Books about Birds

Africa

The following is a list of books that have been published in the last 20 years or so. It does not claim to be complete or exclusive. Some of the books are now out of print. These and those still in print can often be found in second hand book shops such as Powell's (see below). I have divided the list into three sections:-

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Field Guides


Newman's Garden Birds by Kenneth Newman
Pharaohs' Birds A Guide to Ancient and Present-Day Birds in Egypt by John Miles
A Photographic Guide to Birds of East Africa by Dave Richards
A Photographic Guide to Birds of Namibia by Ian Sinclair and Jackie Sinclair
A Photographic Guide to Birds of Prey of Southern, Central and East Africa by David Allan
Photographic Guide to Southern African Birds by I. Sinclair
Prion Birdwatchers' Guide to the Gambia by Rod Ward
Prion Birdwatchers' Guide to Seychelles by Adrian Skerrett and Ian Bullock
Southern African Birds: A Photographic Guide by Ian Sinclair and Ian Davidson
Green Guide: Birds of Botswana by Kenneth Newman
Atlas of the Birds of the Southwestern Cape by P.A.R. Hockey, L.G. Underhill, M. Netherway and P.G. Ryan
The Atlas of the Birds of Sul do Save, Southern Mozambique by Vincent Parker
The Atlas of Southern African Birds including Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe by J.A. Harrison, D.G. Allan, L.G. Underhill, M. Herremans, A.J. Tree, V. Parker and C.J. Brown (Eds)
THE BIRDS OF AFRICA (Series by Oxford University Press)
The Birds of Africa Volume 1 : Ostriches to Falcons by Leslie H. Brown, Emil K. Urban and Kenneth B. Newman (Eds)
The Birds of Africa Volume 2 : Gamebirds to Pigeons by Emil K. Urban, C. Hilary Fry and Stuart Keith (Eds)
The Birds of Africa Volume 3 : Parrots to Woodpeckers by C. Hilary Fry, Stuart Keith and Emil K. Urban (Eds)
The Birds of Africa, Volume 4 : Broadbills to Chats by Stuart Keith, Emil K. Urban and C. Hilary Fry (Eds)
The Birds of Africa, Volume 5 : Thrushes to Puffback Flycatchers by Emil K. Urban, C. Hilary Fry and Stuart Keith (Eds)
Bird Atlas of Botswana by Huw Penry
A Bird Atlas of Kenya by Adrian Lewis and Derek Pomeroy
Bird Atlas of Natal by D. Cyrus and N. Robson
Birds of Botswana by Kenneth Newman
Birds of East Africa, Volume 1 Non-Passerines by C.A.W. Guggisberg
Birds of East Africa, Volume 2 Passerines by C.A.W. Guggisberg
Birds of the Gaborone Area: A Checklist by J. Barnes and B. Bushell
Birds of the Kruger National Park by K. Newman
Birds of Lesotho A Guide to Distribution Past and Present by K. Bonde
Birds of Liberia by Wulf Gatter
Birds of Mauritius by C. Michel
Birds of Malawi A Supplement to Newman's Birds of Southern Africa by K Newman, N Johnston-Stewart and B Medland
The Birds of the Mount Nimba Region in Liberia by P.R. Colston and K. Curry-Lindahl
Birds of Madagascar: A Photographic Guide by Pete Morris and Frank Hawkins
Birds of the Natal Drakensberg Park by R.M. Little and W.R. Bainbridge
Birds of the Republic of Seychelles by I Bullock
Birds of Somalia by John Ash and John Miskell
The Birds of Southern Mozambique by Phillip A. Clancey
Birds of the South Western Cape by J. Frandsen
The Birds of Watamu by Robin Cahill
The Birds of Angola by W.J.R. Dean
Breeding Birds of Southern Africa by Peter Steyn
Bridging the Bird Gap: A Field Guide to the 64 Species in Malawi not Described in Roberts' Birds of South Africa by N.G.B. Johnston-Stewart and J.B. Heigham
Birds Afield: A Beginner's Guide to Birdwatching in Southern Africa P. Ginn
Birds of the Highveld by Peter Ginn
Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Dale Zimmerman, Don Turner, David Pearson, Ian Willis and Douglas Pratt
The Collins Field Guide to Birds of the Seychelles and the Outlying Islands by Malcolm, Penny and C Talbot-Kelly
Collins Safari Guide: Common Birds of East Africa by David Hoskings and Martin Withers
Common Birds of Egypt: A Practical Guide by El Din Sherif Baha
The Complete Book of Southern African Birds by Peter Ginn, W. Geoff McIlleron and Peter le S. Milstein (Eds)
Common Birds of Zambia by the Zambian Ornithological Society
Discovering Birds: An Introduction to the Birds of Nigeria by A Nason
The Doves, Parrots, Louries and Cuckoos of Southern Africa by M. K. Rowan
Endemic Birds of Madagascar by T.J. Dee
Ethiopia's Endemic Birds by Emil K Urban
A Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa by John Williams and Norman Arlott
A Field Guide to the Birds of the Gambia and Senegal by Clive Barlow, Tim Wacher and Tony Disley
Field Guide to the Birds of the Kruger National Park by I. Sinclair and I. Whyte
Field Guide to the Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Dale Zimmerman, Don Turner and David Pearson
Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa by Ian Sinclair
A Field Guide to the Birds of West Africa by W. Serle and G. Morel
Field Guide to Zambian Birds not Found in Southern Africa by Dylan Aspinwall and Carl Beel
The Birds of Southeastern Madagascar by Steven M Goodman, AFA Hawkins, Thomas S Schulenberg and Mark Pidgeon
A First Guide to South African Birds by Leonard Gill
Go Birding in the Transvaal by B. Ryan and J. Isom
Guide to the Birds of Madagascar by Olivier Langrand
Hwange Birds: A Guide to the Common Birds of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe by Peter Steyn
Ian Sinclair's Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa by Ian Sinclair
The Illustrated Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa by I. Sinclair, P. Hockey and W. Tarboton
SASOL Birds of Southern Africa by Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey and Warwick Tarboton
SASOL: The Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa The Most Comprehensively Illustrated Guide to the Region's Birds, by Ian Sinclair and Phil Hockey
Jonathan Scott's Safari Guide to East African Birds by Jonathan Scott
Newman's Birds of the Kruger National Park by Kenneth Newman
Newman's Birds of Southern Africa 1991 Update Edition by Kenneth Newman
Newman's Birds of Southern Africa The Green Edition by Kenneth Newman
Newman's Field List for Bird Watchers by K. Newman

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Birding


South African Red Data Books - Birds Report No. 97 by R.K. Brooke
Threatened Birds of Africa and its Related Islands ICPB/IUCN Bird Red Data Book, Part 1 by N.J. Collar and S.N. Stuart (Eds)
Top Birding Spots in Southern Africa by H. Chittenden
Where to Watch Birds in Uganda by Jonathan Rossouw and Marco Sacchi
Portfolio of South African Owls by C.G. Finch-Davies
Where to Watch Birds in Africa by Nigel Wheatley
Birdwatch Zimbabwe by D. Solomon and J. Williams
Birds of the South Western Cape and Where to Watch Them by Wally Petersen and Mel Tripp
Little Brown Jobs Made Easier by Kenneth Newman, Derek Soloman, David Johnson and Alex Masterson
Watching Birds in Southern Africa: Confusing Birds 193 Look-Alike Species by Kenneth Newman and Derek Soloman
Look-Alike Birds How to Tell Them Apart by K. Newman and D. Solomon
Coastal Waterbirds in Gabon by FJ Schepers and ECL Marteijn (Eds)
Beautiful Birds of Kenya by J Karmali
Beautiful Birds of Seychelles by Adrian Skerrett
Beautiful Birds of Southern Africa by P.A.R. Hockey
Birding South Africa and Namibia by C. Green
A Birders Guide to the Cape Verde Islands by Dave Sargeant (Ed)
A Birders Guide to Gabon, West Africa by D. Sargeant
A Birders Guide to Mauritius and Reunion (including seabirds of western Indian Ocean) by D. Sargeant
A Birders Guide to Sao Tome and Principe by D. Sargeant
A Birder's Guide to Travel in Madagascar by N. Gardner
A Birders Guide to Zimbabwe by D. Sargeant

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Checklists


A Birders Checklist of the Birds of Gabon by D. Sargeant
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of Gambia by D. Sargeant
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of Kenya by D. Sargeant
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of Malawi by D. Sargeant
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of Senegambia by D. Sargeant
Bird Checklists of KwaZulu-Natal Reserves, Part One: The Greater Durban Area by Roy Cowgill and Stephen B. Davis
The Birds of Zanzibar and Pemba An Annotated Checklist by R.H.W. Pakenham
The Birds of the Gambia An Annotated Checklist by M.E.J. Gore
The Birds of Nigeria An Annotated Checklist by John H. Elgood
The Birds of the Serengeti National Park Tanzania An Annotated Checklist by D. Schmidl
The Birds of Ghana An Annotated Checklist by L.G. Grimes
The Birds of Cape Verde Islands An Annotated Checklist by Cornelis J Hazevoet
The Birds of Togo An Annotated Check-List by Robert A Cheke and J Frank Walsh
Birds of St Helena An Annotated Checklist by Beau W Rowlands et al
Birds of Southern Africa Checklist and Alternative Names by P.A.R. Hockey
The Birds of Liberia A Preliminary Check-List with Status and Open Questions by Wulf Gatter


 

 

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