Birds of the West Indies is the first field guide that covers and depicts all birds known to occur in the region, including infrequently occurring and introduced forms. Now fully updated and expanded, this stunningly illustrated book features detailed accounts of more than 600 species, describing field marks, range, status, voice and habitat.
More than 100 beautiful colour plates depict plumages of all species, and the book includes distribution maps, a colour code for endemics, and an incisive introduction that discusses avifaunal changes in the West Indies over the past fifteen years.
"This is the second edition of a book originally published 20 years ago and is so different from that first printing as to virtually warrant being considered a new book. [...] The book’s illustrations are excellent [...] and do justice to some of the handsomest birds the traveller is ever likely to encounter."
– Richard Sale, Ibis 163(2), April 2021
Review of the first edition:
"[...] The species accounts are generally very good, the book is well illustrated and there is no other with the same scope. I thoroughly recommend it."
– British Ornithologists' Union (2006)