This is the only comprehensive and handy pocket guide that illustrates and describes the bird species of Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Central and West Pacific. Featuring more than 750 species illustrated in vivid and stunning detail on 95 color plates, this authoritative guide provides information on key identification features, habitat, songs, and calls. Birds of Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Central and West Pacific is a must-have for birders of all levels interested in this region of the world.
- The only guide to illustrate the birds of Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Central and West Pacific
- More than 750 species illustrated on 95 color plates
- Depictions of all plumages for males, females, and juveniles
- Detailed distribution maps show where each species is commonly found
- Information on key identification features, habitat, songs, and calls
- In-depth look at flight signatures, vagrant populations, and much more
- Concise and highly portable
Ber van Perlo has been traveling and living in Africa since 1981. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of Birds of Eastern Africa, Birds of Southern Africa, Birds of Western and Central Africa, and Birds of Mexico and Central America (all Princeton).
"The Birds of Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Central and West Pacific: (Princeton Illustrated Checklists) is a concise, light, pocketable guide that can easily be packed in a carry-on bag when visiting one of the numerous islands the guide covers. . . . [It] is a good reference for a large area of islands and for world birding provides a great tool for finding endemics for specific island groups."--birdfreak.com
"The small book size, informative maps, detailed endemic information, and broad geographic area makes this the best source of info for this area as a whole. You really should pick up a copy of this book if you plan to bird the islands, plain and simple."--Cory Gregory's Birding Blog
"Van Perlo's excellent paintings illustrate 750 species, and the helpful text features 19 maps of the various Pacific archipelagos, plus websites, lists of pertinent organizations and birds restricted to each of these areas (endemics), and a glossary. . . . Attractive, broad in scope, and delightfully compact; an inviting title highly recommended for bird watchers."--Henry T. Armistead
"I believe this is the first field guide that covers this widely scattered region, much of which is difficult to reach. Kudos to Princeton and van Perlo for creating a field guide to yet another part of our amazing planet."--Dan Kunkle, Wildlife Activist
Paper: For sale only in the United States, Canada, and the Philippines