This book is the only complete identification guide to West Indian birds from Grand Bahama Island in the North to Granada in the South – a tropical north avifaunal region which includes such species as the tiny Bee Hummingbird (only 2 ½ inches long), parrots, honey-creepers and toadies. For every species (except vagrants, rare winter visitors or transients, listed on pp. 240-3) there are notes on diagnostic characters, local names, voice, habitat, nidification and range. Eighty are illustrated by Don Eckelberry, 56 by Arthur Singer and 186 Black and White by Earl Poole. This book was enlarged to include Arthur Signer’s extra plates and the text has been revised again for this edition. This illustrated guide will be a great boon to professional and amateur even traveler with the most casual interest in birds. Mr. Bond’s volume is intended for quick reference and is planned to enable the birds of the West Indian islands to be identified with the minimum of trouble and minimum of description. For purposes of identification the plates in this volume could not be bettered.