages. Princeton University Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA

2004 Releases

Nik Borrow & Ron Demey. Birds of Western Africa. Princeton University Press 2004.Nik Borrow & Ron Demey. Birds of Western Africa. Reduced, paperback field version of the authors' West Africa guide. WorldTwitch 2004 Best Bird Book - Africa. 512 pages. Helm & Princeton University Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Complete, hardcover edition (2002): US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Gulls : Of North America, Europe, and AsiaKlaus Malling Olsen & Hans Larsson (illustrator). Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America. 544 pages. 93 color plates. WorldTwitch 2004 Best Bird Family Book. Helm & Princeton University Press. Revised edition, 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Sandy Podulka, Ronald W. Rohrbaugh, Jr., and Rick Bonney (eds.) Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Handbook of Bird Biology.Sandy Podulka, Ronald W. Rohrbaugh, Jr., and Rick Bonney (eds.) Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Handbook of Bird Biology. 1248 pages. WorldTwitch 2004 Best Ornithology Book. Princeton University Press. 2d edition, 2004. 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
Noel F.R. Snyder. The Carolina Parakeet: Glimpses of a Vanished Bird. Princeton University Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Christopher W. Leahy. The Birdwatcher's Companion to North American Birdlife. 960 pages. Princeton University Press. Revised edition, 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Nathan P. Smith, Scott A. Mori, Andrew Henderson, Dennis W. Stevenson & Scott V. Heald (eds.) Flowering Plants of the Neotropics. 616 pages. Princeton University Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA

2003 Releases

Ian Sinclair & Pete Ryan. Assisted by Patrice Christy & Phil Hockey. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara: A complete illustrated field guide to the birds south of the Sahara. Illustrated by Norman Arlott, Peter Hayman & Alan Harris. Struik & Princeton University Press 2003. Details. 760 pages. Covers 2105 species with more than 2000 images on 359 plates. The illustrations of southern birds are borrowed from the latest SASOL guide. WorldTwitch 2003 Best Bird Book - Africa. For home study, it provides instant access to all African species, with acceptable to excellent color plates, range maps, and essential text. In the field, it fills in the many gaps between the regions with fine modern field guides. Recommended by Jon Hornbuckle for use in Zambia. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Alvaro Jaramillo. Birds of Chile. Illustrated by David Beadle and Peter Burke. WorldTwitch 2003 Best Bird Book - South America. 240 pages, 96 color plates. Helm & Princeton University Press 2003. The best field guide thus far to the birds of southern South America. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Richard Grimmett & Tim Inskipp. Birds of Northern India. Helm & Princeton University Press 2003. WorldTwitch 2003 Best Bird Book - Asia. Regional guide to Northern India extracted from the authors' huge subcontinent guide. 320 pages.  Much easier to use in the field than the larger book, with enlarged color illustrations. 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. WorldTwitch 2003 Best Bird Book - West Indies. Helm & Princeton University Press 2003. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Per Alström & Krister Mild. Illustrated by Per Alstöm & 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 finest of the bird families books. Includes color illustrations and photographs of the newly-described Mekong Wagtail. WorldTwitch 2003 Best Bird Family Book. Helm & Princeton University Press 2003. 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
Ber van Perlo. Birds of Western & Central Africa. 384 pages. WorldTwitch 2003 Best Bird Book - Africa. HarperCollins & Princeton University Press 2003. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Steve N.G. Howell. Hummingbirds of North America: The Photographic Guide. 219 pages. Poyser 2001 & Princeton University Press 2003. WorldTwitch 2001 Best Bird Book - North America. More than 200 photos with illustrations of some little-known field marks. Emphasizes plumages that are difficult to identify. 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
Guide to the Birds of Venezuela, by Steve HiltySteven L. Hilty. Birds of Venezuela. Second edition. WorldTwitch 2002 Best Bird Book - South America. 878 pages. Completely new, except for the color plates by Guy Tudor and John Gwynne. Authoritative text by Steve Hilty, 31 new color plates, mostly by John Gwynne and Sophie Webb, and 44 color photos of habitats. Princeton University Press & Helm. January 2003. US | UK | DE | FR | CA

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