Author Topic: Helpful literature and websites for identifying Guianese bird species  (Read 3711 times)

Offline Auke

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Hello all,

I’ve made a list of books and websites which I think can be helpful for identifying bird species living in the Guianas. To increase the usefulness of the list I’ve added some short descriptions. If you have additions or other remarks (like if you notice dead links or spelling errors), please post them as a reply to this message and I will include them in this list when I've got time. :)

Auke



BOOKS
Carbonell M. & Garvin J. (editors) 2002. Conozca sus patos / Know your ducks. Ducks Unlimited, Memphis, Tenessee, U.S.A. 71 pp. ISBN 1-932052-04-6.
In English and Spanish. A small booklet with color drawings and short diagnostic descriptions of the various duck species living in the Caribbean, Central America and northern South America.

Haverschmidt, F., and G. F. Mees. 1994. Birds of Suriname. VACO Uitgeversmaatschappij, Paramaribo. 584 p. ISBN: 999140029-X.
In English. A large book dealing with just about all species known from Suriname at that time. Extensive information, especially regarding nesting and clutch size. Very high quality color drawings.

Hilty S.L. 2003. Birds of Venezuela (2nd edition). Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. 875 pp. ISBN 0-691-09250-8.
In English, with added Spanish species names. A large field guide for the identification of Venezuelan bird species with also a high relevance for birdwatchers in the Guianas. Color drawings, (field) diagnostic descriptions and information regarding voice, behavior, habitat and distribution.

Ottema O. 2002. De wilde vogels van Paramaribo / Wild birds of Paramaribo. STINASU, Paramaribo, Suriname. 100 pp. ISBN 99914-9640-8.
In English and Dutch. Color and black-and-white drawings adopted from various sources. Condensed information on physical characteristics, behavior, food preferences and either breeding or migratory habits of 100 species commonly seen in and around Paramaribo.

Ottema O., Ribot J.H.J.M & Spaans A.L. 2009. Annotated checklist of the birds of Suriname. WWF Guianas. Paramaribo, Suriname. 144 pp. ISBN 978-99914-7-022-1.
In English. A checklist of Surinamese birds including their preferred habitats and their status in the main life zones of the country. Annexes cover new country records and hypothetical, rare, migratory, erroneously cited, endemic and special concern species.

Solanus-Essers, Fr. M. (ND). – Surinaamse zangvogels en andere. Boekhandel Rafaël N.V. 54 p.
In Dutch. A booklet with simple black-and-white drawings and limited information dealing with several common Surinamese bird species.

Spaans A.L. 2003. Kustvogels van Suriname / Coastal birds of Suriname. STINASU, Paramaribo, Suriname. 144 pp. ISBN 99914-855-0-3.
In English and Dutch. Color and black-and-white drawings adopted from various sources. Condensed information on physical characteristics, behavior, food preferences and either breeding or migratory habits of 100 species commonly seen along the Surinamese coast. Some additional information regarding the various habitats encountered in this area.

Spaans, A. L., O. H. Ottema, and J. H. J.M. Ribot. 2015. – Field Guide to the Birds of Suriname. Brill. 634 p. ISBN13: 9789004249295.
The latest book dealing with the avifauna of Suriname. Extensive written information and color drawings of all at the time known Surinamese bird species. Despite several errors indispensible for bird watchers in Suriname.

Van den bergh-Lodewyckx C. 2009. Vogels van Peperpot: Een inleiding / Birds of Peperpot: An introduction. WWF Guianas, Paramaribo, Suriname. ISBN 978-99914-7-017-7.
In English and Dutch. Color photos and short descriptions of physical characteristics, behavior, habitat etc. of a limited number of birds often encountered at Peperpot, an old plantation in Commewijne near Paramaribo.

Van den bergh-Lodewyckx, C. 2012. – Vogels van Warappa / Birds of Warappa.  Warappa Foundation, Wanica. 143 p. ISBN: 978-9991471365.
In English and Dutch. Color photos and short descriptions of physical characteristics, behavior, habitat etc. of 40 bird species often encountered at Warappa, an old plantation in Commewijne near Paramaribo.


WEBSITES
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/guybirdintro.html
In English. An online checklist of Guyanese birds including info on habitat preference and abundance.

http://www.surinamebirds.nl/php/intro_e.php
In English and Dutch. A website with lots of info, including distribution maps and many photos, of the various bird species of Suriname. Also information on Surinamese birding hotspots.

http://www.gepog.org/Photos-et-chants-doiseaux/Photos-doiseaux
In French, partly in English too. A website with many beautiful photos, sounds and much, much, more about the birds of French Guiana.
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Offline abaglan

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Re: Helpful literature and websites for identifying Guianese bird species
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 29 August 2014, 12:46:08 PM »
This web site can be hepfull for the Fench Guiana

http://www.gepog.org/Photos-et-chants-doiseaux/Photos-doiseaux

Offline Auke

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Re: Helpful literature and websites for identifying Guianese bird species
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 06 September 2014, 12:11:37 PM »
Thank you abaglan! :thumbs_up: I somehow overlooked your message for some time, but I've added this great website to the overview now.

Auke

Offline Gert Veurink

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Re: Helpful literature and websites for identifying Guianese bird species
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 21 March 2015, 05:07:16 PM »
Robin Restall et al - birds of northern south america (helm field guides)