Hudsonian Godwit

To: "'Peter Shute'" <>, "'Jackie Moorhead'" <>, "'David Stowe'" <>, "'Birding-aus (E-mail)'" <>
Subject: Hudsonian Godwit
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 10:17:01 +0930
I've had a hard cover copy for years and the pics are excellente showing
not only male and female plumages, but also non breeding and juveniles
as well. The notes are also very extensive. Wouldn't be without it.

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Peter Shute
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 7:24 AM
To: Jackie Moorhead; David Stowe; Birding-aus (E-mail)
Subject: Hudsonian Godwit

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

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. Cheers,

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