Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Which are the best wood-warbler field guides/books?

. . . and thanks to Joseph C. of Lake Forest, IL for the question.

My favorite wood-warbler field guides/resources follow: (Note the final resource is the only non-book, yet an amazing treasure: an award-winning video that highlights the lives of wood-warblers in North America.)



# = First wood-warbler field guide I would buy
* = Best photos I’ve seen in wood-warbler guide
& = Best field guide for ecological information

# A Field Guide to Warblers of North America
Jon Dunn, Kimball Garrett, Sue A. Tackett, Larry O. Rosche, Cynthia House, Thomas R. Schultz, Roger Tory Peterson

Warblers of the Americas: An Identification Guide,
Jon Curson, David Quinn, David Beadle

& American Warblers: An Ecological and Behavioral Perspective, Douglass H. Morse

Life Histories of the North American Wood Warblers: Part 1, Arthur Cleveland Bent

New World Warblers, Jon Curson

* Warblers of the Great Lakes Region and Eastern North America
Chris Earley

Vanishing Songbirds: The Sixth Order, Wood Warblers and Other Passerine Birds, Elliot Porter and Kenn Kaufman

Stokes Field Guide to Warblers, Lillian and Donald Stokes

The Warblers of North America, Alexander Jr. Griscom and John Henry Dick

Wood Warblers' World, Hal H. Harrison

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 11: Old World Flycatcher's to the Old World Warblers (Handbook of the Birds of the World), Joseph Del Hoyo, Andy Elliott, and David Christie

DVD/VHS wood-warbler resource:
Watching Warblers, Michael Male and Judy Fieth


Anonymous said...

Where's a good place to get these guides?

Anonymous said...

Warblers of Ontario is also good.

James T.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this blog and note. Excellent.

Sheryl C.