Welcome to the opening page of Bird School,
a web site that offers a wealth of information
about birds to students, teachers, birders,
and everyone interested in birds.

To begin with, a most essential element for every
school is the library - in this case,
a bird library.

Hence, we offer the titles and other relavent info about
the essential books in the best Bird Library we can
imagine, with books that will help you learn more
about birds: the birds found in your yard, across the
country, and around the world! Enjoy this treasury of
information about the fascinating world of birds!
Bird  School

Bird School's Library of Bird Books

The Sibley Guide to Birds     (North America)
David Sibley, 2000, Knopf Publishing (with Audubon), 535 pages, $35.

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America (5th Edition)
2006, Random House, 504 pages, $24.

Birds of the World: A Check List                         
James Clements and John Fitzpatrick, 2006, Cornell University Press,

855 pages, $60.

The Birder's Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North
American Birds, Paul Ehrlich, David Dobkin, and Darryl Wheye, 1988.

Handbook of the Birds of the World     Volumes 1 thru 11
Lynx Publicaciones, (Portugal), $175 each

(pricey, but remarkably worth every cent).

New Encyclopedia of Birds
Christopher Perrins (Ed.), 2003, Oxford University Press, 656 pages.


Bird Groups

Raptors of the World        (eagles, hawks, falcons, kites)                        
James Ferguson-Lees and David Christie, 2006, Houghton Mifflin, $40.

Migrating Raptors of the World: Their Ecology and Conservation
Keith Bildstein, 2006, Cornell University Press, 344 pages, $35.

Hawks, Eagles, and Falcons of North America        
Paul Johnsgard, 2001, Smithsonian Press, 408 pages, $30.

A Photographic Guide to the Raptors
Brian Wheeler and William Clark, 2003, $25.

Falcons of the World                                        
Tom Cade, Cornell University Press / Comstock.

The Gyrfalcon
Eugene Potapov and Richard Sale, 2005,
Yale University Press, 288 pages, $45.

Harriers of the World
Robert Simmons, 2000, $45.

Cranes of the World                                         
Paul Johnsgard, 1986, Indiana University Press.

Storks, Ibises, and Spoonbills of the World
James Hancock and James Kushan, 1992, Princeton University Press, 385 pages, $85.

Waterfowl: An Identification Guide to the Ducks, Geese, and Swans of the World                  
Steve Madge and Hilary Burn, 1988, Houghton Mifflin.

The Pheasants of the World                                
Paul Johnsgard, Smithsonian Press.

Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse                        
Steve Madge and Phil McGowan, 2002, Princeton University Press, $60.

North American Owls                                        
Paul Johnsgard, Smithsonian Press / Cornell University Press.

Owls – A Guide to the Owls of the World                
Claus Konig, et.al., 1999, Yale University Press, $55.

Parrots - A Guide to the Parrots of the World        
Tony Juniper and Mike Parr, 1998, Yale University Press, 584 pages, $65.

Parrots of the World
Joseph Forshaw, 2006, Princeton University Press, 400 pages, $65.

Shorebirds of North America, Europe, and Asia
Stephen Message and Don Taylor, 2006, Princeton University Press, 240 pages, $35.

Shorebirds of North America: The Photographic Guide
Dennis Paulson, 2005, Princeton University Press, 384 pages, $30.

The Shorebird Guide
Richard Crossley, 2006, Houghton Mifflin, 496 pages, $25.

Gulls of the Americas
Steven Howell and John Dunn, 2007, Houghton Mifflin, 516 pages.

Gulls of North America, Europe, and Asia                                          
Klaus Olsen and Hans Larsson, 2006, Princeton University Press, $55.

Seabirds of the World: A Photographic Guide         
Peter Harrison, 1996, Princeton University Press, 317 pages, $30.

Seabirds: A Natural History
Anthony Gaston, 2004, Yale University Press, 224 pages, $45.

Albatrosses
W. I. N. Tickell, 2001, Yale University Press, 480 pages, $60.

Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World
Derek Onley and Paul Scofield, 2007, Princeton University Press, $30.

The Auks                                                
Oxford University Press.

Penguins
Lloyd Spencer Davis and Martin Renner , 2003, Yale University Press, 212 pages, $40.

Pigeons and Doves  - A Guide to the Pigeons and Doves of the World                
David Gibbs, Eustace Barnes and John Cox, 2001, Yale University Press, 616 pages, $65.

Woodpeckers – An Identification Guide to Woodpeckers of the World                
Hans Winkler, 1995, Houghton Mifflin.

Life of the Woodpecker
Alexander Skutch, 1988, Cornell University Press, 136 pages, $58.

Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, and Rollers                        
Hilary Fry and Kathie Fry, 1992, Princeton University Press, 348 pages, $33.

Hummingbirds of North America        
Paul Johnsgard, 1997 (2nd Ed.), Smithsonian Press, $45.

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Hummingbirds of North America: The Photographic Guide
Steve Howell, 2003, Princeton University Press, 272 pages, $30.

Sunbirds - A Guide to Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Spiderhunters, and Sugarbirds of the World        
Robert Cheke and Clive Mann, 2001, Yale University Press, $50.

Pittas, Broadbills, and Asities
Frank Lambert, 1996, $40.

Toucans, Barbets, and Honeyguides                        
Lester Short and Jennifer Horne, 2001, Oxford University Press, $155.

The Hornbills                                                
Oxford University Press

Trogons and Quetzals of the World                        
Paul Johnsgard, 2000, Smithsonian Press, $50.

Crows and Jays                                        
Steve Madge and Hilary Burn, 2001, Princeton University Press, 216 pages, $35.

Birds of Paradise        
Clifford Frith and Bruce Beehler, 1998, Oxford University Press, 613 pages, $85.

The Hawaiian Honeycreepers
Doug Pratt, 2003, Oxford University Press, 336 pages,  $85.

Chickadees, Tits, Nuthatches, and Treecreepers        
Simon Harrap, 1995, Princeton University Press

Wrens, Dippers, and Thrashers
David Brewer, 2001, Yale University Press, 256 pages, $50.

Thrushes                                                
Peter Clement, 2001, Princeton University Press, 424 pages, $60.

The Tanagers - Natural History, Distribution, and Identification                
Morton Isler and Phillis Isler, Smithsonian Press, $40.

The Ecology and Evolution of Darwin’s Finches
Peter Grant, 1999, Princeton University Press, 512 pages, $35.

Finches and Sparrows: An Identification Guide
Peter Clement, 1993, Princeton University Press, 500 pages, $30.

Sparrows of the United States and Canada: A Photographic Guide
David Beadle and James Rising, 2001, Princeton University Press, 320 pages, $30.

New World Blackbirds: The Icterids
Alvaro Jaramillo and Peter Burke, 1999, Princeton University Press, 431pages, $65.

Warblers of the Americas        
John Dunn and Kimball Garrett, 1997, Houghton Mifflin, $20.

A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds (2nd Edition)
Paul Baicich and J.O. Harrison, 2005, Princeton University Press, 416 pages, $30.

Whose Bird? Common Bird Names and the People They Commemorate
Bo Beolens and Michael Watkins, 2004, Yale University Press, $38.


Field Guides

The Sibley Guide to Birds     (North America)
David Sibley, 2000, Knopf Publishing (with Audubon), 535 pages, $35.

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America (5th Edition)
2006, Random House, 504 pages, $24.

National Geographic Photography Guide: Birds
Rulon Simmons, 2002, 160 pages, $22.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific                
Doug Pratt, Phillip Bruner and Delwyn Berrett, 1987, Princeton University Press, 520 pages, $45.

A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies
Herbert Raffaele, 1998, Princeton University Press, 512 pages, $55.

Birds of the West Indies        
James Bond (007), 1993, Houghton Mifflin

The Birds of Cuba
Orlando Guarrido and Arthuro Kirkconnell, 2000, Cornell University Press, 254 pages, $30.

Birds of Trinidad & Tobago    
Richard Ffrench, 1991, Cornell University Press, 448 pages, $40.

A Field Guide to Mexican Birds
Roger Tory Peterson and Edward L. Chalif, 1973, Houghton Mifflin

A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica                        
Gary Stiles and Alexander Skutch, 1989, Cornell University Press, 656 pages, $40.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Panama                
Robert Ridgely and John Gwynne, 1992, Princeton University Press, 412 pages, $50.

Guide to the Birds of Venezuela
Steven Hilty, 2003, Princeton University Press, 928 pages, $55.

The Birds of Ecuador: Field Guide (Volume 2)
Robert Ridgely and Paul Greenfield, 2001, Cornell University Press, 816 pages, $50.

The Birds of Ecuador: Status, Distribution and Taxonomy (Volume 1)
Robert Ridgely and Paul Greenfield, 2001, Cornell University Press, 768 pages, $70.

A Guide to the Birds of the Galapagos Islands
Isabel Castro and Antonia Phillips, 1997, Princeton University Press, 144 pages, $30.        

A Guide to the Birds of Peru
James Clements & Noam Shany, 2001, Ibis Publishing, 540 pages, $60.
                                           
Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica
Martin de la Perla, 2001, Princeton University Press, 304 pages, $25.

The Complete Guide to the Birds of Europe
Mullarney, Zetterstrom, Svensson and Grant, 2002, Princeton University Press, 400 pages, $50.

Field Guide to the Birds of the Middle East
R. Porter, Christensen, and Schiermacker-Hansen, 2001, Princeton University Press, 480 pages, $35.

A Field Guide to the Raptors of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa
William Clark, 1999, Oxford University Press, 396 pages

A Field Guide to the Birds of the USSR
Vladimeer Flint, 1988, Princeton University Press

A Field Guide to the Birds of China                        
MacKinnon and Phillipps, 2004, Oxford University Press

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India and the Indian Subcontinent
Bikram Grewal, 2003, Princeton University Press, 520 pages, $30.

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia
Morten Strange, 2003, Princeton University Press, 400 pages, $30.

A Field Guide to the Birds of West Malaysia and Singapore
Alan Jeyarajasingam and Alan Pearson, 1999, Oxford University Press, 460 pages, $55.

A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines
Kennedy, Gonzales, Dickinson, Miranda, and Fisher, 2000, Oxford University Press, 369 pages, $37.

A Guide to birds of Mexico and Northern Central America
Steve Howell and Sophie Webb, Oxford University Press, 1995, 850 pages, $40.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra,  Java, and Bali        
MacKinnon and Phillipps, 1996, Oxford University Press.

Birds of New Guinea                                        
Bruce Beehler, Thane Pratt, and Dale Zimmerman, 1986, Princeton University Press, 295 pages, $60.

Birds of Africa South of the Sahara                        
Ian Sinclair and Peter Ryan, 2004, Princeton University Press, 760 pages, $48.

The Birds of Western and Central Africa
Ber Van Perlo, 2002, Princeton University Press, 381 pages, $28.        

A Guide to the Birds of Western Africa
Nik Barrow and Ron Demey, 2002, Princeton University Press, 816 pages, $75.

Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania                
Dale Zimmerman, Don Turner, and David Pearson, 1999, Princeton University Press, 576 pages, $30.

California Birds                                        
Arnold Small, Ibis Publishing

Where to Watch Birds in Africa        
Nigel Wheatley, 2000, Princeton University Press, 432 pages, $23.

Where to Watch Birds in Asia                        
Nigel Wheatley, 1999, Princeton University Press, pages, $23.

Where to Watch Birds in Australia and Oceania
Nigel Wheatley, 1998, Princeton University Press, 448 pages, $55.

Where to Watch Birds in South America        
Nigel Wheatley, 2000, Princeton University Press, 431 pages, $23.

Where to Watch Birds in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean
Nigel Wheatley and David Brewer, 2002, Princeton University Press, 448 pages, $23.

Where to Watch Birds in Europe and Russia                 
Nigel Wheatley, 2000, Princeton University Press, 432 pages, $23.

We are adding new books to the BirdSchool Library all the time, so check back for new additions!



Publishers:

You can contact these publishing companies to buy bird books listed above:

Princeton University Press                                         http://pup.princeton.edu
41 William Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5237;    609-258-4900

Yale University Press                               http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/home.asp
Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040;    203-432-0960        

Oxford University Press                http://www.oup.co.uk/academic/science/ornithology
198 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016;     212-726-6000   

Cornell University Press                        http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu
Sage House, 512 East State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850  

Smithsonian Institution Press                http://www.sipress.si.edu
750 - 9 Street NW, Suite 4300, Washington, DC 20560-0950;     800-233-4830

Also, check with these excellent retail outlets:

American Birding Association            http://www.abasales.org
Box 6599, Colorado Springs, CO 80934-6599;     800-634-7736

Buteo Books                http://www.buteobooks.com
3130 Laurel Road, Shipman, VA 22971;     800-722-2460

Los Angeles Audubon Bookstore       http://www.laaudubon.org
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90046-6694;    888-522-7428



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Books that everyone who is interested
         in birds should know about:
Black-necked Stork - Australia  
Green Pygmy Goose - Australia
             Golden Eagle
American Avocet - North America
Roseate Spoonbill - tropical Americas
Toco Toucans -   
    Latin America
Tennessee Warbler - Americas
Burrowing Owl
  Americas
Golden Eagle - Northern Hemisphere