Book review: Shorebirds of North America: the photographic guide

The Wilson Bulletin



As stated in the preface of this new guide, shorebirds are among our most engaging birds. Their ecology and behavior are the subjects of numerous ornithological studies, their identification can challenge the skills of the most serious birdwatchers, and people with a casual interest in birds are captivated by the antics of Sanderlings (Calidris alba) chasing waves along a beach. While some books provide a worldwide perspective on shorebird identification, this book is the first guide devoted solely to identifying every species occurring in North America. Its coverage is truly continental, extending from Alaska to Panama and including the West Indies.

Review info: Shorebirds of North America: the photographic guide. By Dennis R. Paulson, 2005. ISBN: 0691102740, 384 pp.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Book review: Shorebirds of North America: the photographic guide
Series title The Wilson Bulletin
DOI 10.1676/0043-5643(2005)117[0425:OL]2.0.CO;2
Volume 117
Issue 4
Year Published 2005
Language English
Publisher The Wilson Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 2 p.
First page 425
Last page 426