Books about Birds

South 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 the West Indies A Guide to the Species of Birds that Inhabit the Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles and Bahama Islands by James Bond
The Birds of St Lucia, West Indies by Allan R. Keith
Birds of Trinidad and Tobago by R. French
Birds of the West Indies by Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando Garrido, Allan Keith and Janis Raffaele
Collins Field Guide: Birds of the West Indies by James Bond
Collins Illustrated Checklist: Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica by Martín R de la Peña and Maurice Rumboll
Common Birds of Amazonian Ecuador A Guide for the Wide-eyed Ecotourist by Chris Canaday and Lou Jost
A Field Guide to the Birds of the Galapagos by M. Harris
A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador by Ernest Preston Edwards
Field Guide to the Birds of Northern South America by Robin Restall and Miguel Lentino
Guía de Aves de Costa Rica by F.G. Stiles and Alexander F. Skutch
A Guide to the Birds of Colombia S. Hilty and W.L. Brown
A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica by F.G. Stiles and Alexander F. Skutch
Guide to the Birds of the Falkland Islands by R.W. Woods
A Guide to the Birds of the Galapagos Islands by Isabel Castro and Antonia Phillips
A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America by Steve N.G. Howell and Sophie Webb
A Guide to the Birds of Peru by James F. Clements and Eustace Barnes
A Guide to the Birds of Panama with Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras by R.A. Ridgely and J.A. Gwynne
A Guide to the Birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by Herbert A. Raffaele
A Guide to the Birds of South America R.M. De Schauensee
A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago by R. ffrench
A Guide to the Birds of Venezuela by R.M. De Schauensee and W.H. Phelps

 

 


A Guide to Bird-Watching in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands by Brinley J Best, Tom Heijnen and Robert S R Williams
Birds of the Republic of Panama: Volume 1 Tinamidae (Tinamous) to Rynchopidae (Skimmers) by A. Wetmore
The Birds of the Republic of Panama: Volume 2 Columbidae (Pigeons) to Picidae (Woodpeckers) by A. Wetmore
Birds of the Republic of Panama: Volume 3 Passeriformes: Dendrocolaptidae (Woodcreepers) to Oxyruncidae (Sharpbills) by A. Wetmore
The Birds of Suriname by Francois Haverschmidt and G.F. Mees
The Birds of South America: Volume 1 - The Oscine Passerines by Robert S. Ridgely and Guy Tudor
The Birds of South America: Volume 2 - The Suboscine Passerines by Robert S. Ridgely and Guy Tudor
The Birds of South America: Volume 3 - The Nonpasserines: Landbirds by Robert S. Ridgely and Guy Tudor
The Birds of South America: Volume 4 - The Nonpasserines: Waterbirds by Robert S. Ridgely and Guy Tudor
Birds of Southwestern Brazil Catalogue and Guide to the Birds of the Pantanal of Mato Grosso and its Border Area by B. Dubs
Guia de Campo de las Aves de Chile (Field Guide to the Birds of Chile) by Braulio Araya and Guillermo Millie Holman
Guia Para la Identificacion de las Aves de Argentina y Uruguay by T. Narosky and D. Yzurieta
An Introduction to the Birds of Guyana by B. Singh
Todas as Aves do Brasil (All the Birds of Brazil) Guia de Campo Para Identifacao by Deodato Souza
Trogons, Laughing Falcons, and Other Neotropical Birds by Alexander F. Skutch
Birds of the High Andes A Manual to the Birds of the Temperate Zone of the Andes and Patagonia, South America by N. Krabbe
Birds of Jamaica F. Bernal
Birds of Jamaica A Photographic Field Guide by A. Downer and R. Sutton
The Birds of Junglaven, Venezuela D. Sargeant
The Birds of Chile: A Field Guide by Braulo Araya and Sharon Chester
Birds of the Cayman Islands by Patricia Bradley
Birds of Chile: Illustrated in Colour (Aves de Chile) by Sharon R. Chester
Las Aves de Puerto Rico by Virgilio Biaggi
Aves Silvestris: Minas Gerais by M.A. de Andrade
Aves de Tierra del Fuego y Cabo de Hornes Guia de Campo by R Clark
Birds of Argentina and Uruguay A Field Guide by T. Narosky and D. Yzurieta
Aves Brasilieras, Volume 1 by JohanDalgas Frisch
Aves de Colombia by Lucia Jaramillio de Olarte
Aves de Carajás/Birds from Carajás by Luís Carlos Nepomuceno et al.
Aves de Costanera Sur y Ciudad de Buenos Aires by T. Narosky, D. Yzurieta and C. Henschke
Aves de la Isla de Cuba by Juan Lembeye
100 Birds of Belize by Carolyn Miller
100 Common Birds of the Yucatan Peninsula by Barbara MacKinnon and Vda de Montes
Atlas of Breeding Birds of the Falkland Islands by Robin Woods and Anne Woods
Atlas of Neartic Shorebirds on the Coast of South America, Volume 1 by R.I.G. Morrison and R.K. Ross
Atlas of Neartic Shorebirds on the Coast of South America, Volume 2 by R.I.G. Morrison and R.K. Ross
Atlas Ornitogeografico de la Provincia de Corrientes by J. Contreras et al. (Eds)
Atlas Ornitogeografico de la Provincia del Chaco 1: No Passeriformes by J. Contreras (Ed.)
Birds of Trinidad and Tobago: A Photographic Atlas by Russell Barrow
Birds of Venezuela Photographs, Sounds and Distributions by Peter Boesman

 

 

 

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El Libro Rojo de la Fauna Silvestre del Peru (Red Book of the Wild Fauna of Peru) by Victor Pulido
The Threatened Birds of the Sozoranga Region, Southwest Ecuador by B.J. Best and C.T. Clarke
Key Areas for Threatened Birds in the Neotropics by D.C. Wege and A.J. Long
The Conservation of Southern Ecuador's Threatened Avifauna Final Report of the Amaluza Projects, 1990-1991 by R.S.R. Williams and J.A. Tobias (Eds)
Endangered and Endemic Birds of the Dominican Republic by A. Dod
A Birder's West Indies, An Island-by-Island Tour by Roland H Wauer
A Guide to Birdwatching [in Dominica] by Peter G.H. Evans and Arlington James
Birding in Venezuela by Mary Lou Goodwin
Birding Venezuela 1995 by Bruce C Forrester
Birding Venezuela 1996 by Bruce A Forrester
Birding Mexico A Guide to Selected Sites by J. Curson
The Encyclopaedia of Amazon Parrots by K. Bosch
The Essential Guide to Birding in Chile by M. Pearman
Birding in Cuba by S.C. Sulley and M.E. Sulley
Birding Ecuador by Clive Green
A Parrot Without a Name The Search for the Last Unknown Birds on Earth by D. Stap
Site Guides: Costa Rica A Guide to the Best Birding Locations by D.W. Rogers
Site Guides: Costa Rica and Panama The Best Birding Locations by Dennis W. Rogers
Site Guides: La Ruta Maya A Guide to the Best Birding Locations of The Yucatan, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador by Dennis W. Rogers
Site Guides: Venezuela A Guide to the Best Birding Locations by D.W. Rogers
Travel and Site Guide to Birds of Costa Rica With Side Trips to Panama and Nicaragua Aaron D Sekerak
Where to Watch Birds in South America by Nigel Wheatley
A Birder's Guide to the Bahama Islands (Including Turks and Caicos) by Anthony W. White
A Birders Guide to Bahia, North-Eastern Brazil by D. Sargeant and J. Wall
A Birders Guide to Costa Rica by D. Sargeant
A Birder's Guide to Costa Rica by K. Taylor
A Birder's Guide to Explorer's Inn by Simon Allen
A Birders Guide to the Lesser Antilles by Dave Sargeant
A Birder's Guide to Mindo, Ecuador by Simon Allen
A Birders Guide to Panama Specialities and Less-Visited Sites by Dave Sargeant (Ed.)
A Birders Guide to Travel in Argentina by N. Gardner and D. Gardner
A Birder's Guide to Travel in Peru by N. Gardner
The Birder's Guide to Trinidad and Tobago by W.L. Murphy
A Birders Guide to Venezuela by D. Sargeant

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Checklists


An Annotated Checklist of Peruvian Birds by Theodore A. Parker, Susan Allen Parker and Manuel A. Plenge
An Annotated List of the Birds of Bolivia by J.V. Remsen and M.A. Taylor
An Annotated List of the Birds of Mainland Ecuador by R. Ridgely, P. Greenfield and M. Guerrero
Las Aves de la Provincia de Buenos Aires: Distribucion y Status by T. Narosky and A. Di Giacomo
Aves de la Provincia de San Luís (Argentina) Lista y Distribución by M.M.N. Romanella
Birdlist of Bolivia by Asociación ARMONIA
Birding Brazil: A Checklist and Site Guide by B.C. Forrester
Birds of the Southern Bahamas An Annotated Checklist by Donald W. Buden
The Birds of Brazil: Field Checklist by Russell Rogers
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of Chile by Dave Sargeant
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of Costa Rica by D. Sargeant
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of Ecuador D. Sargeant
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of Guatemala by Dave Sargeant
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of Mexico by Dave Sargeant (Ed.)
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of Panama by Dave Sargeant
A Birders Checklist of the Birds of the West Indies by Dave Sargeant
A Birders Field Checklist of the Birds of Argentina by Dave Sargeant
A Birders Field Checklist of the Birds of Brazil by D. Sargeant
A Birders Field Checklist of the Birds of Belize by Dave Sargeant
A Birder's Field Checklist of the Birds of Jamaica by Catherine Levy and Horace Loftin
A Birder's Field Checklist of the Birds of the Lesser Antilles by A.R. Keith and H. Loftin A
Birder's Field Checklist of the Birds of Panama D. Engleman and H. Loftin
A Birder's Field Checklist of the Birds of Paraguay by F. Hayes, P. Scharf and S. Loftin
A Birders Field Checklist of the Birds of Venezuela by D. Sargeant
A Birder's Field Checklist to the Birds of the Yucatan Peninsula by H. Loftin
Birds of Podocarpus National Park: An Annotated Checklist Aves del Parque Nacional Podocarpus: Una Lista Anotada by J.F. Rasmussen and C. Rahbek
Lista de las Aves de Panamá (Checklist of the Birds of Panamá), Volume 1: Ciudad de Panamá y Alrededores by Dodge Engleman, George Angehr, Lorna Engleman and María Allen
Lista de las Aves de Panamá (Checklist of the Birds of Panamá), Volume 2: Oeste de Panamá by Dodge Engleman, George Angehr, Lorna Engleman and María Allen
Lista de las Aves de Panamá (Checklist of the Birds of Panamá), Volume 3: Este de Panamá by Dodge Engleman, George Angehr, Lorna Engleman and María Allen
Regional Checklist of Costa Rica Birds by K. Taylor
Aves Argentinas - Lista y Distribucion by Martin Rodolfo de la Pena
Argentina: World Map for Argentina Field Checklist of the Birds of Guatemala by H. Loftin
Field Checklist of the Birds of Honduras by Dennis Beall
Field Check-List to the Birds of Argentina by R. Straneck and G. Carrizo
The Birds of Tikal An Annotated Checklist for Tikal National Park and Peten, Guatemala by R.A. Beavers
The Birds of Amacayacu National Park, Colombia An Annotated Checklist by M. Kelsey, P. Cotton, A. Tye and H. Tye
A Checklist of the Birds of Belize by D.S. Wood, R.C. Leberman and D. Weyer
Checklist of the Birds of Chile by Steve Howell
A Checklist of the Birds of Mexico by Steve N.G. Howell (Ed)
Checklist of the Birds of Northern South America by Clemencia Rodner, Robin Restall and Miguel Lentino
Checklist of the Birds of South America by A. Altman and B. Swift
Checklist of Birds of Trinidad and Tobago by W.L. Murphy

 

 

 

 

 

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