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Oceanic Birds of the World


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A state-of-the-art photographic guide to the open-ocean bird species

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Steve N. G. Howell is an international bird tour leader with WINGS and is widely recognized as one of the world's leading birders and an authority on oceanic birds. His many books include Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide and The Amazing World of Flyingfish (both Princeton). Kirk Zufelt is a physician with a lifelong passion for birds and natural history. A widely published photographer, he has spent more than a year at sea over the past decade studying and photographing the world's seabirds at some of the remotest locations on the planet.


"It is excellent, the text is comprehensive and ID features do get pointed out. . . Series world birders will want this on their bookshelves as will dedicated sea watchers." * Fat Birder *
"How often have you read a fieldguide from cover to cover within two weeks? For me the anser is: once. In case of this one. . . . buy it!"---Rinse van der Vliet, Dutch Birding
"This book will undoubtedly set a new standard for many years to come."---Michael Scott, Conservation Biology
"This is an excellent book . . . . A celebration of the diversity and beauty of the world's seabirds. . . . It is indeed a major achievement to have photographed so many of them and to present them in one publication. This is a 'must have' addition to any keen birder's library."---Nic Hallam, IBIS Book Reviews
"An inspiration for future seabirding trips, a knowledge base for more familiar species, and a sheer delight to drool over the amazing images of gadfly petrels, alcids, albatrosses and storm petrels ... anyone with an interest in seabirds needs to buy this guide."---Mark Newsome, BirdGuides
"One of British Birds' Best Bird Books of 2019"
"A remarkable bird guide; it contains an unusual depth of ornithological and taxonomic knowledge combined with field expertise, organized in a readable manner that focuses almost entirely on bird identification. It is full of visual identification goodies and smart observations, facts and maps, up-to-date taxonomy and hundreds of photographs." * 10,000 Birds Book Review *

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