Books about Birds

North American

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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Birds of North America by Noel Grove
Birds of North America A Guide to Field Identification by C.S. Robbins, B. Bruun and H.S. Zim
Collins Pocket Guide: Birds of North America [All the Birds of North America]
American Bird Conservancy Common American Birds by H.J. Baerg
A Field Guide to the Birds of North America by Shirley L. Scott (Ed.)
The Visitor's Guide to the Birds of the Central National Parks United States and Canada by R.H. Wauer
The Visitor's Guide to the Birds of the Eastern National Parks US and Canada by R.H. Wauer
Field Guide to Eastern Birds' Nests (North America, East of the Mississippi) by Hal H. Harrison
A Field Guide to Western Birds by Roger Tory Peterson
The Birds of America by John James Audubon
Birds of America by F. Shaw
American Birds by T. Fitzharris
Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds: Eastern Region by David Stokes and Lillian Stokes
Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds: Western Region by David Stokes and Lillian Stokes
Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Western Region by Donald Stokes and Lillian Stokes
The Pocket Guide to Birds of Eastern North America by F. Shaw
The Pocket Guide to Birds of Prey of North America by P. Burton
A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America by Roger Tory Peterson
Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Western Region by M.D.F. Udvardy
The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region by J. Bull and J. Farrand
Canadian Birds by B. Obee
The Birds of Canada by W. Earl Godfrey
A Field Guide to Mexican Birds by Roger Tory Peterson and Edward L Chalif
Another Field Guide to Little-Known and Seldom-Seen Birds of N America by B.C. Sill and J. Sill
The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Alberta by G. Semenchut
The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Connecticut by L.R. Bevier (Ed.)
The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Michigan by R. Brewer, G.A. McPeek and R.J. Adams
Atlas of Breeding Birds of the Maritime Provinces by A.J. Erskine
The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Ontario by M.D. Cadman, P.F.J. Eagles and F.M. Helleiner
Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania by D.W. Brauning (Ed.)
Atlas des Oiseaux Nicheurs du Quebec by Jean Gauthier and Yves Aubry
Atlas Saisonnier des Oiseaux du Quebec by André Cyr and Jacques Larivée
Atlas of Wintering North American Birds An Analysis of Christmas Bird Count Data by T. Root
At Water's Edge The Birds of Florida by R. Bansemer and B. Renc
Audubon's Birds by John James Audubon
Audubon's Great National Work The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America by R Tyler (Ed.)
The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds by J.K. Terres (Ed.)
Audubon Society Master Guide to Birding, Volume 1 Loons to Sandpipers by John Farrand Jr (Ed.)
Audubon Society Master Guide to Birding, Volume 2 Gulls to Dippers by John Farrand Jr (Ed.)
Audubon Society Master Guide to Birding, Volume 3 Old World Warblers to Sparrows by John Farrand Jr (Ed.)
Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Birds of North America: Eastern Region by Kenn Kaufman and John Farrand
Autumn Land-Bird Migration on the Barrier Islands of Northeastern North Carolina by P.W. Sykes
The Avifauna of Central Northeast Greenland 73 deg 15'N - 74 deg 05'N by M. Elander and S. Blomqvist
Birds of Algonquin Legend by R.E. Nichols
The Birds of British Columbia, Volume 1 Non-Passerines: Introduction, Loons Through Waterfowl by R. Wayne Campbell et al.
The Birds of British Columbia, Volume 2 Nonpasserines: Diurnal Birds of Prey Through Woodpeckers by R. Wayne Campbell et al.
The Birds of British Columbia, Volume 3 Passerines (Flycatchers through Vireos) by R. Wayne Campbell et al.
Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains A Guide for the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains, Shenandoah National Park, and Neighboring Areas by M.B. Simpson
Birds of the Carolinas by E. Potter, J. Parnell and R. Teulings
Birds of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest Coast by Nancy Baron and John Acorn
Birds of the Canadian Rockies by G. Scotter, T. Ulrich and E. Jones
Birds of the Central Rockies by J. Wassink
Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America by J. Cassin
The Birdlife of Florida by H.M. Stevenson and B.H. Anderson
Birds of Forest, Yard, and Thicket by John Eastman
The Birders Handbook A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds by P. Ehrlich, D. Dobkin and D. Wheye
Birds of Houston by B.C. Robison
The Birds of Illinois by H.D. Bohle
Birds of Indianapolis A Guide to the Region by C.E. Keller and T.C. Keller
The Birds of Indiana by R.E. Mumford and C.E. Keller
Birds of an Iowa Dooryard by Althea R. Sherman
The Birds of Kentucky by Burt L. Monroe
Birds in Kansas, Volume 1 Non-Passerines by M. Thompson and C. Ely
Birds in Kansas, Volume 2 Passerines by M. Thompson and C. Ely
Birds of the Lower Colorado River Valley by K.V. Rosenberg
Birds of Lake, Pond and Marsh Water and Wetland Birds of Eastern North America by John Eastman
The Birds of the Ligonier Valley by R.C. Leberman
The Birds of Michigan by J. Granlund et al.
Birds in Minnesota by R.B. Janssen
Birds of Missouri Their Distribution and Abundance by M.B. Robbins and D.A. Easterlea
Birds of Montserrat by A. Siegel
Birds of the Northeast by Winston Williams
The Birds of North America: 9 Volumes by A. Poole and F. Gill (Eds)
Birds of the North Gulf Coast - Prince William Sound Region, Alaska by M.E. Isleib and B. Kessel
Birds of the Northern Rockies by T.J. Ulrich
Birds of Nova Scotia by Robie W. Tufts
Birds of Northeastern Utah by W.H. Behle
Birds of Oregon Status and Distribution by J. Gilligan et al. (Eds)
The Birds of Ohio by B.G. Peterjohn
The Birds of Pennsylvania by Gerald M McWilliams, Daniel W. Brauning and Kenn Kaufman
Birds of the Pacific Northwest Coast A Field Guide to Common Birds of the Pacific Northwest Coast by Nancy Baron and John Acorn
The Birds of the Pacific Northwest Mountains The Cascade Range, The Olympic Mountains, the Insular Range, and the Coast Mountains by J.L. Wassink
Birds of the Rocky Mountains A Field Guide to Common Birds of the Rocky Mountains by Chris Fisher
Birds of the Rocky Mountains With Particular Reference to National Parks in the Northern Rocky Mountain Range by Paul A. Johnsgard
The Birder's Sourcebook A Compendium of Essential Birding Information by S. Buff
Birds of the South Permanent and Winter Birds by Charlotte Hilton Green and Eloise F Potter
The Birds of South Dakota by D. Tallman
The Birds of the Seward Peninsula, Alaska by B. Kessel
Birds of the Sea, Shore and Tundra by T. Cross
Birds of Texas: A Field Guide by J.H. Rappole and G.W. Blacklock
Birds of Wisconsin by O.J. Gromme
The Birds of Winter by K. Harrison and G. Harrison
Bird Watch by B. Littlehales
The Birds of Washtenaw County, Michigan by M.A. Kielb, J.M. Swales and R. Wolinski
The Birds of Western Pennsylvania and Adjacent Regions by Robert C. Leberman
Birds Worth Watching by George Miksch Sutton
Birds of Yosemite and the East Slope by D. Gaines
The Breeding Bird Atlas of Ohio by B.G. Peterjohn and D.L. Rice
Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Southern Quebec by Jean Gauthier and Yves Aubry (Eds)
Birds of Calgary by R. Bovey
Birds of Edmonton by R. Bovey
Birds of Ottawa and Vicinity by Gerald McKeating
Birds of Toronto and Vicinity by Gerald McKeating
Birds of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland by Robin Bovey and Wayne Campbell
Birds of Victoria and Vicinity by Robin Bovey, Wayne Campbell and Bryan Gates
Catesby's Birds of Colonial America by Alan Feduccia (Ed.)
Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas by Hugh E. Kingery (Ed.)
Compact Guide to Birds of the Rockies by G. Holroyd and H. Coneybeare


Connecticut Birds by J.D. Zeranski and T.R. Baptist
The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird by June Osborne
The Wood Warblers An Introductory Guide by Barth Schorre
Birds of the Trans-Pecos by Jim Peterson and Barry R. Zimmer
The Dictionary of American Bird Names by Ernest A. Choate
The Distribution of the Birds of California by Joseph Grinnell and Alden H. Miller
Distributions of Oklahoma Birds by D.S. Wood and G.D. Schnell
Discovering Sierra Birds by E.C. Beedy and S.L. Granholm
Ducks, Geese and Swans of North America by Frank C. Bellrose
Eastern Birds: An Audubon Handbook by J. Farrand
Eastern Birds: A Guide to Field Identification of North American Species by J. Coe
Field Guide to Alberta Birds by W. Bruce McGillivray and Glen Semenchuk
A Field Guide to Birds of the Big Bend by R.H. Wauer
A Field Guide to Little-Known and Seldom-Seen Birds of North America by B. Sill, C. Sill and J. Sill
Field Guide Nests Eggs Nestlings North American Birds by Harrison
Florida's Birds: A Handbook and Reference by H.W. Kale and D.S. Maehr
Florida Bird Species An Annotated CHecklist by W.B. Robertson and G.E. Woolfenden
Florida's Fabulous Birds: Land Birds by W. Williams
Florida's Fabulous Waterbirds by W. Williams
French Nomenclature of North American Birds H Ouellet, M Gosselin and J-P Artigau
Grand Canyon Birds by T. Brown et al.
Guide to the Birds of Alaska by Robert H. Armstrong
A Guide to the Common Birds of Cape Cod by Peter Trull
A Guide to the Nests, Eggs and Nestlings of North American Birds by Paul J. Baicich and Colin J.O. Harrison
A Field Guide to Birds of the Desert Southwest by Barbara L. Davis
Handbook for Atlasing American Breeding Birds by C.R. Smith (Ed.)
Hummers: Hummingbirds of North America by Millie Miller and Cyndi Nelson
The Hummingbirds of North America by Paul A. Johnsgard
Hummingbirds of North America Attracting, Feeding, and Photographing by D. True
Identification Guide to North American Birds: Part 1 by Peter Pyle
An Introduction to Northern California Birds by H. Clarke
Iowa Birdlife by G. Black
The Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas by Laura Spess Jackson, Carol A. Thompson, James J. Dinsmore and Alan Hutchinson
The Known Birds of North and Middle America, Part 1: Hirundinidae to Mimidae; Certhiidae by A. Phillips
The Known Birds of North and Middle America, Part 2: Bombycillidae; Sylviidae to Sturnidae; Vireonidae by A.R. Phillips
Land Manager's Guide to the Birds of the South by P.B. Hamel
Long-Legged Wading Birds of the North American Wetlands by M. Riegner
A Manual for the Identification of the Birds of Minnesota and Neighboring States by Thomas S. Roberts
The Marin County Breeding Bird Atlas A Distributional and Natural History of Coastal California Birds by W.D. Shuford
Birds of the Great Basin A Natural History by F.A. Ryser
Les Meilleurs Sites d'Observation des Oiseaux des Québec by N. David
Migratory Shore and Upland Game Bird Management in North America by T.C. Tacha and C.E. Braun (Eds)
Monterey Birds by D. Roberson
Birds of Massachusetts by Richard R. Veit and Wayne R. Petersen
Nebraska Birds Breeding Status and Distribution by J.E. Ducey
Newfoundland Birds: Exploitation, Study, Conservation by W.A. Montevecchi and L.M. Tuck
North American Wading Birds by John Netherton
Birds of the Adirondacks A Field Guide by Alan Bessette and William K. Chapman
Ocean Birds of the Nearshore Pacific A Guide for the Sea-Going Naturalist by R. Stallcup
Oklahoma Bird Life by F. Baumgartner and A.M. Baumgartner
Oklahoma Ornithology: An Annotated Bibliography by J.A. Grzybowski and G.D. Schnell
Ontario Birds by Chris Fisher
A Distributional Survey of the Birds of the Mexican State of Oaxaca by Laurence C. Binford
Field Guide to Advanced Birding by Kenn Kaufman
A Field Guide to the Birds of Texas by R.T. Peterson
A Field Guide to Western Birds' Nests (North America) Of 520 Species Found Breeding in the United States West of the Mississippi River by Hal H. Harrison
Photographs of Birds of America by Allan Cruickshank
Birds of Delaware by Gene K. Hess, Richard L. West, Maurice V. Barnhill and Lorraine M. Fleming
Rare and Endangered Biota of Florida, Volume 2: Birds by H.W. Kale (Ed.)
Rare and Endangered Biota of Florida, Volume 5: Birds by James A. Rodgers, Herbert W. Kale and Henry T. Smith (Eds)
Southern Illinois Birds An Annotated List and Site Guide by Douglas W. Robinson
Species Taxa of North American Birds A Contribution to Comparative Systematics by Ernst Mayr and Lester Short
The Status, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Birds of the North Pacific Special Publication, Canadian Wildlife Service by K. Vermeer (Ed.)
The Summer Atlas of North American Birds by J. Price, S. Droege and A. Price
Birds of San Francisco and the Bay Area by Chris C. Fisher and Joseph Morlan
Birds of Seattle and Puget Sound by Chris C. Fisher
The Visitor's Guide to the Birds of the Rocky Mountain National Parks United States and Canada by R. Wauer
Watchable Birds of the Rocky Mountains by M.T. Gray and W. Lee
Watchable Birds of the Southwest by Mary Taylor Gray
Wyoming Birds by J.L. Dorn and RD Dorn

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Birding


Threatened Birds of the Americas The ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book, Part 2 by N.J. Collar et al
Treasury of North American Birdlore by P.S. Eriksson and A. Pistorius (Eds)
A Birder's Guide to Arkansas by Mel White
A Birder's Guide to Colorado by Harold R. Holt
A Birder's Guide to Churchill, Manitoba by B. Chartier
A Birder's Guide to the Coast of Maine by James A. Lane
A Birder's Guide to Florida by W Pranty
A Birder's Guide to Idaho by Dan Svingen and Kas Dumrose (Eds)
A Birder's Guide to North Dakota by K.J. Zimmer
A Birder's Guide to New Hampshire by Alan Delorey (Ed.)
A Birder's Guide to the Rio Grande Valley by Mark W. Lockwood, William B. McKinney, James N. Paton and Barry R. Zimmer
New Mexico Bird Finding Guide by D.A. Zimmerman, M.A. Zimmerman and J.N. Durrie (Eds)
A Birder's Guide to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas HR Holt
Guide to Bird Finding in Washington by T.R. Wahl and D.R. Paulson
A Guide to Bird-Finding West of the Mississippi by O.S. Pettingill
A Guide to Bird Finding East of the Mississippi by O.S. Pettingill
A Birder's Guide to Southeastern Arizona by R.C. Taylor
A Birder's Guide to Southern California by Brad Schram
A Birder's Guide to the Texas Coast by Harold R. Holt
A Birder's Guide to Wyoming by O.K. Scott
ABA Birdfinding Guide by Priscila Tucker (Ed.)
ABA Checklist Birds of the Continental United States and Canada by American Birding Association
ABA Checklist Birds of Mexico by B. Principe
ABA Field-List of the Birds of Mexico by D. Delaney
ABA Trip List for North American Birds by Alaska's Birds
America's 100 Most Wanted Birds Finding the Rarest Regularly Occurring Birds in the Lower 48 States
Birdfinder: A Birder's Guide to Planning North American Trips by Jerry A. Cooper
Birding Cape Cod The Birds of Cape May by D. Sibley
Birding Crane River: Nebraska's Platte by G.R. Lingle
A Bird Finding Guide to Alaska by Nick Lethaby
A Bird-Finding Guide to Canada by J.C. Finley (Ed.)
A Bird-Finding Guide to Ontario by C.E. Goodwin
Bird Finding in New England by R.K. Walton
Birdfinding in Forty National Forests and Grasslands by W.J. Boyle and R.H.Wauer
Birding the Front Range: A Guide to Seasonal Highlights by R. Folzenlogen
Birder's Guide to Alabama and Mississippi by R. Vaughan
The Birder's Guide to Bed and Breakfasts United States and Canada by P. Van Hulsteyn
A Birder's Guide to British Columbia A Walking Guide to Bird Watching Sites by Keith Taylor
A Birder's Guide to Coastal North Carolina by J.O. Fussell
A Birder's Guide to the Cincinnati Tristate by R. Folzenlogen
A Birdwatching Guide to Florida by Derek Moore
A Birder's Guide to Georgia by Joel R. Hitt and Kenneth Turner Blackshaw (Eds)
A Birder's Guide to the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska by G.C. West
A Birder's Guide to the Lompac Valley by Gene Lynch
A Birder's Guide to Minnesota by K. Eckert
The Birder's Guide to Montana by T. McEneaney
A Birders Guide to Mexico by D. Sargeant
Birder's Guide to Northern California by LoLo Westrich and Jim Westrich
A Birder's Guide to Pennsylvania by Paula Ford
A Birder's Guide to Point Pelee (and surrounding region) by Tom Hince
Birder's Guide to Texas by Edward A. Kutac
Birds of Grand Teton National Park and the Surrounding Area by B. Raynes
A Birdfinding Guide to the Toronto Region by Clive A. Goodwin
A Birder's Guide to Vancouver Island by K. Taylor
Birder's Guide to Washington by Diann MacRae
The Birder's Journal by M. Baughman
Birds in Jeopardy The Imperiled and Extinct Birds of the United States and Canada, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico by P.R. Ehrlich, D.S. Dobkin and D. Wheye
Birding Minnesota by Jay Michael Strangis
Birding Northern California by John Kemper
Birding Northern California by Jean Richmond
Birding in Ohio by T. Thomson
Birding in Seattle and King County by E.S. Hunn
A Bird Watcher's Guide to Mexico by M.L. Wheeler
Birding in the West Indies by Steve Smith
Chasing Warblers by Vera Thornton and Bob Thornton
Finding Birds on the Central Texas Coast by Mark Elwonger
Finding Birds in the National Capital Area by C. Wilds
Finding Birds in South Carolina by R.M. Carter
The Habitat Guide to Birding: A Guide to Birding East of the Rockies by T.P. McElroy
National Geographic Guide to Birdwatching Sites: Western US by Mel White
West Virginia Birds: Distribution and Ecology by G.A. Hall
Where the Birds Are A Guide to All 50 States and Canada by John Oliver Jones
Where to Watch Birds in Mexico by Steve N.G. Howell
Wisconsin Birds A Seasonal and Geographical Guide by Stanley A. Temple, John R. Cary and Robert E. Rolley
Birding in Atlantic Canada: Acadia by R. Burrows
Birding in Atlantic Canada: Newfoundland by R. Burrows
Birding in Atlantic Canada: Nova Scotia by R. Burrows
Birding at the Bottom of the Bay by Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society (Eds)
A Bibliography of British Columbia Ornithology, Volume 1 by R.W. Campbell et al.
A Bibliography of British Columbia Ornithology, Volume 2 by R.W. Campbell et al.
Bird Walks in Rhode Island by A.J. Fry

 

 

Checklists

An Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Tennessee by J.C. Robinson
The AOU Checklist of North American Birds The Species of Birds of North America from the Arctic through Panama, Including the West Indies by American Ornithologists' Union
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of USA and Canada by D. Sargeant
Birds of North America: Taxonomic List and Index of French, English and Scientific Names by M. Giroux
Checklist of British Columbia Birds by Keith Taylor
Checklist of the Birds of North America, Including Middle America, the West Indies, and Hawaii by B. Swift
Checklist of Vancouver Island Birds by Keith Taylor
Colorado Birds A Reference to their Distribution and Habitat by R. Andrews and R. Righter
An Annotated Checklist to the Birds of Greenland by D. Boertmann
Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Ontario by R.D. James
Virginia's Birdlife An Annotated Checklist by T. Kain (Ed.)






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