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The easiest and most enjoyable way to browse through all the birds of the world and compare them.
For the first time ever, you can literally contemplate All the Birds of the World together in a single, easy-to-use, fully-illustrated volume. Created for a broad audience, from novice birders to expert ornithologists and anyone interested in the spectacular diversity of birds, this fascinating book has something for everyone to discover.
- Presents every taxon accepted as species by any of the four major world lists: 11,524 species in total.
- 20,865 illustrations covering sexual dimorphism, morphs and many distinctive subspecies.
- 11,558 distribution maps with altitudinal ranges included.
- All 3313 one-country endemic species marked.
- IUCN/BirdLife International conservation status given.
- Taxonomic treatment by the four major world lists indicated and compared.
- Nomenclatural discrepancies explained.
- All English and scientific names from eBird included.
- QR codes for instant access to videos, photos and sound recordings species-by-species.
- Checkboxes for personal record-keeping.
- All species known to have become extinct since the year 1500 presented separately in their own appendix.
- A 37-page world atlas of colour reference maps with all the details that interest birders and ornithologists.
- The easiest and most enjoyable way to browse through all the birds of the world and compare them.
Josep del Hoyo is Senior Editor of the Handbook of the Birds of the World and co-author of HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World.
- Richard Allen
- Norman Arlott
- Eustace Barnes
- Hilary Burn
- Clive Byers
- John Cox
- François Desbordes
- Martin Elliott
- Martí Franch
- Al Gilbert
- Alan Harris
- Ren Hathway
- Mark Hulme
- Àngels Jutglar
- Francesc Jutglar
- Ian Lewington
- Toni Llobet
- Antoni Lombarte
- Alex Mascarell
- Dave Nurney
- Mònica Puig
- Douglas Pratt
- David Quinn
- Chris Rose
- Lluís Sanz
- Brian Small
- Lluís Solé
- Juan Varela
- Etel Vilaró
- Lyn Wells
- Jan Wilczur
- Ian Willis
- Martin Woodcock
- Tim Worfolk