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Old Tuesday 6th February 2018, 14:43   #126
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Birds of the Canary Islands seems to be available on Amazon now
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The ebook will be available from February 8. The print edition will be published somewhat later.

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The ebook will we available from February 8. The print edition will be published somewhat later.
My supplier is expecting the printed edition this week, it may be later in Germany?

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My suppllier now seems to have it in stock



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Old Sunday 25th March 2018, 19:31   #130
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Lars Jonsson Winter Birds. If your a lover of Lars Jonsson's Bird paintings as my self. This book is superb you will not be disappointed. Full of wonderful images of birds in wintery scenes
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Another one from Shirihai which will likely be a major reference for Palearctic birders (not only Western):
Geographical Variation in Palearctic Birds: Passerines
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Another one from Shirihai which will likely be a major reference for Palearctic birders (not only Western):
Geographical Variation in Palearctic Birds: Passerines
The publishing year might be interesting, which is of course not certainly known as with all future book projects by Shirihai.
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The publishing year might be interesting, which is of course not certainly known as with all future book projects by Shirihai.
As others have noted, he clearly intends to live a very long time judging by his projects!


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As others have noted, he clearly intends to live a very long time judging by his projects!


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He sure tends to disperse over many projects (most or all much needed mega projects); but their completion is not in doubt as he associates with people like Kees Roselaar as in the case of the present work. I'm expecting a great reference work, but wouldn't put any money on a publishing date...
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Birds of Brazil (Zimmer & Whittaker, Princeton) is now being advertised as available from 25 April 2019 here.
This is a most needed title, and the plates (by Eduardo Brettas) I've seen up to know seem to finally make justice to this amazing country's avifauna. Strangely, in NHBS, the "look inside" function for this book shows the Van Perlo illustrated checklist instead of being blank.
Some nice samples of plates from Brettas blog:
plate 15: Amazonian parrots - Pionites & Graydidacalus (and the same plate in progress)
Aratingas, Parakeets
plate 7: Miscellaneous crakes
plate 8b: Amazonian/Guianan Pyrrhuras
Coots and Gallinules
plate 2: Gallinules
plate 4: Medium-large rails 1 and Medium-large rails 2

If I'm allowed a minor criticism, I think putting extreme vagrants together with regular species on the same plate (as in the case of Corncrake on plate 7, linked above) isn't the most practical solution; putting all extreme vagrants on a few plates at the end would have been more useful from the point of view of field usage. But perhaps they'll do that in the final book (re-arranging digitally the plates?).
In any case it looks like a great work (especially if in 2 volumes) and one I'd like to put my hands on sooner than later...!
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Size of the final product will also have something to do with the usability

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Birds of Brazil
Kevin Zimmer & Andrew Whittaker
Available from 25 April 2019. According to Robert Kirk, senior editor at Princeton University Press, this book will likely be in two volumes: a large reference with detailed text and maps; and a smaller field guide with short texts, maps and about 190 colour plates.

In early November 2017 Robert Kirk, senior editor at Princeton University Press, stated this book is due in Spring 2019.
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John Woinarski: A Bat's End, scheduled for September 2018

https://www.nhbs.com/a-bats-end-book
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I'm looking forward to seeing Phil Gregory's much delayed "Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds" which is now scheduled to be published early in 2019. I know just how much meticulous research and effort has gone into this book having had the privilege of reading through the text for Phil. I've also seen some of Richard Allen's superb illustrations. It's going to be a great book worthy of this gorgeous family.
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I'm looking forward to seeing Phil Gregory's much delayed "Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds" which is now scheduled to be published early in 2019. I know just how much meticulous research and effort has gone into this book having had the privilege of reading through the text for Phil. I've also seen some of Richard Allen's superb illustrations. It's going to be a great book worthy of this gorgeous family.
Wasn't aware of this title at all John, thanks.



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Old Wednesday 13th June 2018, 15:38   #141
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Lynx Editions on FaceThing...

and..."The mystery will be unveiled next Monday!"
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Pheasant sp so Asia again then......?


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Old Wednesday 13th June 2018, 16:41   #143
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Perhaps more exciting to anyone neotropic focused, like me, is that they confirmed that Bret Whitney's Brazil guide, potentially a three volume effort, is advancing. They didn't provide any details but I poked them a bit to see if they can reveal more.
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First I've heard of this and a quick search finds no results?

It's going to be a handbook then PB?




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I don't know where I first heard about it but it's been in the works for a long time. I hadn't heard anything about it in years and was wondering if the effort were still underway, which it thankfully appears to be.

Here's a 2009 page that describes the project, and references it already having been underway for 10 years at that point, and the first volume (at that point referenced as first of four) due in a couple years (at that point):

https://fieldguides.com/news/brets-brazil-book/

Here's the quote from Lynx Edicions' FB page, found in the comments of the "mystery book": "El proyecto de guías de Brasil, liderado por Bret Whitney, sigue en marcha y está haciendo avances muy importantes...te mantendremos informado..." which translates as "The Guides to Brazil project, led by Bret Whitney, continues and is making important advances... we will keep you informed..."

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It will be interesting to see what Lynx will charge for this 'very inexpensive' field guide that none of the authors are taking royalties for?

Also interesting to see how they call a four part series a 'field guide'!

It's a laudable project and I look forward to it, it seems a pity for them that Whittaker will probably beat them to it and why isn't it being more widely publicised?


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As well it would be lovely to see volumes 3-5 of the Wildlife Conservation Society guides come to fruition but the rumors I've heard suggest they won't. Certainly the Amazonian volume would require a lot of work given the number of new species and taxonomic changes since Ridgely and Tudor published their Passerines volumes...
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The first full-length book on the Night parrot

Penny Olsen: The Night Parrot - Australia's Most Elusive Bird

http://www.publish.csiro.au/book/7356/

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More on the HBW field guides from an email received this morning:

New collection of Field Guides: more illustrations to be included in HBW Alive

We are very pleased to announce that Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International are launching a new series of field guides: Lynx and BirdLife International Field Guides.

The main goal of the project is to produce an extensive collection of modern, standardized field guides, with special attention given to countries without any recent or country-level guide.

Notable highlights of the new field guides:
  • QR code for each species, linking to the Internet Bird Collection gallery of photos, videos and sounds.
  • Subspecies ranges denoted on the maps.
  • Illustrations of birds in flight, juveniles and non-breeding plumages.
  • Subspecies groups given full accounts.
  • Local species name and local conservation status included when available.
In order to facilitate their use, all of the field guides in the collection follow the same design, and this consistency extends to the taxonomy, which is that of the HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. And to give more prominence to local taxa, all subspecies groups present in the region have full entries as well.

The field guides contain illustrations from the Handbook of the Birds of the World series, as well as many additional figures prepared specifically for each publication. The coverage includes males and relevant females and morphs, as well as flying waterfowl, pigeons and doves, ibises, herons, storks, shorebirds, gulls, terns and raptors, as well as a number of juvenile, immature and non-breeding plumages. Once the first title of the collection, Birds of Thailand, is published, more than 500 new illustrations will be added to HBW Alive!

Not only will HBW Alive benefit from the additional figures from the field guides, but also from updates and new information from the preparation of the titles that will be incorporated into the HBW Alive species account texts and maps.

Find out more about Birds of Thailand at the end of this Newsletter. More titles covering the Asian region are coming soon, so look for further announcements and previews!

To be released in late July.

Birds of Thailand
By Uthai Treesucon and Wich'yanan Limparungpattanakij
Series: Lynx and BirdLife International Field Guides

This new field guide will help you identify all 1049 species to have been recorded in the country to date, including the 20 species endemic or near-endemic to Thailand.
  • Taxonomy follows the HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World.
  • Detailed texts covering status, habitat and behaviour, age, sex and geographical variation, voice, and confusion species.
  • Almost 2200 illustrations covering all species and distinctive subspecies, birds in flight, males and females, juveniles and non-breeding plumages, where appropriate.
  • QR code for each species, linking to the Internet Bird Collection gallery of photos, videos and sounds.
  • More than 1025 full-colour range maps for all species other than vagrants.
  • Well-marked subspecies groups receive full accounts, and the distributions of subspecies breeding in the region are clearly mapped.
  • Local species name and local conservation status included.

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More on the HBW field guides from an email received this morning:

New collection of Field Guides: more illustrations to be included in HBW Alive

We are very pleased to announce that Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International are launching a new series of field guides: Lynx and BirdLife International Field Guides.

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How come such interesting info goes to just some selected individual(s)?
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