An Amateur's Guide to Birds of Assam contains photos along with distribution maps and short descriptions for 200 species of birds. To make it handy for field use, symbols are used. The book also contains information on basic biology of birds. A checklist of birds occurring in Assam is also included.
Jayaditya Purkayastha has been working in the field of conservation and research in Assam for a decade. he has published more than 30 scientific artiles and scores of popular articles. He is also the founder secretary of Help Earth (NGO). His areas of research are systematic zoology, ecology, and conservation biology. The last book he wrote was An Amateur's Guide to Reptiles of Assam, published in 2013.