Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Edition

1) Kenefick, Martyn, Robin Restall and Floyd Hayes. Birds of Trinidad & Tobago. 2011. Helm. Paperback: 272 pages. Price: GBP 24.99 (about $41.05 U.S.).

SUMMARY: Trinidad & Tobago are popular tourist destinations and the islands are also a top location for visiting birders. This comprehensive and portable field guide covers every species found on the islands. The concise text includes descriptions of every species, highlighting plumage variation and distinctions from similar species. The plates use the relevant images from Birds of Northern South America to create new plates specific for Trinidad & Tobago.
     This new edition has been completely revised. The plates have been extensively re-worked, with many images replaced and repainted. As a result, there are now eight extra plates, and some groups, such as flycatchers, have been repainted almost in entirety. The text has also been updated.
     This new edition supersedes all previous field guides to these popular islands.
RECOMMENDATION: The page count has increased from 256 to 272 pages. A must have for birders interested in these islands, even if you own the first edition! This edition WON'T be co-published here in North America.


  1. Any idea when/where we in the USA can get a copy? I have 30+ birders lined up to visit T&T from October through February 2012 and have told them all to hold off purchasing this stupendous field guide until the second edition becomes available. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy! I've led 71 birding tours to T&T and have found this book absolutely brilliant and yet concise enough to be field-friendly.

  2. HI Bill:
    I just learned that Buteo Books: is trying to import this title, soon stay tuned! Ian