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Waterfowl of North America, Europe & Asia An Identification Guide

Field / Identification Guide Flora / Fauna Monograph
By: Sébastien Reeber(Author)
656 pages, 72 plates with colour illustrations; 650 colour photos, 80 colour distribution maps, b/w illustrations
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This addition to the series summarises current knowledge of all 83 breeding species of geese, swans and ducks found in the northern hemisphere
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  • Waterfowl of North America, Europe & Asia ISBN: 9780691162669 Hardback Feb 2016 In stock
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Please note that the version published in Europe by Christopher Helm as Wildfowl of Europe, Asia and North America is now out of print; we are offering the version published in the US by Princeton University Press. Same book, different cover.

This is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to identify the ducks, geese, and swans of North America, Europe, and Asia. With 72 stunning colour plates (that include more than 920 drawings), over 650 superb photos, and in-depth descriptions, this book brings together the most current information on 84 species of Eurasian and North American waterfowl, and on more than 100 hybrids. The guide delves into taxonomy, identification features, determination of age and sex, geographic variations, measurements, voice, moult, and hybridization. In addition, the status of each species is treated with up-to-date details on distribution, population size, habitats, and life cycle. Colour plates and photos are accompanied by informative captions and 85 distribution maps are also provided. Taken together, this is an unrivalled, must-have reference for any birder with an interest in the world’s waterfowl.

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Sébastien Reeber has been monitoring the birds of the National Nature Reserve of the Lake of Grand-Lieu in France for the National Society for Nature Protection (SNPN) since 1994. He is currently chairman of the French Rarities Committee and a regular contributor to the French birding magazine Ornithos.

Field / Identification Guide Flora / Fauna Monograph
By: Sébastien Reeber(Author)
656 pages, 72 plates with colour illustrations; 650 colour photos, 80 colour distribution maps, b/w illustrations
NHBS
This addition to the series summarises current knowledge of all 83 breeding species of geese, swans and ducks found in the northern hemisphere
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"Extremely well produced and presented. I love this book."
Greg Laden's

"The level of detail Reeber provides on plumages goes far beyond any other resource I have seen [...] This is a tremendous piece of work that raises the bar for those who plan to follow a similar path in the future."
– Keith Betton, American Birding Association

"Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia, by Sébastien Reeber, is an exhaustively comprehensive reference book that is sure to bring joy to the heart of every birder."
– Donna Lynn Schulman, 10,000 Birds

"An unrivalled, must-have reference for any birder with an interest in ducks, geese, and swans of the Holarctic. It is a meticulously detailed book for serious birders. Bringing together just about everything you'd need to know in order to identify waterfowl of the Holarctic, this monograph will surely be the standard reference for its subject for a long time to come."
– Frank Lambert, The Birder's Library

"Not since Kortwright (1942), Bellrose (1942), Madge and Burn (1987) did their classic books on North American and global waterfowl has such a great book been produced."
North Durham Nature Newsletter

"The sheer amount of information and the number of beautiful drawings and photographs will make this book invaluable to scientists, birders, naturalists, and collectors."
Choice

"Waterfowl of North America, Europe & Asia ends the wait for a comprehensive look at the waterfowl of North America and Eurasia. Offering more than 920 excellent drawings and over 650 photographs, the illustrative value alone is worth the cost of admission."
Carolina Bird Club Newsletter

"Recreationalists and aviculturists fascinated by this remarkable group of birds will want to have this reasonably priced book in their library."
– William L. Hohman, The Prairie Naturalist

"Waterfowl of North America, Europe & Asia (Princeton Univ. Press, 2016) may be the only identification book you'll ever need [...] Reeber's book is a must-have for any duck club. I can't imagine a better book to get lost in after a morning's hunt. The beauty of the images, and the depth of the information on the various species will grab you and won't let go."
– Hank Shaw, California Waterfowl

"Waterfowl of North America, Europe, & Asia compiles an impressive amount of information and illustrates an extraordinary number of figures. Reeber should be congratulated for compiling such a deep and rich resource on the subject. This guide is a significant contribution to the ornithological community."
– Jessie Barry, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

"[...] So will this book overtake Waterfowl: An Identification Guide as the prime guide to the family for birders? In North America, I think the answer has to be a resounding “yes.” The level of detail Reeber provides on plumages goes far beyond any other resource I have seen. But the fact that half of the world’s wildfowl species are excluded means that the older book will remain essential. As a book reviewer, I am always wary of works that have been created entirely by one individual. On this occasion, such caution is misplaced. This is a tremendous piece of work that raises the bar for those who plan to follow a similar path in the future."
– Keith Betton, Birding 48 (2): 68-69

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