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Old Monday 14th February 2005, 12:29   #1
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West African Field Guide

What is the best currently available Field Guide that covers the birds of West Africa (or, specifically Ghana)?
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Old Monday 14th February 2005, 12:41   #2
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There is a new paperback version of Nik Borrow and Ron Demey's Birds of Western Africa out now, published by Helm I think. The full hardback version is also at a reduced price on www.nhbs.com at the moment.

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Old Monday 14th February 2005, 12:42   #3
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Birds of West Africa.

Hi Geoff,
When I was working in Nigeria not that long ago I had a book called, I think, - Birds Of West Africa and I got it from Waterstones as I recall. It's not too big but does give you a pretty good guide. I'm not sure there would be a book purely about birds in Ghana.
Also try Amazon on the net.

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Hi Geoff-

Your best bet is the Borrow and Demey book published by Princeton.

Princeton publishes many of the same titles as Helm, but the prices are lower (Helm titles, in my opinion, are a colossal rip-off).

If you can get the book from Amazon in the US, you should get quite a bargain over buying it in the UK.

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Thanks for the tip-off. Around half the price from Amazon.com.
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Hi Geoff-

Your best bet is the Borrow and Demey book published by Princeton.

Princeton publishes many of the same titles as Helm, but the prices are lower (Helm titles, in my opinion, are a colossal rip-off).

If you can get the book from Amazon in the US, you should get quite a bargain over buying it in the UK.

-Adam
German Amazon (Amazon.de) sells the US versions too, so I guess the UK branch should have them as well. Though .com may give a discount on the list price, but then, that might be offset by more postage.

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