We are very pleased to announce that Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International are launching a new series of field guides: Lynx and BirdLife International Field Guides.
The main goal of the project is to produce an extensive collection of modern, standardized field guides, with special attention given to countries without any recent or country-level guide.
Notable highlights of the new field guides:
In order to facilitate their use, all of the field guides in the collection follow the same design, and this consistency extends to the taxonomy, which is that of the HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. And to give more prominence to local taxa, all subspecies groups present in the region have full entries as well.
- QR code for each species, linking to the Internet Bird Collection gallery of photos, videos and sounds.
- Subspecies ranges denoted on the maps.
- Illustrations of birds in flight, juveniles and non-breeding plumages.
- Subspecies groups given full accounts.
- Local species name and local conservation status included when available.
The field guides contain illustrations from the Handbook of the Birds of the World series, as well as many additional figures prepared specifically for each publication. The coverage includes males and relevant females and morphs, as well as flying waterfowl, pigeons and doves, ibises, herons, storks, shorebirds, gulls, terns and raptors, as well as a number of juvenile, immature and non-breeding plumages. Once the first title of the collection, Birds of Thailand, is published, more than 500 new illustrations will be added to HBW Alive!