Friday, June 24, 2016

Book Review: Waterfowl of North America, Europe,and Asia

Waterfowl of North America, Europe,and Asia is an extremely through and well-done guide to the waterfowl of the region. The authors present the most current information available for 84 species and over 100 hybrids.

This book is really an incredible reference for anyone that wants to study the waterfowl of Asia, Europe, and North America. It includes wonderfully done drawings, over 650 photos, range maps, and much more. The written information that is included is extremely informative with 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. I find the artwork for the plates to be of very high quality and very realistic. The addition of plates that compare similar species was a very nice touch and I found the plates with hybrids featured to be fascinating.

This book should really be on your bookshelf if you spend any time birding in North America, Europe, or Asia.

Title: Waterfowl of North America, Europe,and Asia
Author: Sébastien Reeber
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: March 30, 2016