Princeton University Press, January 2012. 512 pages, hard cover, dustwrapper, colour photographs, maps.
Petrels, albatrosses, and storm-petrels are among the least known of all the world’s birds, living their lives at sea far from the sight of most people. Enigmatic and fast-flying, seabirds can be hard to differentiate, due to their similar colouring. Useful worldwide, not just in North America, this photographic guide is based on unrivalled field experience and combines insightful text and hundreds of full-colour images to help identify these remarkable birds. The first book of its kind, this guide features an introduction that explains ocean habitats and the latest developments in taxonomy. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features and are arranged into groups helpful for field identification.