Re: Field Guide for Wallacea

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Subject: Re: Field Guide for Wallacea
From: Rafael Furniss <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 16:03:52 +1000 (EST)
I ran a quick search at the Natural History Book Shop in the UK, and came
up with the following (prices in UK pounds, similar here). 3 of them come
out this year. The guide by Brian Coates and David Bishop is expected to
be released in June. It appears to cover the most species (700). I'd ring
Andrew Isles first, if they can't help you try emailing the Natural
History Book Shop.  


The Birds of Wallacea (Sulawesi, The Moluccas & Lesser Sunda Islands,
Indonesia). An Annotated Checklist.    CMN White and MD Bruce 
The 676 species accounts include local names, historical records and
present distribution and status. (1991 reprint) 524 pages, 5 maps. 
Price: GBP 41.25 - 1986 

Wallacea: A Site Guide for Birdwatchers.  D Gibbs  
A privately produced site guide to this group of Indonesian islands.
Entries include details of access, accommodation, map, and species
encountered.  94 pages, maps.  Price: GBP 13.50 - 1990 -  paperback 

A Guide to the Birds of Wallacea, Sulawesi, The Moluccas and Lesser
Sundas, Indonesia.
Brian J Coates and K David Bishop, Illustrated by Dana Gardner 
A major guide to the birds of the region, including the Indonesian islands
of Sulawesi, Timor, the Lesser Sundas and Moluccas. There are 64 colour
plates by Gardner, illustrating c.700 species. In addition to an extensive
text, there are significant plate captions texts, colour photos of
habitats, and area maps.   64 col plates, colour photos, maps, illus.   
Dove, Australia 
Price not yet announced - Publication delayed - due June 1997 - 

The Birds of Sulawesi.   Derek Holmes 
This is the first book to describe and illustrate the birds of Sulawesi.
Of the 278 species found there, 161 species are described in the book;
with brief references to another 88. A complete checklist is also
included. 120 pages, 142 col & 22 b/w illus. 
OUP South-East Asia, Malaysia 
Price: GBP 13.99 - 1996

Birding Indonesia.    Paul Jepson, Bas van Balen, Victor Mason, Margaret
Kinnair and Richard Noske.  Series:   PERIPLUS ADVENTURE GUIDES  Compiled
by the leading authorities on Indonesian birds this is a comprehensive
guide covering birding in the region, containing the most up-to-date
knowledge. The introductory section covers the bird families, an
historical overview of the ornithologists of the region, and recent
conservation efforts. The main body of the text details the premier
birding sites of Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi,
Maluku and Irian Jaya, accompanied by detailed maps. Information on
practical aspects (accommodation, transport, etc) is also provided, as is
an index of English and scientific names.  284 pages, 120 col plates, 40
maps.  Country of Publication: Singapore  
Price: GBP 11.95 - Due March 1997 -  paperback 

Birds of Sabah, Sulawesi and the Lesser Sundas. R Thomas and S Thomas 
Home recording. Covers 70 species, including 6 pittas. Part of a new
series of tapes covering this region.   Price: GBP 11.16* - 1994 -

Birds of Sulawesi.   Steve Smith 
43 species covered, including 22 Wallacean endemics, recorded on a trip
made in July-August 1991.   Price: GBP 7.95* -  cassette
Three Years of Wetland & Waterbird Conservation Activities in Indonesia
October 1987 - September 1990   MJ Silvius and M Zieren  80 pages, b/w
photos, maps.  Wetlands International, Malaysia  Price: GBP 17.50 - 1990 -

The Ecology of Sulawesi.    A Whitten, M Mustafa and G Henderson 
An important work on the environmental problems, ecosystems, resources and
human aspects of this little known region of Indonesia, drawing on
information and research from over 1600 sources.  Col & b/w photos,
figs, tabs, maps, illus.        Out of print

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