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Rob Hunt

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Just received my copy of the Birds of Argentina. Very impressed on first impression. Shame it wasn’t available when I was in Argentina a year ago.
 

Andy Adcock

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England
Just received my copy of the Birds of Argentina. Very impressed on first impression. Shame it wasn’t available when I was in Argentina a year ago.
Had been expecting mine, given that my supplier rang me on monday to say he'd got a batch, perhaps I'm on the reserve list.

Edit: I've now been debited so they must be on their way 🐎
 
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mjh73

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WildGuides have now posted two spreads from their forthcoming 'Flight Identification of European Passerines' book. The second one on Bee-eater gives some idea of the sort of treatment we can expect in the book. I confess that I find the photos of Bee-eaters rather more useful than the handsome but stylised artwork. Apparently the book has now been dispatched for printing although the publication date is still May 2021 (which is also when their European guide is due out - could be an expensive month!).

Ooh..... sonograms..... would be handy if more guides put a sonogram or two in, save me ploughing through xeno-canto....
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
Bloody hell, I know my supplier has had books since last Monday and yet, I have a message to say that mine, won't even be posted until next, Monday ‼️‼️‼️
 

Fritz73

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Argentina
Just received my copy of the Birds of Argentina. A great improvement in compare to previously existing field guides. Hope also a spanish version is under preparation for all the local birders.
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
Printed and bound in India by Replika Press Pvt Ltd
Thanks, I wondered how European mainland was receiving them first. Many are done in China these days too but there has been a noticeable decline in paper and print quality as well as the number of defects being reported.
 

John Cantelo

Well-known member
I had an email today to tell me that Lynx have "finished processing" my order for the European Bird Atlas 2 so, hopefully, it should be arriving soon!
 

CornishExile

rydhsys rag Kernow lemmyn!
Anyone who's read Jon Dunn's fabulous 'Orchid Summer' will want his forthcoming book 'The Glitter in the Green - In Search of Hummingbirds' (Pub. 'Basic Books' - evidently an American firm part of the Hachette Book Group). I'm no botanist or orchid fancier and only bought his first book because I knew Jon years back when he lived in Kent but even I found his book un-put-downable'. This is far more to my taste even if I've only seen three hummingbirds. I'm not sure when it's due out (it's yet to be listed as far as I can see on their website) but it's well worth looking out for ....
Thanks for those kind words about 'Orchid Summer', John.

'The Glitter in the Green' is due to be published in the US & Canada by Basic Books (and yes, they're part of Hachette) on 20th April 2021 - and it's being published by Bloomsbury in the UK on 24th June 2021.

Cheers, J
 

bonxie2003

Going for the One
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United Kingdom
I’ve just ordered ATBOTW. It hasn’t arrived yet, but I am looking forward to it. I don’t have the two volume, so this is a step into the unknown. Having read other reviews, I don’t envisage using it as a first stop identification guide, so the index, or lack of, doesn’t really bother me. I simply want to wallow in it and try and avoid getting suffocated by it as I fall asleep in bed.

As for Seabirds, I can’t wait. The first edition was my very first Helm guide and it still holds up well on my bookshelf.
 

Mysticete

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United States
I’ve just ordered ATBOTW. It hasn’t arrived yet, but I am looking forward to it. I don’t have the two volume, so this is a step into the unknown. Having read other reviews, I don’t envisage using it as a first stop identification guide, so the index, or lack of, doesn’t really bother me. I simply want to wallow in it and try and avoid getting suffocated by it as I fall asleep in bed.

As for Seabirds, I can’t wait. The first edition was my very first Helm guide and it still holds up well on my bookshelf.
Yeah I splurged and bought ATBOTW too, due to the reduced price and free bird phylogeny poster. Of course I am still waiting on the mammal checklist, so who knows when the former will get here.
 

Andy Adcock

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England
I’ve just ordered ATBOTW. It hasn’t arrived yet, but I am looking forward to it. I don’t have the two volume, so this is a step into the unknown. Having read other reviews, I don’t envisage using it as a first stop identification guide, so the index, or lack of, doesn’t really bother me. I simply want to wallow in it and try and avoid getting suffocated by it as I fall asleep in bed.

As for Seabirds, I can’t wait. The first edition was my very first Helm guide and it still holds up well on my bookshelf.
Me too, in fact, apart from regular field guides, it, Shorebirds and Wildfowl, which all came as a three book set from a book club, were one of my very first, serious purchases.
 

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