Books about Birds

Australasia

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


Collins Guide to the Birds of New Zealand by Chloe Talbot Kelly
Collins Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand by R.A. Falla, R.B. Sibson and E.G. Turbott
Collins Field Guide to Birds of Australia by Graham Pizzey and Frank Knight
Avifauna of the Eastern Highlands of New Guinea by J.M. Diamond
The Birds of Papua New Guinea: Volume 1 The Non-Passerines by Brian J. Coates
The Birds of Papua New Guinea: Volume 2 The Passerines by Brian J. Coates
Birds of Vanuatu by H.L. Bregulla
Bush and High Country Birds of New Zealand by E. Power
The Complete Book of Australian Finches by A.J. Mobbs
Common Birds of the Darwin Area by H. Thompson and D. Goodfellow
Encyclopedia of Australian Animals: Birds by T.R. Lindsey
The Fauna of Tasmania: Birds by R.H. Green
Field Guide to the Birds of Australia by Ken Simpson and Nic Day
Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand by Barrie Heather and Hugh Robertson
A Field Guide to the Birds of Western Australia by G.M. Storr and R.E. Johnstone
A Field Guide to Tasmanian Birds by Dave Watts
From Penguins to Parakeets: The First Diary of an English Naturalist in New Zealand by R.B. Sibson
Green Guide to the Birds of Australia by Peter Rowland
A Guide to Birding in New Zealand by H Harrop
The Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds: Volume 1 Ratites to Ducks by Stephen Marchant and Peter J. Higgins (Eds)
The Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds: Volume 2 Birds of Prey to Pratincoles by Stephen Marchant and Peter J. Higgins (Eds)
The Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds: Volume 3 Snipe to Pigeons by Peter J. Higgins and S.J.J.F. Davies (Eds)
The Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds: Volume 4 Parrots to Dollarbirds by Peter J. Higgins (Ed.)
The Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds: Volume 5 Passerines, Part 1 by Stephen Marchant and Peter J. Higgins (Eds)
The Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds: Volume 6 Passerines, Part 2 by Stephen Marchant and Peter J. Higgins (Eds)
Handbook of Western Australian Birds, Volume 1: Non-Passerines: Emu to Dollarbird by Ron Johnstone and G.M. Storr
Handbook to the Birds of Western Australia, Volume 2 by Ron Johnstone and G.M. Storr
The Birds of Australia, Volume 1 (Birds of Prey) by John Gould
The Birds of Australia, Volume 2 (Frogmouths, Swallows, Swifts, Martins, Bee-Eaters, Pardalotes, Crow Shrikes, Fly-catchers, Kingfishers) by John Gould
The Birds of Australia, Volume 3 (Robins, Wrens and Finches) by John Gould
The Birds of Australia, Volume 4 (Pittas, Bower Birds, Wattle Birds, Honeyeaters Sunbirds, Cuckoos and Tree-Creepers) by John Gould
The Birds of Australia, Volume 5 (Parrots, Pigeons, Cockatoos, Quail) by John Gould
The Birds of Australia, Volume 6 by John Gould
The Birds of Australia, Volume 7 (Geese, Ducks, Gulls, Terns, Noddies, Albatrosses, Petrels, Cormorants, Gannets, Penguins) by John Gould
The Birds of Australia, Supplement (all species discovered after Vols 1-7) by John Gould
Key Guide to Australian Birds by L. Cronin
Australian Waterbirds: A Field Guide by R. Kingsford
The Best of Australian Birds by Dave Watts
The Birds of Australia, Volume 1 by G.M. Mathews
The Birds of Australia, Volume 2 by G.M. Mathews
The Birds of Australia, Volume 3 by G.M. Mathews
Birds of the Australian Capital Territory An Atlas by M. Taylor
Birdwatching in Australia and New Zealand by Ken Simpson and ZoŽ Wilson
Birds of the Gascoyne Region, Western Australia by G.M. Storr
The Birds of Hawaii by G.C. Munro
Birds of the Lord Howe Island: Past and Present by I. Hutton
Birds of the Mid-Eastern Interior of Western Australia by G.M. Storr
Birds of the Night: Owls, Frogmouths and Nightjars of Australia by D. Hollands
Birdwatching in New Zealand by Ian Burfield
Birds of New Zealand: Locality Guide by S. Chambers
Birds of Queensland's Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef and Where to Find Them by Lloyd Nielsen
The Birdlife of Rottnest Island by D. Saunders and P. de Rebeira
Birds of Rottnest Island by D. Saunders and P. De Rebeira
Birds of Sydney E. Hoskin
The Atlas of Bird Distribution in New Zealand by P.C. Bull et al.
Atlas of Victorian Birds by W.B. Emison, S.C. Bennett, C.M. Beardsell, F.I. Norman and R.H. Loyn
Australian Birds by Donald Trounson and Molly Trounson
Common Birds in New Zealand 1: Town, Open Country and Wetland Birds by Geoff Moon
Common Birds in New Zealand 2: Mountain, Forest and Shore Birds by Geoff Moon
North's Nests and Eggs of Australian Birds by A. North
The Native Forest Birds of Guam by J.M. Jenkins
Photographic Field Guide: Birds of Australia by Jim Flegg and S. Madge
A Photographic Guide to Birds of Australia by Peter Rowland
Pocket Poster Guide to the Birds of Fiji - Volume 1 - Landbirds by Dick Watling
Pocket Poster Guide to the Birds of Fiji - Volume 2 - Sea and Shorebirds by Dick Watling
Birds of the South-Eastern Interior of Western Australia by G.M.Storr
Birds of the Eucla Division of Western Australia by G.M. Storr
Birds of the Swan Coastal Plain and Adjacent Seas and Islands by G.M. Storr and R.E. Johnstonne
Birds of the South-West Division of Western Australia by G.M. Storr
A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific by H.D. Pratt, P.L. Bruner and D.G. Berrett
Field Guide to the Birds of Java and Bali by J. MacKinnon
A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia by Craig Robson
Field Guide to the Birds of the Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia by Chris Doughty, Nicolas Day and Andrew Plant
The Reed Field Guide to New Zealand Birds by Geoff Moon
Simpson and Day's Birds of Australia - Compact Disc, Version 5.0 by Day Simpson
The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds by Peter Slater, P. Slater and R. Slater
A Guide to the Birds of Wallacea Sulawesi, The Moluccas and Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia by Brian J. Coates and K. David Bishop
The Birds of Peninsula Malaysia by Derek Holmes and Karen Phillipps
Hawaii's Birds by Hawaii Audubon Society

Hawaii's Beautiful Birds

by H. Douglas Pratt
Birds of the Fiji Bush by Fergus Clunie
Birds of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa by Dick Watling
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
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
A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia by Craig Robson
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
Birds of the Philippine Islands Siquijor, Mount Malindang, Bohol and Samar by A.L. Rand and D.S. Rabor
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
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
A Guide to the Common Birds of Singapore by C. Briffet
South Pacific Birds by J.E. DuPont
A Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Birds by H. Douglas Pratt
Pocket Guide to the Birds of Borneo by Charles M. Francis

 

Birding


Where to Find Birds in Australia by John Bransbury
Where to Find Birds in North-East Queensland by J. Wieneke
Where to Watch Birds in Australasia and Oceania by Nigel Wheatley
Finding Birds in Australia's Northern Territory by D. Donato, P. Wilkins, G. Smith and L. Alford
Australian Birdwatchers Diary by Ted Schurmann and Wendy Jennings
Birdwatcher's Guide to the Sydney Region by P. Roberts
Birding Sites Around Perth by Ron Van Delft
Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia by R. Thomas and S. Thomas
Enjoying Birds in Hawaii A Birdfinding Guide to the Fiftieth State by H.D. Pratt
A Birder's Guide to the Fijian Islands by D. Sargeant
The Birdwatcher's Guide to Hawaii by Rick Soehren
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
Birding in Irian Jaya A Birding Trip in December 1991 by Steve Smith and Keith Turner
Voices of Hawaii's Birds by H. Douglas Pratt
Wallacea: A Site Guide for Birdwatchers by D. Gibbs
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

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Checklists


Birds of Tasmania An Annotated Checklist with Illustrations by R.H. Green
Checklist of the Birds of Australia: Part I by H.T. Condon
Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand And the Ross Dependency, Antarctica by E.G. Turbott (Ed.)
A List of the Birds of Australia by S. Gantlett
Checklist of the Birds of Hawaii - 1997 by Robert L. Pyle
Checklist of the Birds of Papua New Guinea by R. Hicks (Ed.)
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of the Philippines by D. Sargeant
Birds of the Philippines An Annotated Checklist by E.C. Dickinson, R.S. Kennedy and K.C. Parkes
Checklist of the Birds of Micronesia by P. Pyle and J. Engbring
The Literature of Australian Birds by Hubert Massey Whittell
Species-Checklist of the Birds of New Guinea by B.M. Beehler and B.W. Finch
The Taxonomy and Species of Birds of Australia and its Territories by Leslie Christidis and Walter E Boles
Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Volume 37, Part 2: Aves (Columbidae to Coraciidae) by R. Schodde and I.J. Mason

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