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Old Thursday 22nd December 2016, 07:52   #26
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I'm still awaiting the long gestating Steve Howell North American Bird Guide, plus I recall vague rumors of a new edition of the Nat Geo coming up. So yeah, those would be the books I continue to wait for, although I don't really expect either in 2017
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Old Wednesday 28th December 2016, 19:30   #27
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Looks like the new Australian guide will be published in May 2017 by Bloomsbury in the UK and Princeton in the US.

http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/austral...9781472912350/

https://www.amazon.com/Australian-Gu...UIDE+MENKHORST

The price looks reasonable.

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Old Wednesday 28th December 2016, 19:43   #28
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In addition to those mentioned above:

- A high quality Philippines field guide with up-to-date taxonomy,
- A West Africa field guide matching the quality of the Stevenson and Fanshawe guide to East Africa,
- I hope Phil Gregory's New Guinea guide meets expectations - I have found some of the illustrations in Pratt and Beehler 2nd edition surprisingly inaccurate in the field,
-I think there is zero need for another Australian field guide. While none of the available options are great, Australian birds provide relatively few identification challenges.
- I'm not sure a single comprehensive field guide for Brazil is all that desirable, for visiting birders at least. The WCS "biome" guides published so far are pretty good, and if you are doing a trip to the Atlantic Forest, for example, it's nice not to have to wade through dozens of e.g. Amazonian species.
It's no secret that most of the illustrations in the Lynx field guides are largely culled from the "HBW" (albeit supplemented by additional images) so if you like them then they should serve you well. I can't agree, though, about the Oz guide as I found a number of the poorly drawn illustrations in several guides and in some a lack of local races confusing. Unlike guides with top notch illustrations, I found it more of a challenge to get a feel for the bird families prior to getting there. Nor would I entirely agree that identification challenges in Australia are quite as few as you suggest.
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Old Thursday 29th December 2016, 07:47   #29
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John, fair enough. I'm not saying that the last word on Australian field guides has been published, but I think it's very low on the list of "parts of the world needing a decent field guide". I do think the number of ID challenges in Australia are relatively few. That doesn't mean non-existant, but compared to most parts of the world, I think there are few ID challenges for an experienced birder.
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Old Thursday 29th December 2016, 15:55   #30
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Another greatly anticipated book is the English version of the 'Aves de Espana' field guide despite its use of a functionally illiterate but scientifically 'pure' taxonomy. See http://www.lynxeds.com/es/producto/birds-spain
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Looks like the new Australian guide will be published in May 2017 by Bloomsbury in the UK and Princeton in the US.

http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/austral...9781472912350/

https://www.amazon.com/Australian-Gu...UIDE+MENKHORST

The price looks reasonable.
Interesting, indeed. Any preview plates would be most welcome to quench my most pressing curiosity. In particular, I wonder whether, for once, truly ALL of Australia will be included. But then, those species from remote places might be considered to be mere ballast by the majority of potential buyers.
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Is there actually ANY news on the status of these 2 (Zimmer- Brasil and Pearman - Argentina)?

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Old Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 14:46   #33
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I'm very much looking forward to this one: https://www.amazon.com/Peterson-Soun.../dp/0547905580 and would hope for something similar in the future for Europe. A job for The Sound Approach, perhaps?

(with apologies for mistakenly posting this on the Indonesia field guide thread earlier)
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Is there actually ANY news on the status of these 2 (Zimmer- Brasil and Pearman - Argentina)?

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I posted some time ago regarding Argentina, that I was told by my regular book supplier that this is not now happening. Jim Martin says it is and he should know better than my supplier I guess?



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I'm very much looking forward to this one: https://www.amazon.com/Peterson-Soun.../dp/0547905580 and would hope for something similar in the future for Europe. A job for The Sound Approach, perhaps?

(with apologies for mistakenly posting this on the Indonesia field guide thread earlier)
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Old Friday 20th January 2017, 10:39   #36
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Peter Menkhorst (A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia) will publish his Australian Bird Guide in May

https://www.andrewisles.com/all-stoc...ian-bird-guide
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The Restall Ecuador guide is presumably within days or perhaps weeks of release.
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April on my regular website.
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I notice the Bloomsbury website says mid-June. Another slip?
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Interesting, indeed. Any preview plates would be most welcome to quench my most pressing curiosity. In particular, I wonder whether, for once, truly ALL of Australia will be included. But then, those species from remote places might be considered to be mere ballast by the majority of potential buyers.
Some are here

http://www.publish.csiro.au/samples/ABG%20_sample.pdf
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Argentina, Pearman, now given as August next year on one site, probably more realisticly NHBS don't try to forecast the date.

http://www.wildsounds.com/products/2...Atlantic.shtml


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Old Thursday 16th February 2017, 08:12   #40
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I'm still awaiting the long gestating Steve Howell North American Bird Guide, plus I recall vague rumors of a new edition of the Nat Geo coming up. So yeah, those would be the books I continue to wait for, although I don't really expect either in 2017
Nat Geo 7th edition will be published on 21 September 2017 according to Book Depository
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Is there the market for another Australian guide?


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I think there is for this one, I think it will supercede all existing ones, similar to the Collins Guide.
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I notice the Bloomsbury website says mid-June. Another slip?
Re Restall, Ecuador, my supplier has changed their listed date to Jan next year so yes, another slip.

What's the latest on Gregory's 'Birds of New Guinea: Including Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville'?





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Re Restall, Ecuador, my supplier has changed their listed date to Jan next year so yes, another slip.

What's the latest on Gregory's 'Birds of New Guinea: Including Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville'?





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It is odd that the publication date keeps being pushed foward as this book was pretty much done for publication as far as aim aware? maybe they decided to do some last minute changes. NHBS list it as due in July http://www.nhbs.com/title/204692?tit...-of-new-guinea
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any link for that particular book?

Also I am looking forward to this publication a lot

http://www.nhbs.com/title/163686/african-raptors


https://www.andrewisles.com/all-stoc...ian-bird-guide

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One to drool over (I've seen the Swedish version) is Lars Jonsson's "Winter Birds" which will be out in an English version later in the year http://www.nhbs.com/title/214214/winter-birds
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Alice Cibois and Jean-Claude Thibault will publish a book on the birds of Eastern Polynesia this summer. Including extinct species.

Birds of Eastern Polynesia

http://www.lynxeds.com/product/birds-eastern-polynesia
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Just seen that there will be a new guide for SE Asia and China south of the palearctic line by Norman Arlott.

It's due in early May in hardback and Kindle versions, but does not appear to include call/song or video in the e-version. I'll be very interested to see if it matches the standard of Mark Brazil's Birds of East Asia and Robson's birds of SE Asia.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Birds-South...=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Just seen that there will be a new guide for SE Asia and China south of the palearctic line by Norman Arlott.

It's due in early May in hardback and Kindle versions, but does not appear to include call/song or video in the e-version. I'll be very interested to see if it matches the standard of Mark Brazil's Birds of East Asia and Robson's birds of SE Asia.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Birds-South...=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Now delayed to 27 July, which sucks!

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Now delayed to 27 July, which sucks!

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Better don't hold your breath anyway. It may well not be out till much later, at least when one compares the time it usually seems to take from first reading about an "imminent" book to its actual appearance. I hope to be proven wrong in this case, though.
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