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Books for Birders

Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins and Michael Grayson Bloomsbury | August 2014 | ISBN: 9781472905734

There are on-line books and books that are on line. Dip into some of these and decide whether that is a new art form or just a clever advertising gimmick.

There are too lots of extracts of books and reviews… I have not included these as they are part of studies or advertising puffs.

Useful Information

Avian Review

This website is for birders and has two key purposes, which come from two questions that have always driven me in my search of bird books. One: What other bird books exist in the different categories of countries, family groups, or species? Two: What's in these books and should I buy them?

The Birdbooker Report

Exploring the world of natural history books…

Forums & Mailing Lists


Mailing List

To subscribe to list: birdbooklist-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

A group for anyone interested in bird books. Please post reviews, previews, requests for information and any private sales.

Guides & Tour Operators

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Tour Operator

Hi, I’m Dave Gosney, the author of the Finding Birds in… series of books. I‘m in the process of updating the books and producing DVDs to go with them to give you an even better idea of where and how to find the best birds when you go birding abroad…

Other Links

Handbook of World Birds


This is the Handbook on line. The Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volumes 1 to 7 have already been published and Volume 8 is due out in March 2003.

The Eponym Dictionary of Birds


Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins and Michael Grayson | Bloomsbury | August 2014 | ISBN: 9781472905734