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BOOK REVIEW, PERIODICALS AND NEWSLETTERS

CANARIES AND RELATED BIRDS 

by Horst Bielfeld 
ISBN 0-86622-646-X
TFN Publication

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 

by Robert Ridgely & Guy Tudor 
ISBN 0-292-70756-8
University of Texas Press

This book is a must for up-to-date information on South American songbirds with some excellent illustrations by Guy Tudor.

THE BIRDS OF ECUADOR
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 

by Dr Hans Clasen & Karlheinz Massoth 
E-mail biotropc@t-online.de
ISBN 3-924512-01-9
The text is in German but the authors have included the English and French names of the birds along with maps where the birds originated from. Beautifully illustrated, it makes an excellent reference book for Siskin enthusiasts.

Finches and Sparrows
By Peter Clement, Alan Harris, John Davis
ISBN 0-7136-5203-9
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. 
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IL CARDELLINO EURASIATICO 
by Giorgio de Baseggio and Massimo Natale
http://www.cardellino.it/e-libro.htm

mnatale@citiesonline.it

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.
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Yellow-Bellied Siskin

By Dr. Carlos Ortega

E-mail: chogui@telcel.net.ve

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
(At the moment available in Spanish language only)
ISBN 980-328-665-X

 

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Goldfinches and their Mutations
Published by the ICC Holland
E-mail: info@pieters-fijnaart.nl
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)

 

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EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!
Click here for Liz Wilson's NEW Book!
Handbook of Avian Articles

Why Your Bird Needs an Avian Veterinarian,
How To Find One, and
How To Tell If You REALLY Have One
..
http://www3.upatsix.com/liz/articles/avianvets.html

 

A 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.

   

PERIODICALS

AFA WATCHBIRD 

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.

www2.upatsix.com/afa/

 AUSTRALIAN BIRDKEEPER 

An Australian magazine on bird issues in Australia and around the world. Its focus is primarily on larger birds.

www.birdkeeper.com.au

 BIRDER'S WORLD 

Birder's world provides readers with information on the wild population of North American birds. Beautifully illustrated, often with stunning photos of Carduelan species.
E-mail: customerservice@kalmbach.com

www.birdersworld.com

 

DIE VOLIERE 

This is an excellent German magazine designed for all aviculturists. Illustrated with many rare species of birds currently bred in captivity.
Fax: +49-51-81-80-0933

 

GEFIEDERTE WELT 

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.
Phone: +49-711-4507-125

LES OISEAUX DU MONDE 

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.
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/edit.revue/

http://members.aol.com/cardueline/HOME.html

http://www.oc-antibes.com

PAJAROS 

Equivalent to AFA Birdwatch, this Spanish magazine contains a wealth of information on European aviculture, medication, breeding, etc.
Fax: +34-96-165 58 19
Web at
http://www.revistapajaros.org/index.htm

BIRD KEEPER 

Published in the UK, the information in this magazine has been compiled to meet the needs and wants of all kinds of bird enthusiasts.
Web site: www.ipc.co.uk

BIRD TIMES

An outstanding North American publication designed for maximum information on breeding, feeding, health care, etc of all kinds of bird species.
Fax: +1-336-292-4272
Web at
http://www.birdtimes.com/

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BRAZILIAN ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
(Atualidades Ornitologicas)

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

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ALCEDO
(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

SISKIN NEWS 

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        dstyles@webtv.net

THE FINCH SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA 

Bi-monthly publication of The Finch Society of Australia. Featuring interesting articles on keeping and breeding finches in Australia.
Editor: Des Dowling
Address: 125 Lee & Clark Rd, Kemps Creek
NSW 2171
E-mail: ?
Phone: (02) 9606-9235

NFSS-NATIONAL FINCH AND SOFTBILL SOCIETY 

Bi-monthly publication specialising only in finches and softbills. It contains informative articles on these birds.
http://www.nfss.org/

 

INTERNATIONALER CARDUELIDEN CLUB 

This magazine is a wealth of information on Carduelan species for those aviculturists familiar with the German language.
Tel.(06152) 33 46
Email:
jnitschky-germann@hti.com

FINCH SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY-NEWSLETTER 

Information and articles on finch keeping in San Diego county.
Membership application to: Wanda Herricks 15650 El Monte Rd.
Lakeside, CA 92040
Tel: 619-443-6927
E-mail: ?
Also order your copy of LET'S TALK BIRDS, written and published by Finch Society of San Diego County
$12 plus $3 postage

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RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE AND VIDEO PUBLICATIONS FOR BIRD CLUBS

CORNELL 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

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PASSARINHOS

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

PASSARINHOS  1

PASSARINHOS  2

Also check out this link www.ao.com.br/produtos.htm for CD's books etc.

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NATURAL 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
Dietrich Berger
Rohrersmühlstr. 12
D-91126 Schwabach
Germany
Tel. 0049-9122-81778
Fax 0049-9122-8158
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he price of the Video is DM 78,80
or US$ 38.40 (including shipping)

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