Birds of the West Indies Second Edition


Birds of the West Indies Second Edition is fully illustrated, easy to use, and completely up-to-date. It is the only field guide that covers all of the bird species known to occur in the region.


Author: Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando Garrido, Allan Keith, & Janis Raffaele
Illustrator: Primary illustrations by Tracy Pedersen and Kristin Williams, with additional illustrations by Don Radovich, Cynthie Fisher, and Bart Rulon
ISBN: 9780691180519
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Year of Publication: 2020
288 pages

Birds of the West Indies Second Edition has been fully updated and expanded (2020).

This stunningly illustrated book features detailed accounts of more than 600 species, describing identification field marks, range, status, voice, and habitat. There are more than 100 beautiful color plates that depict plumages of all species—including those believed to have recently become extinct—as well as distribution maps, a color code for endemic birds, and an incisive introduction that discusses avifaunal changes in the West Indies in the past fifteen years and the importance of conservation.

  • Covers more than 60 new species, including vagrants, introductions, and taxonomic splits
  • Updates the status of every species
  • Features illustrations for all new species and improved artwork for warblers and flycatchers
  • Color codes endemic species confined to one or just a few islands
  • Includes many new and enhanced maps
  • Provides bird weights for each species
  • Compact and easy to use in the field

Additional information

Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 7 × .75 in