My Bird Books
This is a list of bird books that I own with some comments about each.
A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali: The Greater Sunda Islands – A very useful, if slightly bulky, field guide to this region.
A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand – Craig Robson’s field guide to the birds of Thailand.
Birds Britannica – A very interesting discourse on birds in British culture.
Blokes and Birds – A collection of amusing birdwatching anecdotes.
Collins Bird Guide – Probably the best field guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe.
Guide to the Birds of Thailand – Lekagul and Round’s ground-breaking field guide to the birds of Thailand.
Munias and Mannikins – A wonderful book on the behaviour and ecology of munias and mannikins in the wild and in captivity.
Pocket Guide to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent - An excellent pocket-sized field guide to the birds of this region.
Shorebirds: An Identification Guide to the Waders of the World – An excellent identification guide to the waders of the world.
The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds – A very nice, pocket-sized field guide to Australian birds with distribution maps.
Starlings and Mynas – The Helm guide to this family of birds with excellent illustrations and distribution maps.
Stonechats – Superb Helm guide to the stonechats of the world, including ecology and regional subspecies.
The Life of Birds – The book that goes with the excellent BBC television series of the same name.