Birding Book Club: All of a Family

September 10, 2020

It’s time for the American Birding Podcast Birding Book Club and host Nate Swick welcomes bird media reviewers Frank Izaguirre from the ABA’s Birding magazine and Donna Schulman from the website 10,000 Birds to talk family specific guides. What are those, you might ask. We’ll chat about identification guides or reference books that focus specifically on one group of birds, frequently, though not always strictly speaking, a family as defined taxonomically. Shorebirds, warblers, raptors, and birds-of-paradise are on the agenda.

Thanks to Buteo Books for sponsoring this episode. You can find every one of these titles at their online store and ABA members receive at 10% discount on every purchase.

Books discussed in this episode:

Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching: Eastern Waterbirds in FlightBehrens, Ken & Cameron Cox

Albatrosses and Petrels Across the WorldBrooke, Michael & John Cox

The Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl – Crossley, Richard & Paul Baicich, Jesse Barry

The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors – Crossley, Richard & Jerry Ligouri, Brian Sullivan

Warblers of the Americas: An Identification GuideCurson, Jon & David Quinn, David Beadle

A Field Guide to Warblers of North America – Dunn, Jon & Kimball Garrett

Antpittas and Gnateaters: Helm Identification GuideGreeney, Harold & David Beadle

Birds-of-Paradise and Bowerbirds: An Identification GuideGregory, Phil & Richard Allen

Hummingbirds of North America: The Photographic GuideHowell, Steve N.G.

Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic GuideHowell, Steve N.G.

Peterson Reference Guide to Gulls of the AmericasHowell, Steve N.G. & Jon Dunn

Oceanic Birds of the World: A Photo GuideHowell, Steve N.G. & Kirk Zufelt

Hawks at a Distance: Identification of Migrant Raptors – Liguori, Jerry

Hawks From Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors in FlightLiguori, Jerry

The Shorebird Guide – O’Brien, Michael, & Richard Crossley, Kevin Karlson

Gulls of the World: A Photographic GuideOlsen, Klaus Malling

Terns of Europe & North AmericaOlsen, Klaus Malling & Hans Larsson

Chamberlain’s LBJs: The Definitive Guide to Southern Africa’s Little Brown JobsPeacock, Faansie

Chamberlain’s Waders: The Definitive Guide to Southern Africa’s ShorebirdsPeacock, Faansie

Waterfowl of North America, Europe, & AsiaReeber, Sebastian

The Warbler Guide – Stephenson, Tom & Scott Whittle

Birds of Prey of the WestWheeler, Brian K.

A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North AmericaWilliamson, Sheri

Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North AmericaWright, Rick

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