Now fully revised, this easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in the Philippines is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from some of the Philippines' top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, length, plumage, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography, climate, habitat types, biogeography, the main sites for viewing the listed species and tips for identifying birds in the field. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of the Philippines encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific names as well as vernacular names, and its global status.
Maia Tañedo is a member of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines; she has helped conduct guided birdwatching trips for first-time birders as well as giving lectures in schools about birdwatching.
Adrian and Trinket Constantino are a husband-and-wife team who both organize bird walks for the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines and have an extensive experience of birdwatching in the Philippines.
Robert Hutchinson is a co-founder Birdtour Asia, organizing and guiding tours throughout Asia. Rob has published numerous articles and scientific papers on Asian birds, and is a keen sound-recordist and photographer. Rob currently resides in the Philippines.
"[...] Overall, the quality and consistency of the data presented is high, and the reader is given a taste of what to expect when birding the archipelago. The authors’ extensive first-hand knowledge of the birds and the islands comes through on every page and overall this guide is a handy companion for both visitors and residents alike."
– Vincent Nijman, Ibis (158), 2016