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Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia:
An Identification Guide
Sébastien Reeber

Hardcover | 2016 | $45.00 | £34.95 | ISBN: 9780691162669
656 pp. | 6 1/2 x 9 | 72 color plates. 650+ color photos. 85 maps.
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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 color 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, molt, and hybridization. In addition, the status of each species is treated with up-to-date details on distribution, population size, habitats, and life cycle. Color plates and photos are accompanied by informative captions and 85 distribution maps are also provided. Taken together, this is an unrivaled, must-have reference for any birder with an interest in the world's waterfowl.

  • A guide to the 84 species of ducks, geese, and swans of Europe, Asia, and North America
  • 72 color plates with more than 920 illustrations of most plumages and subspecies, both in flight and standing
  • More than 650 color photos
  • Details on taxonomy, identification features, determination of age and sex, geographic variations, measurements, voice, molt, hybridization, habitat and life cycle, range and populations, and status in captivity
  • 85 distribution maps
  • Descriptions and illustrations of more than 100 hybrids regularly encountered in the wild

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.


"Extremely well produced and presented. I love this book."--Greg Laden’s Blog

"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 blog

"Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia, by Sebastien 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 blog

"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 blog

"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


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