Books about Birds

Asia

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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Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Arabia: 4 - Asir National Park by Mark Jennings
Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Arabia: 5 - Northern Saudi Arabia by Mark Jennings
Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Arabia: 6 - Northern Asia by Mark Jennings
Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Arabia: 7 - Central & NW Saudi Arabia by Mark Jennings
Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Arabia: 8 - South Yemen by Mark Jennings
Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Arabia: 9/10 - Bird Distribution by Mark Jennings
Atlas of Birds of China by China Wildlife Conservation Association
The Avifauna of the Changbai Mountains by Zhengjie Zhao (Ed.)
The Avifauna of Wuliangsuhai Inner Mongolia by Xing Lianlian and Yung Guisheng (Eds)
Birds of Arid and Semi-Arid Tracts by Ajit Kumar Mukherjee
Birds of Bhutan by Salim Ali, Biswamoy Biswas and S Dillon Ripley
Birds in Bangladesh by W.G. Harvey
Birds of Bali by V. Mason and F. Jarvis
The Birds of China Including the Island of Taiwan by R.M. De Schauensee
The Birds of Ceylon, Volume 1 by G.M. Henry
The Birds of Ceylon, Volume 2 by G.M. Henry
The Birds of Ceylon, Volume 3 by G.M. Henry
The Birds of Ceylon, Volume 4 by G.M. Henry
A Guide to the Birds of Ceylon by G.M. Henry
A Guide to the Birds of Nepal by C. Inskipp and T Inskipp
A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines by Robert Kennedy, Pedro C Gonzales, Edward Dickinson, Hector Miranda and T. Fisher
A Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka by G.M. Henry
A Guide to the Birds of Thailand by B. Lekagul and P. Round
A Guide to the Birds of Wallacea Sulawesi, The Moluccas and Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia by Brian J. Coates and K. David Bishop
A Handbook of the Birds of China, Volume 1: Non-Passerines by Zhenjie Zhao
A Handbook of the Birds of China, Volume 2: Passerines by Zhao Zhenjie
Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, Volume 1 Divers to Hawks by Salim Ali and S Dillon Ripley
Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, Volume 2 Megapodes to Crab Plover by Salim Ali and S Dillon Ripley
Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, Volume 3 Stone Curlews to Owls by Salim Ali and S Dillon Ripley
Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, Volume 4 Frogmouths to Pittas by Salim Ali and S Dillon Ripley
Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, Volume 5 Larks to Grey Hypocolius by Salim Ali and S Dillon Ripley
Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, Volume 6 Cuckoo-Shrikes to Babaxes by Salim Ali, S Dillon Ripley and
Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, Volume 7 Laughing Thrushes to the Mangrove Whistler by Salim Ali and S Dillon Ripley
Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, Volume 8 Warblers to Redstarts by Sálim Ali
Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, Volume 9 Robins to Wagtails by Salim Ali and S Dillon Ripley
Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, Volume 10 Flowerpeckers to Buntings by Salim Ali and S. Dillon Ripley
The Birds of Singapore by Clive Briffett
The Birds of Sulawesi by Derek Holmes
The Birds of Sumatra and Kalimantan by D. Holmes and S. Nash
The Birds of Peninsula Malaysia by Derek Holmes and Karen Phillipps
Indian Birds by Douglas Dewar
Indian Birds by R.K. Gaur
Indian Hill Birds by Salim Ali
An Interim Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Arabia by Michael C. Jennings
Handbook of Indian Birds by H. Whistler
Hawaii's Birds by Hawaii Audubon Society

Hawaii's Beautiful Birds

by H. Douglas Pratt
Birds of China by Zhang Cizu, Zhu Xiang and Pang Bingzhang
The Birds of Central Siberia by Helena J. Rogacheva
Birds of the Fiji Bush by Fergus Clunie
Birds of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa by Dick Watling
Birds of Goa by B.C. Saha and J.M. Dasgupta
The Birds of Hong Kong and South China by Clive Viney, Karen Phillips and Lam Chiu Ying
Birds of Hill Region of Karnataka An Introduction by A.K. Chakravarthy and K.P.P.C. Tejasvi
Birds of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka A Photographic Guide by Bikram Grewal, Sunjoy Monga and Gillian Wright
The Birds of Indonesia: A Checklist (Peters' Sequence) by Paul Andrew
Birds: An Illustrated Field Guide to the Birds of Singapore by Lim Kim Seng and Dana Gardner
The Birds of India: A Guide to Indian Ornithology by H.E. Barnes
Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Rodrigues, Seychelles and the Comoros by Ian Sinclair and Olivier Langrand
The Birds of Japan by Mark Brazil
The Birds of Java and Bali by Derek Holmes
Birds of Japan in Photographs by S. Takano (Ed.)
Birds in Korea by Yoon Moo-Boo
Birds of Khao Nor Chuchi Checklist and Guide to Bird Finding by Philip D. Round and Uthai Treesucon
Birds of Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Checklist and Guide to Bird Finding by Philip D. Round and Uthai Treesucon
Birds of Mount Kinabalu, Borneo by G.W.H. Davison
The Birds of New Guinea by Bruce M. Beehler, Thane K. Pratt and Dale A. Zimmerman
Birds of the Philippines by P.C. Gonzales and C.P. Rees
The Birds of Pakistan: Volume 1 Non-Passeriformes by Tom J. Roberts
The Birds of Pakistan: Volume 2 Passeriformes by Tom J. Roberts
Birds: A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore by M. Strange and A. Jeyerajasingam
The Birds of the Putorana Plateau by A.A. Romanov
Birds of Singapore by C. Hails and F. Jarvis
The Birds of the Soviet Altai and Adjacent Parts of Northwestern Mongolia, Vol. 2: Passeriformes by P.P. Sushkin
Birds of South-East Asia A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia by Morten Strange
Birds of the Southern Gulf by Dave Robinson and Adrian Chapman
Birds of Sakhalin Island by V.A. Nechaev
Birds of the Southern Kuril Islands by V.A. Nechaev and Y. Fujimaki
The Birds of Southwestern Oceania by L.S. Stepanyan
Birds of Singapore and South-East Asia by S.A.S. Bucknill and F.N. Chasen
The Birds of Southern Transuralia by T.K. Blinova and V.N. Blinov
Birds of South Vietnam by P. Wildash
The Birds of South Yemen by N. Obadi
Birds of Thailand by Roland Eve and Anne-Marie Guigue
Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 1 The Non-Passerine Birds of Southern Thailand, Peninsula Malaysia and Singapore by David R. Wells
Birds of the Thai-Malayan Peninsula, Volume 2 Passerines by David R. Wells
Birds of the Wetlands of the Southern Russian Far-East and Their Protection by N.M. Litvinenko (Ed.)
Birds of Xinjiang (Xinjiang Niaolei Jianjie) by Ma Ming
Birds of Zonal Steepes and Deserts of Central Asia by E.V. Kozlova
The Book of Indian Birds by Salim Ali
A Book of Kerala Birds Part I by K.K. Neelakantan, C. Sashikumar and R. Venugopalan (Eds)
Breeding Birds of Kashmir by R.S.P. Bates and E.H.N. Lowther
Birds of Bhutan: Field Guide by Carol Inskipp, Tim Inskipp and Richard Grimmett
Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp
Collins Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Martin Woodcock
Collins Field Guide to the Birds of South East Asia by B. King, M. Woodcock and E.C. Dickinson
Collins Guide to the Birds of Russia by A. Knystautas
The Colour Handbook of the Birds of Sichuan by Li Guiyuan et al
Compact Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan Together with those of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka S. Ali and S.D. Ripley
Wild Birds of Japan by Takuya Kanouchi, Naoya Abe and Hideo Ueda
Wild Birds of Korea by Ill Sung Suh
Wild Birds of Korea by Yoon Moo-Boo
Fauna Sinica: Aves, Volume 9: Passeriformes Bombycillidae - Prunellidae by Chen Fuguan, Luo Shiyou et al.
Fauna Sinica: Aves, Volume 1: Part 1 (Introductory Account of the Class Aves in China) and Part 2 (Account of Orders listed in this Volume) by Zheng Zuoxin et al
Fauna Sinica: Aves, Volume 2: Anseriformes
Fauna Sinica: Aves, Volume 4: Galliformes
Fauna Sinica: Aves, Volume 6: Columbiformes, Psittaciformes, Cucliformes and Strigiformes by Z Zheng, Y Xian and G Guan
Fauna Sinica: Aves, Volume 8: Passeriformes (Eurylaimidae - Irenidae)
Fauna Sinica: Aves, Volume 10: Passeriformes Muscicapidae 1, Turdidae by Zheng Zuoxin, Long Zeyu and Lu Taichun
Fauna Sinica: Aves, Volume 13: Passeriformes (Paridae - Zosteropidae)
Fauna Sinica: Aves, Volume 14: Passeriformes (Ploceidae - Fringillidae) by Fu Tongsheng, Song Yujun, Gao Wei et al.
Fauna of Zhejiang: Aves by Yumao Dong (Ed.)
A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali by J MacKinnon
A Field Guide to the Birds of China by John MacKinnon
A Field Guide to the Birds of China by Xu Wei-shu, Zhao Zheng-kai, Zheng Guang-mei, Yan Chang-wei and Tan Yao-kuang
A Field Guide to the Birds of the Eastern Himalayas by S. Ali
A Field Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Krys Kazmierczak
A Field Guide to the Birds of Japan by Wild Bird Society of Japan
Field Guide to the Birds of Java and Bali by J. MacKinnon
A Field Guide to the Birds of Korea by Pyong-Oh Won
A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia by Craig Robson
A Field Guide to the Birds of Southwestern India by R.J. Ranjit Daniels
A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka by John Harrison and Tim Worfolk
A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka by Sarath Kotagama and Prithiviraj Fernando
Field Guide to the Birds of the Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia by Chris Doughty, Nicolas Day and Andrew Plant
A Field Guide to the Birds of West Malaysia and Singapore by Allen Jeyarajasingam and Alan Pearson
A Field Guide to the Waterbirds of Asia by B. Bhushan, G. Fry, A. Hibi, T. Mundkur, D.M. Prawiradilaga, K. Sonobe and S. Usui
Birds of the Philippine Islands Siquijor, Mount Malindang, Bohol and Samar by A.L. Rand and D.S. Rabor
The Game Birds of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma and Sri Lanka Including Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet by Allan Hume and C.H.T. Marshall
An Introduction to Malayan Birds by G.E. Madoc
Birds of Asia, Volume 7 (Pheasant, Fowl, Game Birds, Quail, Water Birds) by John Gould
The Birds of New Guinea and Adjacent Papuan Islands, Volume 1 (Crows, Birds of Paradise) by John Gould
The Birds of New Guinea and Adjacent Papuan Islands, Volume 2 by John Gould
The Birds of New Guinea and Adjacent Papuan Islands, Volume 5 (Parrots, Pigeons, Cockatoos, Quail) by John Gould
Birds of Chagos by Charles Sheppard and John Topp
North Pacific Albatrosses by Elizabeth Mitchell and Greta Tristram
Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Bikram Grewal
Les Oiseaux de Chine, Tome 2: Passereaux by R.D. Etchecopar and F. Hüe
Les Oiseaux du Proche et Moyen-Orient by R.D. Etchecopar and F. Hue
Les Oiseaux de la Réunion by Armand Barau, Christian H Jouanin and Nicolas Barre
Les Oiseaux de Thailande by Roland Eve and Ann-Marie Guigue
Oiseaux de Tahiti by J.C. Thibault and C. Rives
On the Birds of Poona and Vicinity by Anil Mahabal and B.S. Lamba
Ornithology of the Indian Subcontinent 1872-1992 An Annotated Bibliography by C. Burg, B. Beehler and S. Dillon Ripley
Papua New Guinea Birds in Colour by B. Coates
Pheasant Jungles by William Beebe
Philippine Birds by J.E. duPont
A Photographic Guide to Birds of Borneo by Geoffrey Davison and Chew Yen Fook
Photographic Guide to the Birds of China and Hong Kong by John MacKinnon and Nigel Hicks
A Photographic Guide to Birds of the Himalayas by Bikram Grewal and Otto Pfister
Photographic Guide to Birds of India and Nepal Also covering Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka by Bikram Grewal
A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Java, Sumatra and Bali by Paul Andrew and Alain Compost
A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore by Geoffrey Davison and Chew Yen Fook
A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Thailand by Michael Webster and Chew Yen Fook
A Pictorial Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Salim Ali and S. Dillon Ripley
Pocket Guide to the Birds of Borneo by Charles M. Francis
Pocket Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp
A Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Birds by H. Douglas Pratt
Prion Birdwatchers' Guide to India by Krys Kazmierczak and Raj Singh
Prion Birdwatchers' Guide to Nepal by Carol Inskipp
Regional Checklist of Malaysian / Singapore Birds by K. Taylor
A Selection of the Birds of Sri Lanka by J. Banks and J. Banks
A Guide to the Common Birds of Singapore by C. Briffet
South Pacific Birds by J.E. DuPont
Die Vögel Sri Lankas by Günter Lamsfuss
Waldrappdämmerung am Euphrat by H. Peter

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Nepal's Forest Birds Their Status and Conservation by C. Inskipp
Resident Forest Birds in Thailand: Their Status and Conservation by P.D. Round
A Birder's Guide to the Fijian Islands by D. Sargeant
The Birdwatcher's Guide to Hawaii by Rick Soehren
A Birdwatcher's Guide to Japan by M. Brazil
A Birders Guide to Java and Bali by Dave Sargeant (Ed.)
A Birdwatcher's Guide to Malaysia by John Bransbury
A Birders Guide to the Philippines by D. Sargeant
A Birders Guide to Taiwan by Dave Sargeant
A Birders Guide to Thailand by K. Taylor
Birding Hong Kong A Site Guide by David Diskin
Bali Birdwalks: Pocket Insight Guide by V. Mason
Birds in Bahrain A Study of Their Migration Patterns 1990-1992 by Erik Hirschfeld
Birds of the Central Himalayas An Ecological Approach by Dorothy Mierow
Birding in Irian Jaya A Birding Trip in December 1991 by Steve Smith and Keith Turner
Birding South Korea in Winter by David Diskin
China Red Data Book of Endangered Animals: Aves by by Zheng Guangmei and Wang Qishan (Eds)
The Enchanting Land and the Bird Mystery of Jatinga by Dushyant Parasher
The Gamebirds of China Their Distribution and Status by Li Xiangtao
Goa: A Birders Guide by Paul Willoughby
Goa: The Independent Birders' Guide by Peter Harris
Voices of Hawaii's Birds by H. Douglas Pratt
Wallacea: A Site Guide for Birdwatchers by D. Gibbs
Where to Watch Birds in Asia by Nigel Wheatley
Where to Watch Birds and Other Wildlife in Hong Kong and Guangdong by Tim J. Woodward and Geoff J. Carey
Let's Look at Northern India by Michael Shepherd
Let's Look at Sri Lanka by Michael Shepherd
Let's Look at Thailand Ornitholidays Guide No.16 by Michael Shepherd
The Malayan Bird Report, 1982-1987 by by D. Wells (Ed.)
Birding Indonesia A Bird-watcher's Guide to the World's Largest Archipelago by Paul Jepson
Sold for a Song: The Trade in Southeast Asian non-CITES Birds by S.V. Nash
Threatened Birds of Sri Lanka National Red List by Thilo W. Hoffmann
Vanishing Birds of Singapore by K.S. Lim
An Introduction to Birdwatching in Bhutan by C. Inskipp and T. Inskipp
Irian Jaya: A Site Guide for Birdwatchers by D. Gibbs



Checklists


An Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Brunei by G.A. Vowles and R.S. Vowles (Eds)
An Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Hong Kong by M.L. Chalmers
An Annotated Checklist of the Birds of the Oriental Region by Tim Inskipp, Nigel Lindsey and Will Duckworth (Eds)
Bibliography of Chinese Ornithology by by Y.K. Tan, C. Katsura and H. Higuchi (Eds)
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of Hong Kong by Dave Sargeant
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of Nepal by D. Sargeant
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of the Philippines by D. Sargeant
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of Thailand by Dave Sargeant (Ed.)
Birds of Goa: A Complete Checklist (Pack of 8 checklists) by Peter Harris
A Bird Inventory of Similajau National Park by W. Duckworth and R. Kelsh
The Birds of Wallacea (Sulawesi, The Moluccas & Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia). An Annotated Checklist by C.M.N. White and M.D. Bruce
The Birds of Sumatra An Annotated Checklist by J.G. Van Marle and K.H. Voous
Birds of the Philippines An Annotated Checklist by E.C. Dickinson, R.S. Kennedy and K.C. Parkes
Catalogue of the Birds of the Mongolian People`s Republic by V.E. Fomin and A. Bold
Checklist of the Birds of Assam by Anwaruddin Choudhury
Checklist of the Birds of the Mariana Islands by J.D. Reichel and P.O. Glass
Checklist of the Birds of Sabah by C.M. Francis
Checklist of the Birds of Sri Lanka by D.P. Wijesinghe
Checklist of the Birds of Vietnam by Vo Quy and Nguyen Cu
A Checklist of Indian Birds by Krys Kazmierczak
A Complete Checklist of Species and Subspecies of Chinese Birds by Tso-Hsin Cheng (Ed.)
Scientific Survey of the Dongzhai Bird Nature Reserve by Song Chaoshu and Qu Wenyuan
A Synopsis of the Avifauna of China by Cheng Tso-Hsin
A Synopsis of the Birds of India and Pakistan Together with those of Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka by S. Dillon Ripley



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