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Yale University Press Bird Books

Birds of Northern South America: Identification, Distribution and Taxonomy: v. 1 (Helm Field Guides S.)Birds of Northern South America: A Field Guide: v. 2 (Helm Field Guides S.)Robin Restall, Clemencia Rodner, Miguel Lentino & Robert Williams. Birds of Northern South America. Vol. 1: Identification, Distribution and Taxonomy. Vol 2: A Field Guide. Covers Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, the Guianas, Trinidad & Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao. 1536 pages. Helm & Yale University Press 2007.

2-Volume Set: US | UK | DE | FR | CA

Vol. 1: US | UK | DE | FR | CA

Vol. 2: US | UK | DE | FR | CA

Andy Swash & Rob Still. Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands: An Identification Guide

Andy Swash & Robert Still. Birds, Mammals & Reptiles of the Galápagos Islands. WorldTwitch 2001 Technical Innovation Award. This is an impressive little guide that anyone, birder or not, visiting the Galápagos should take along. Robert Still, a computer graphics expert, has seamlessly combined digitally enhanced photographs onto plates. This is the first field guide I have seen with thorough coverage of the endemic rice rats and lava lizards. 168 pages. Second edition 2006 (2000), with corrections and additional photos. Yale University Press: US | UK | DE | FR | CA || Helm: UK | DE | FR | CA

Paul Milne. Where to Watch Birds in World Cities. 500 pages. 2006.  || Yale University Press: US | UK | DE | FR | CA || Helm: UK | DE | FR
Fg Birds of GambiaClive Barlow, Tim Wacher and Tony Disley. A Field Guide to Birds of The Gambia and Senegal. Pica Press & Yale University Press, 1997. Revised, paperback reprint 2006. 408 pages. Helm: UK | DE | FR | CA | Yale University Press: US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Derek Ratcliffe. Lapland: A Natural History. Poyser.Derek Ratcliffe. Lapland: A Natural History. Details. 320 pages. 2006. Poyser: UK | DE | FR | CA | Yale University Press: 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
John M. Marzluff and Tony Angell. In the Company of Crows and Ravens. Yale University Press.John M. Marzluff and Tony Angell. In the Company of Crows and Ravens. Details. 408 pages. Yale University Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Andrew Duff & Ann Lawson. Mammals of the World: A Checklist. Details. Covers 5,027 species. 312 pages. A&C Black: UK | DE | FR | CA | Yale University Press: 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
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
Bo Beulens (aka Fatbirder) & Michael Watkins. Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. Details. Christopher Helm 2003 & Yale University Press 2004. 384 pages. US | UK
Paul Sterry. Birds of the Mediterranean: A Photographic Guide. 304 pages. Nearly 1,000 color photos. Helm & Yale University Press 2004. US | UK
Simon Harrap & Nigel Redman. Where to Watch Birds in Britain. 624 pages. Helm & Yale University Press 2003. WorldTwitch 2003 Award - Best Bird Finding Guide. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Michael Walters. A Concise History of Ornithology. 256 pages. Details. 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
Ewan Urquhart & Adam Bowley (illustrator). Stonechats: A Guide to the Genus Saxicola. 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 and Yale University Press 2003. WorldTwitch 2003 Best Bird Family Book Award. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Noble S. Proctor & Patrick J. Lynch. A Field Guide to the North Atlantic Wildlife. Yale University Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Jacques Gauthier & Lawrence F. Gall (eds.) New Perspectives on the Origin and Early Evolution of Birds: Proceedings of the International Symposium in Honor of John H. Ostrom, February 13-14, 1999. 613 pages. Yale University Press 2002. US | UK
Clemencia Rodner, Miguel Lentino & Robin Restall. Checklist of the Birds of Northern South America: An annotated checklist of the species and subspecies of Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. WorldTwitch 2001 Best Bird Checklist Award. Outstanding compilation of useful information onto handy charts. For each of 2,245 species, shows the currently accepted common and scientific names, subspecies, known and suspected distribution, altitude range, genus history, and proposed splits. View sample page. Pica Press & Yale University Press 2001. 136 pages. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
David Brewer. Illustrated by Barry Kent Mackay. Wrens, Dippers & Thrashers. 256 pages. 32 color plates. Pica Press and Yale University Press. 2001. (Contrary to this book and Raffaele, Birds of the West Indies (1998), there is only one trembler per island. Trip reports claiming two species twitched on Martinique or St. Lucia are likewise wrong. See Storer 1989, which is cited in Brewer's appendix!) US | UK
Bob Cheke & Clive Mann, illustrated by Richard Allen. Sunbirds: A Guide to the Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Spiderhunters and Sugarbirds of the World. Pica Press & Yale University Press 2001. 380 pages. US | UK
David Gibbs, Eustace Barnes & John Cox. Pigeons and Doves. A Guide to the Pigeons and Doves of the World. WorldTwitch 2001 Best Bird Book Award. This is one of my favorite recent books, mainly because of its excellent coverage of the spectacular fruit and ground pigeons of the Southeast Asian and Australasian islands, many of which are quite hard to see. 560 pages. 76 color plates. Pica Press & Yale University Press 2001. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Andy Swash & Robert Still. Birds, Mammals & Reptiles of the Galápagos Islands. WorldTwitch 2001 Technical Innovation Award. This is an impressive little guide that anyone, birder or not, visiting the Galápagos should take along. Robert Still, a computer graphics expert, has seamlessly combined digitally enhanced photographs onto plates. This is the first field guide I have seen with thorough coverage of the endemic rice rats and lava lizards. 168 pages. Pica Press 1999 & Yale University Press 2001. Second edition 2006, with corrections and additional photos: US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Lance Tickell. Albatrosses. Pica Press and Yale University Press 2000. 448 pages. US | UK
Phil Chantler, Swifts: A Guide to the Swift and Treeswifts of the World. Pica Press and Yale University Press. Second edition, 2000. US | UK
Krys Kazmierczak and Ber van Perlo. A Field Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent. Pica Press & Yale University Press 2000. US | UK
Robert A. Askins. Julie Zickefoose, illustrator. Restoring America's Birds. Yale University Press 2000. 336 pages. 72 illustrations. US | UK
Richard Symanski. Blackhearts: Ecology in Outback Australia. About the author's study of Long-tailed Finches. Yale University Press 2000. 248 pages. 27 illus. US | UK
William Weber, Lee J.T. White, Lisa Naughton-Treves (eds.) African Rain Forest Ecology and Conservation: an Interdisciplinary Perspective. Yale University Press 2001. 624 pages. US | UK
Richard O. Bierregaard, Jr., Claude Gascon, Thomas E. Lovejoy & Rita Mesquita (eds.) Lessons from Amazonia: The Ecology and Conservation of a Fragmented Forest. 544 pages. Yale University Press 2001. US | UK
Nigel Cleere & Dave Nurney. A Guide to the Nightjars, Nighthawks and Their Relatives. Details. 320 pages. Pica Press and Yale University Press 1998. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Richard Ranft and Nigel Cleere, A Sound Guide to the Nightjars and Related Nightbirds. 1 CD. Helm and Yale University Press 1998. Contains recordings of a number of forms not previously available on commercial tapes. US | UK | FR | CA
Claus König, Friedhelm Weick and Jan-Hendrik Becking. Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World. Details. 462 pages. Pica Press & Yale University Press 1999. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Alan Feduccia. The Origin & Evolution of Birds. Yale University Press. 480 pages. 2d edition, 1999. US | UK
Tony Juniper & Michael Parr. Parrots: A Guide to the Parrots of the World. Pica Press & Yale University Press, 1998. US | UK

Barry Taylor, Rails: A Guide to the Rails, Crakes, Gallinules and Coots of the World. Pica Press and Yale University Press, 1998. US | UK

Wulf Gatter & Martin Woodcock. Birds of Liberia. Pica Press & Yale University Press, 1998. 320 pages. US | UK
John Ash, John Miskell & Martin Woodcock (illustrator). Birds of Somalia. Pica Press & Yale University Press, 1998. 336 pages. US | UK
Peter Morris & Mark Andrews. Birds of Madagascar: A Photographic Guide. Pica Press & Yale University Press, 1998. 224 pages. US | UK
Anthony G. Coates (ed.) Central America: A Natural & Cultural History. The result of the Paseo Pantera Project. Coates is with STRI. 320 pages, 85 b/w & 58 color plates. Yale University Press, 1998. US | UK
Robin Restall, Munias & Mannikins. Pica Press & Yale University Press, 1996. US | UK
Klaus Malling Olsen & Hans Larsson. Skuas & Jaegers. 192 pages. Pica Press & Yale University Press, 1997. US | UK
Norbert Lefranc & Tim Workfolk. Shrikes. Pica Press and Yale University Press, 1997. US | UK
Alwyn H. Gentry (ed.) Four Neotropical Rainforests. (Manaus, Manu, BCI & La Selva.) 644 pages. Yale University Press, 1993 (1990). US | UK
Noble S. Proctor & Patrick J. Lynch. Manual of Ornithology: Avian Structure & Function. 348 pages. Yale University Press, 1998 (1993). US | UK
Burt L. Monroe, Jr. & Charles G. Sibley. A World Checklist of Birds. 414 pages. Yale University Press, 1997 (1993). US | UK
Olivier Langrand, Vincent Bretagnolle (illustrator). Guide to the Birds of Madagascar. Yale University Press, 1990. 456 pages. US | UK

Possibly Forthcoming on Yale University Press

Graeme Green & Colin Bushell. Illustrated by Eustace Barnes. Cotingas and Manakins. 256 pages, maps and 40 color plates. A&C Black & Yale University Press? Forthcoming 2007?
Roy Hargreaves. Larks, Pipits and Wagtails. About 300 pages. 40 color plates by Dave Nurney. A&C Black. Forthcoming.
Lincoln Fishpool & Des Allen. Bulbuls. About 256 pages. 40 color plates by Mark Andrews. A&C Black. Forthcoming.
Phil Chantler. Flycatchers. About 400 pages. 64 color plates by Gerald Driessens. Covers the Muscicapidae and the Monarchidae & Rhipiduridae. A&C Black. Forthcoming.
Ted Hoogendoorn. Gulls. 280 pages. A&C Black. Forthcoming.
Hans Winkler & Christopher Schmidt. Cranes and Bustards. About 200 pages. 16 color plates. A&C Black. Forthcoming.
François Vuilleumier. A Field Guide to the Birds of Patagonia and West Antarctica. About 300 pages. 40 color plates by the author. A&C Black. Forthcoming.
Paul Leader, Geoff Carey & Phil Round. A Field Guide to the Birds of China, Tibet & Taiwan. c. 600 pages, 120 color plates. A&C Black. Forthcoming.
Soaring to New Heights: Yale's Ornithology List, by Nush Powell & Carl Ehrhardt - Review of the ornithology publications of Yale University Press, in particular the Pica Press catalogue.

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