Birds of New Guinea: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides)

Birds of New Guinea: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides)

Birds of New Guinea: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides)

$27.98
Birds of New Guinea: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides)
65.76

Portability

5/10

    Quality

    9/10

      Features

      5/10

        Usability

        6/10

          Completeness

          8/10

            Pros

            • classic guide, newly updated
            • layout is clear and easy to navigate
            • illustrations are excellent and depict most major plumages
            • species text is full of natural history and other detail

            Cons

            • a bit on the heavy side
            • some flipping is required to navigate
            • doesn’t provide full coverage for all vagrants to the area

            “Now Pratt and Beehler have prepared a brand-new second edition, for all intents and purposes a completely new production that is essential to anyone with even the remotest interest in the continental island of New Guinea and its satellites.”

            A New Look at New Guinea
            August 30, 2017
            David Bishop (Birding Book Reviews)


            • “A classic guide, newly updated. The only serious modern guide to this area. The authors have a deep and broad field experience in the region as scientists, conservationists and guides.”
            • “There are many great things about this guide, especially: The layout is clear and easy to navigate; the illustrations are excellent and depict most major plumages; species text is full of natural history and other detail.”
            • “The cons are that it’s a bit on the heavy side; some flipping is required to navigate from the plates to the full text for each species. Also it doesn’t provide full coverage for all vagrants to the area. However, these limitations are relatively minor relative to its strengths.”
            • “This new edition of Birds of New Guinea is the only guide to cover all 780 bird species reported in the area, including a staggering 366 endemics.”
            • “Anyone who picks up a copy of this wonderful field guide is certain to quickly realize that Birds of New Guinea remains an indispensable field guide to the birds of this extraordinary region. As such, it is a must-have book for anyone interested in the birds of Papua New Guinea, West Papua, or Indonesia.”

            Birds of New Guinea (Second Edition)
            January 25, 2015
            (The Birder’s Library)


            Publisher’s Description:

            With a rich variety of stunning avifauna, Mexico provides the first taste of the Neotropics for many birders. At last here is a guide to Mexico’s best birdwatching sites, from Baja California to the Yucatan Peninsula. Steve N. G. Howell, coauthor of the widely acclaimed A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America, has selected over 100 sites where birders may see more than 950 species, including virtually all of the endemics and regional specialties. Useful for both the business traveler in Mexico City with only a morning to spare and the serious birder planning a three-month trip across the country, this indispensable book tells where to go and what to look for.* covers all of Mexico and includes all of the top birding spots.* presents key information on over 100 sites, where more than 950 bird species can be seen.* provides lists of the birds at the most popular sites.* gives general information about each region of the country, along with a map showing the location of its sites; additional maps show greater detail at selected sites.* supplies listings of all endemics and sought-after species with key sites where they can be seen.* includes advice on how best to find and view birds.* suggests itineraries for birding holidays.* offers valuable tips on travel and birdwatching in Mexico.

            Comments

            1. Portability

              3.00

              Quality

              8.60

              Features

              8.30

              Usability

              6.60

              Completeness

              7.90

              A very impressive book, with detailed Species Accounts separate from the notes/plates.

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