Best Field Guide for waders

Subject: Best Field Guide for waders
From: David Adams <>
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 10:24:06 +1100
> I put the question to the list as, despite many redeeming features
> (excellent maps, ID features with illustrations, nests and eggs guide, etc.)
> in the Moorecombe field guide, I didn't find the wader illustrations very
> helpful. I couldn't choose between the guides of Simpson and Day and the
> Pizzey and Knight. The response from Birding-Aus was unanimous: "Shorebirds
> - An identification guide to the waders of the world". By Peter Hayman, John
> Marchant and Tony Prater. Published by Christopher Helm, this book is out of
> print. 

Thanks for the information. To make my question more specific, I'm
trying to sort out if the only recommended edition is the original
1986 hardcover, or if any of the reprints or revised editions include
plates printed at high quality.


 David Adams
 Bermagui 2546 NSW
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