Hudsonian Godwit

To: Jackie Moorhead <>, David Stowe <>, "Birding-aus (E-mail)" <>
Subject: Hudsonian Godwit
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 07:53:45 +1000
Thanks, Bill.  Andrew Isles has none in stock.  The prices at Amazon are odd:  
there are plenty of used copies (hardback) for less than $10, but new ones 
start from over $100.  One copy was $200.  Can anyone explain the price 
differences?  I can't find any evidence that there's more than one edition, 
just hardback or paperback.  I found one comment that the illustrations in the 
paperback edition are poor compared to the hardback.

Peter Shute

From: Jackie Moorhead 
Sent: Saturday, 27 June 2009 7:25 PM
To: Peter Shute; David Stowe; Birding-aus (E-mail)
Subject: Hudsonian Godwit

For those interested in a good field guide for waders, then I would
recommend, "Shorebirds ,an Identification Guide" by Hayman, Marchant and
Prater.It is published by Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston USA. It has all
the waders in the world, about the size of Slater without all the numerous
mistakes that are in all the Australian field guides. All your comments
about the Hudwit are illustrated well in this guide Peter. I bought mine a
few years ago through Andrew Isles for about AUD50 I think. All field guides
should be as good as this landmark one.

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