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If you have a bird book you find good or bad and you would like to tell us about it please contact (Keith @ WorldBirds)
I am using the following books for reference:

Field Guide to the Birds of Western Africa Nik Borrow & Ron Demey

Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa. Simply the best Book on the subject. Pact full of info.  

Birds of Southern Africa. Longmans

Newmans Birds of Southern Africa Good images concise information, useful checklist.

Birds of East Africa by Terry Stevenson & John Fanshane.

Illustrated by Brian Small John Gale, Norman Arlott all rights reserved   Useful info and superb illustrations,

The cuckoos The Cuckoos by Robert B Payne Brilliant source of information and a great help with this web site.

Howell and Webb A Guide to the birds of Mexico and Northern Central America. An excellent book but a lot of birds are not illustrated.

Peterson Field Guides Mexican Birds another great book wonderful illustrations some species not covered.

A field Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Krys Kazmierczak  A very useful book well illustrated by Ber van Perlo
Simpson & Day Field Guide to the Birds of Australia  Very concise Good illustrations Example and lots of info. Superb book on a vast number of birds.
Collins Bird Guide Didn't think I needed a new British field Guide but this is very useful. A lot more info than most bird guides pictures are of good quality. European Birds. Great for ID  Example
 

Birds of South East Asia New Holland Craig Robson. Well illustrated and plenty of info.

USA  Birds of Eastern North America & Birds of Western by David Sibley A lot of understandable duplication.   Illustrations images and info all good and very useful.

A Pocket Guide to Hawai'i's Birds Photos by Jack Jeffrey and H Douglas Pratt A wonderful little book more than a field guide.

Recommended Read    

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The Big Earth Book by James Bruges.

Arkive for photos, picture gallery, sound recordings, video and bird data, checklists etc. Field guide images of over 9,000 species. Checklists covering all bird species and most of the worlds countries.

2008 Worldbirds all rights reserved   Copy-right belongs to individual photographers

Sound recordings by XENO-CANTO are covered by creative commons Copy-right (CC)

 

01/03/2008 0000000

25/10/2009 500,000

28/02/2012 870,300

 


 

Maps from Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

 

01/01/2009 151,000

01/10/2010 562,291

24/09/2012 1,000,000

 

Credits Some of the maps, data, are from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page               Data from Avibase