Best Bird Books, 2020

“It’s the most invidious time of the year….”

For all its horrors, 2020 did see the appearance of lots of eagerly awaited bird books. I haven’t read them all–it’s just not possible any more, given the pace of publication nowadays–but here are some favorites among those I have got around to so far. (The cover images are linked to the catalogue pages at Buteo Books.)

Peterson Reference Guide to Bird Behavior
Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America, Seventh Edition
American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Hawaii
Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl
Birds of Maine