BOOK REVIEW, PERIODICALS AND NEWSLETTERS
|CANARIES AND RELATED BIRDS
This exciting book is designed for maximum
information on Canary related species. Coverage includes selecting and caring for these
species in captivity as well as their habits in the wild.
|THE BIRDS OF SOUTH AMERICA
Robert Ridgely & Guy Tudor
This book is a must for up-to-date
information on South American songbirds with some excellent illustrations by Guy Tudor.
|THE BIRDS OF
Volume I & II
by Robert Ridgely & Paul Greenfield
Ever since I heard that Paul Greenfield and Robert Ridgely were working on this unique and comprehensive coverage of Ecuadorian birds I was anxiously awaiting my copies and I can sincerely recommend these books to anyone planning a holiday to this part of the world. Ecuador has highest density of birds species of any country in the world including Saffron Siskins and many other Siskin species and subspecies.
|HANDBUCH der CARDUELIDEN
Dr Hans Clasen & Karlheinz Massoth
By Peter Clement, Alan Harris, John Davis
Christopher Helm Publishers
A complete file of color plates and range maps for easy identification of species and subspecies of most Carduelan birds, especially the birds from Europe, Africa and Asia. All of the Siskin species and subspecies are listed as well. I think it is a one of those "must have"
for all Carduelan breeders.
|IL CARDELLINO EURASIATICO
by Giorgio de Baseggio and Massimo Natale
Probably the only thorough coverage of Siskin species and subspecies since W.E. Clyde Todd. The author has paid special attention to assembling details on the habits of these birds in the wild and their behaviour in captivity. Though the text is in Italian, it has many colour photographs and some incredible hand sketches by the author himself.
By Dr. Carlos Ortega
This book written by Dr. Ortega provides
breeders detailed description and information about the two subspecies of the (Spinus
xanthogaster) as well as their keeping and requirements in captivity
|Goldfinches and their Mutations
Published by the ICC Holland
This booklet is published by the International Carduelan Club Holland. Contains information on keeping and breeding Goldfinches and their mutations.
For information on how to obtain this publication please contact
Mr. Rien Pieters
64 pages 23 colour photos maps etc.
(At present only available in Dutch language)
Your Bird Needs an Avian Veterinarian,
guide to the
BIRDS OF COLOMBIA
By: Steven L.Hilty and L. Brown
Illustrated by: Gay Tudor
with John Gwynne, H. Wayne Trim, Michel Kleinbaum
Published by: Princeton University Press
ISBN 0-691-08371-1 (Alk. paper)
ISBN 0-691-08372-X (pbk)
Although I paid $157.25 for this book, since it is the right size for the Glove box, especially if you are planning a trip to Colombia, Peru or Ecuador. It is definitely one of the better books on the market, not as descriptive as "The Birds of South America" but if you are not so interested in subspecies but need reference on non-Carduelan species as well then this is the book you need . I used it in Ecuador while on expedition searching for the Saffron Siskins.
Articles on Parrots and other larger birds often dominate this magazine. Up- to-date information provided on the latest laws, conventions and other hot issues of the bird world.
An Australian magazine on bird issues in Australia and around the world. Its focus is primarily on larger birds.
Birder's world provides
readers with information on the wild population of North American birds. Beautifully
illustrated, often with stunning photos of Carduelan species.
This is an excellent German magazine
designed for all aviculturists. Illustrated with many rare species of birds currently bred
This magazine is similar
to Die Voliere. Though also written in German, it can be appreciated by all as it
has outstanding photos of many rare species.
I would recommend
this publication to all mutation breeders. For although it is written in French, it often
has beautiful colour photographs of rare mutations within various species.
Equivalent to AFA Birdwatch, this Spanish
magazine contains a wealth of information on European aviculture, medication, breeding,
Published in the UK, the information in
this magazine has been compiled to meet the needs and wants of all kinds of bird
An outstanding North American publication designed
for maximum information on breeding, feeding, health care, etc of all kinds of bird
This bi-monthly magazine contains very interesting articles on South American birds. Information on this publication can be found on the web at www.ao.com.br
(Ornithology and Nature)
New Italian publication written for Aviculturists and Ornithologists of all levels. Very highly informative and beautifully illustrated magazine. For subscription please see www.alcedoedizioni.com
CLUB PUBLICATIONS AND NEWSLETTERS
This newsletter, which is an official publication of The North American Federation of Aviculture - Red Siskin Recovery Project, is published quarterly. As we all know, Red Siskins are just about extinct in the wild and this letter provides information on the successes and problems associated with keeping and breeding theserare birds. For more information on how to obtain this publication please contact the Project Director, AFA Red Siskin Recovery Project Dr. Darrel K. Styles firstname.lastname@example.org
SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA
publication of The Finch Society of Australia. Featuring interesting articles on keeping
and breeding finches in Australia.
FINCH AND SOFTBILL SOCIETY
publication specialising only in finches and softbills. It contains informative articles
on these birds.
magazine is a wealth of information on Carduelan species for those aviculturists familiar
with the German language.
SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY-NEWSLETTER
Information and articles on finch keeping in San Diego county.
RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE AND VIDEO PUBLICATIONS FOR BIRD CLUBS
LABORATORY OF ORNITHOLOGY
See, Hear, and Identify the birds of North America with world-renowned birding authority, Roger Tory Peterson.
A revolutionary new breakthrough for Birders, this program provides a comprehensive database of nearly 1,000 North American bird species. It includes the text and artwork of Peterson's Field Guides, plus bird songs, photographs, range maps, video tutorial, a bird finder tool, one-button-access to the Internet and much much more!
Obtainable from www.ornith.cornell.edu
By Oscar Abener Fenalti
This video is presently available only in NTSC (Nth American format). It is an excellent addition to any bird enthusiast's library. You can obtain these videos from Atualidades Ornitologicas
Also check out this link www.ao.com.br/produtos.htm for CD's books etc.
FOOD for CARDUELAN BIRDS
By Jürgen Franz
This video is presently available in PAL with
narration in German. The information and visual content will supply more than ample
information in how to feed Carduelan Birds from wild seeds. You can obtain this
video from Jürgen
Franz or contact
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