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Birds of Western Africa:
Second Edition
New Second edition
Nik Borrow & Ron Demey

Paperback | 2014 | $45.00 / £30.95 | ISBN: 9780691159201
592 pp. | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | 266 color plates. 1,285 color maps.

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This revised and expanded edition of Birds of Western Africa is now the most up-to-date field guide available to the 1,285 species of birds found in the region—from Senegal and southern Mauritania east to Chad and the Central African Republic and south to Congo. It now features all maps and text opposite the plates for quick and easy reference. The comprehensive species accounts have been fully updated and expanded, and the color distribution maps have been completely revised. This premier guide also includes more than 3,000 illustrations on 266 stunning color plates.

Compact and lightweight, this new edition of Birds of Western Africa is the must-have field guide to one of the most exciting birding regions in the world.

  • The premier field guide to West African birds—now completely revised and expanded
  • Covers all 1,285 species found in the region
  • Features fully updated maps and text opposite the plates for easy reference
  • Includes more than 3,000 illustrations on 266 color plates

Nik Borrow is an acclaimed bird artist and senior tour leader for BirdQuest, a leading international bird tour company. Ron Demey is a freelance ornithologist who has traveled extensively in Western Africa and has an intimate knowledge of the region’s birds. Their books include A Guide to the Birds of Western Africa (Princeton).


Praise for the previous edition: "Invaluable for serious birders and scientists working in or visiting the area. It would also make an excellent addition to a collection of field guides for home or office use."--Condor

Praise for the previous edition: "Anyone with an interest in West African birds will want to own this book. We have been waiting for some considerable time for someone to produce a modern guide to West African birds, so Nik Borrow and Ron Demey are to be congratulated for completing the task admirably. . . . [A] splendid achievement."--Stephen Rumsey, British Birds

Praise for the previous edition: "With so many birds to cover in one area, this guide does a nice job of grouping them for easy access and comparison. It is an excellent resource to have with you on a trip to the region."--Robert E. Hoopes, Wildlife Activist

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