10 NEW INTERACTIVE CHECKLISTS

This month (November 2019) ten new Interactive Checklists have been published in the ‘All the World’s Birds’ series of Companion Guides, bringing the total number of ATWB titles that are complete and available for download to 42. (This number has doubled since October 2018.)

 

One of the major challenges facing birders when visiting an unfamiliar part of the world is working out which species they have a chance of connecting with during their visit. Traditional regional field guides, of course, are indispensable, but they have a number of shortcomings:

  • they are published and updated infrequently, meaning they cannot provide the latest information about species, regional distribution etc
  • they are generally inclusive, meaning they describe every bird species that has been recorded in the region, leaving the reader to sift through the vagrants, casuals and irruptive species that visiting birders are a lot less likely to encounter

To save birdwatchers the trouble of trawling through online information to supplement the details in their regional field guides, the All the World’s Birds (ATWB) Companion Guides series of Interactive Checklists is here to help. Over time, this series of eBooks will provide a library of up to date listings for areas of the world that are popular with birders. Already there are 17 Interactive Checklists to choose from covering areas of Indian Subcontinent and Wallacea, and now South-east Asia and North-west South America.

All of the ATWB 2020 series of Interactive Checklists embrace the latest taxonomy, including the recent major re-sequencing of Non-Passerine families.

 

To see all the currently available titles in the ‘All the World’s Birds’ Interactive Checklist series, search in the Books section of your local Amazon site for ATWBICOr, click here to see all ATWBIC titles on Amazon USor here to see all ATWBIC titles on Amazon UK.

 

The ten new eBooks in the ATWB INTERACTIVE CHECKLIST series are:

All the World’s Birds 2020: Interactive Checklist
NON-PENINSULAR MYANMAR

All the World’s Birds 2020: Interactive Checklist
ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

All the World’s Birds 2020: Interactive Checklist
PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

Click here to see the above three titles on Amazon US; or here to see them on Amazon UK. [You may need to click again if Amazon interprets your search incorrectly.]

All the World’s Birds 2020: Interactive Checklist
WESTERN LOWLAND ECUADOR

All the World’s Birds 2020: Interactive Checklist
ANDEAN ECUADOR

All the World’s Birds 2020: Interactive Checklist
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR

All the World’s Birds 2020: Interactive Checklist
WESTERN LOWLAND PERU

All the World’s Birds 2020: Interactive Checklist
ANDEAN PERU

All the World’s Birds 2020: Interactive Checklist
AMAZONIAN PERU

All the World’s Birds 2020: Interactive Checklist
GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS

Click here to see the above seven titles on Amazon US; or here to see them on Amazon UK. [You may need to click again if Amazon interprets your search incorrectly.]

 

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Some details …

 

Each ATWB Companion Guide deals with the birds to be found in a particular PART of the IOC bird list; a WORLD REGION or sub-region; or an area of the world popular with birders (e.g. North-east India).  All have a number of important features, including:

– A complete taxonomic listing of bird species

– An indication of where in each region each bird family and species can be found in its native state

– Spotlighted species that have a restricted regional or worldwide range

 

However, perhaps the key feature of all eBooks in the Companion Guide series is the way you can quickly and simply access relevant, up to date online information about every featured bird species. If your reading device is connected to the internet, a single click will take you to a search results page for a species, from where you can continue to search for additional information to whatever level of detail you desire.

 

The ‘All the World’s Birds’ series of Companion Guides derives its taxonomy, English names and scientific names from The IOC World Bird List, an open access resource maintained by the International Ornithological Congress (IOC). The IOC bird list is hosted on a dedicated World Bird Names website, which provides access to the list in various different formats. The version of the IOC bird list used in the ‘All the World’s Birds 2020’ series of Companion Guides is Version 9.2, published June 22 2019.

 

To see all the currently available titles in the ‘All the World’s Birds’ series, search in the Books section of your local Amazon site for ATWBOr, click here to see all ATWB titles on Amazon USor here to see all ATWB titles on Amazon UK.

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About Charles R Stubbs

Charles has earned his living by writing for more than 10 years. His first novel, a thriller, 'Web of Deceit', has been published as an eBook on Amazon. Previously a senior executive in the UK telecommunications industry, since 2001 Charles has crafted sales and marketing literature for major organisations – some of them household names – enabling them to improve their business performance.

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