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 Flight – Behrens, Ken & Cameron Cox
Albatrosses and Petrels Across the World – Brooke, 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 Guide – Curson, Jon & David Quinn, David Beadle
A Field Guide to Warblers of North America – Dunn, Jon & Kimball Garrett
Antpittas and Gnateaters: Helm Identification Guide – Greeney, Harold & David Beadle
Birds-of-Paradise and Bowerbirds: An Identification Guide – Gregory, Phil & Richard Allen
Hummingbirds of North America: The Photographic Guide – Howell, Steve N.G.
Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide – Howell, Steve N.G.
Peterson Reference Guide to Gulls of the Americas – Howell, Steve N.G. & Jon Dunn
Oceanic Birds of the World: A Photo Guide – Howell, Steve N.G. & Kirk Zufelt
Hawks at a Distance: Identification of Migrant Raptors – Liguori, Jerry
Hawks From Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors in Flight – Liguori, Jerry
The Shorebird Guide – O’Brien, Michael, & Richard Crossley, Kevin Karlson
Gulls of the World: A Photographic Guide – Olsen, Klaus Malling
Terns of Europe & North America – Olsen, Klaus Malling & Hans Larsson
Chamberlain’s LBJs: The Definitive Guide to Southern Africa’s Little Brown Jobs – Peacock, Faansie
Chamberlain’s Waders: The Definitive Guide to Southern Africa’s Shorebirds – Peacock, Faansie
Waterfowl of North America, Europe, & Asia – Reeber, Sebastian
The Warbler Guide – Stephenson, Tom & Scott Whittle
Birds of Prey of the West – Wheeler, Brian K.
A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America – Williamson, Sheri
Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America – Wright, Rick