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Bird Book Publishers

This cannot be an exhaustive list of publishers or even birdbook publishers. It is a series of links into those bird book publishers that we know about that are establishing an Internet presence.

So, I have chosen some of the leading names for the use of any of you budding authors or illustrators looking for a suitable publisher!

Useful Information

Avian Review

This website is for birders and has two key purposes, which come from two questions that have always driven me in my search of bird books. One: What other bird books exist in the different categories of countries, family groups, or species? Two: What's in these books and should I buy them?

Other Links

Allen & Unwin


Allen & Unwin are now the distributors of a range of ornithological books including Christopher Helm and Pica Press in Australia and New Zealand.

American Association of University Presses


An on line catalogue of publications by all the American Universities.

Arlequin Press


Arlequin Press began publishing Natural History Books in 1992. The founder an active ornithologist and natural history book collector combined his professional expertise as publisher with his life long interests to create a company that produces books for those who enjoy birdwatching, the natural world and those who appreciate wildlife art. Careful selection of material has ensured that Arlequin Press now has a fine reputation for publishing excellent natural history titles. All of our books are available to purchase from us, from bookshops, from specialist retailers such as the RSPB and Wildlife Trust Shops throughout the UK and online from various sites.

Balogh Scientific Books


In addition to offering you many books in our catalogues, we also do special orders. If you don't see a book you want in our catalogues, just email us and we will order it for you…

Bloomsbury Publishing plc


We have already started developing and exploiting A&C Black's huge library of content. One of our objectives is to increase significantly sales in export markets…

Buckingham Press Ltd


Buckingham Press is a small family-run company dedicated to publishing books and other printed products of the highest quality and value to active birdwatchers. Since 1980 it has produced The Birdwatcher’s Yearbook, which many people consider the ‘bible of the birding world’ because of its comprehensive coverage of the UK birding scene. The Best Birdwatching Sites series of books are now the first choice for birdwatchers wanting trustworthy information and enthusiastic writing, while the ID Insights Pocket Cards are a portable fail-safe way to have identification help at hand when you most need it…

Christopher Helm


Birders throughout the world will be familiar with the range of beautifully illustrated monographs from Christopher Helm. Each book is well written and informative, covering identification, field characters, breeding and distribution. A must for serious birdwatchers…

Crossbill Guides foundation


The Crossbill Guides foundation aims to increase the public support for and understanding of nature conservation in Europe. This aim is realised by communicating to the general public, mainly via our guidebooks, the wealth of ecological treasures in Europe. In this we focus not only on interested lay people and ecotourists, but also the wider constituency of European travellers…

Evans Mitchell Books


Evans Mitchell Books is a small independent UK book Publisher specialising in high quality photographic, cookery and natural history books. All of our books are superbly illustrated in full colour throughout and are produced to the highest quality. We work with renowned photographers and editors from around the world, providing them with the opportunity to fully explore the potential of their subject…

Hancock House


Hancock House started publishing under the name and imprint of the Hancock Wildlife Conservation Center in the late 1960s, began Hancock House Publishers about 1971 and was incorporated in 1975. Since that time we have largely focused on the north west coast regional publishing. Also during the early 1980s We did operate a wholesale and remainder book division that focused on the sale of all western titles and had the valuable experience of starting three bookstores. After about 5 years of these related activities, each of which was initiated to further the sales of our published titles, we refocused exclusively on the publishing program.

Harper Collins - Books


Reviews and an on line sales service from this publisher…

Indiana University Press


Indiana University Press has published to date five highly acclaimed books on the birds of Indiana and surrounding states. The individual selections below offer sample text and selected images from these books…

Johns Hopkins University Press


Mericas oldest university press - A leader and innovator in scholarly publishing since 1878, the Johns Hopkins University Press publishes and distributes books, journals, and online collections for a worldwide audience of students, professionals, and general readers…

Lynx Edicions


Details of all the Lynx Edicions publications including their super Handbook of the Birds of the World.

New Holland Publishers


Has a large and growing list of more than 150 titles on birds and other wildlife, with a strong list of garden bird books (eg Garden Bird Year, Common Garden Bird Calls), field guides (eg European Bird Guide, Birds of South-East Asia) and titles by big name authors (eg Bill Oddie's Birds of Britain and Ireland, Chris Packham's Back Garden nature Reserve, Steve Backshall's Deadly 60).

Oxford University Press


Lots of information about the publishing house as well as a facility to buy direct.

Oxford University Press (USA)


As above… but the US arm.

Random House


Publishing many imprints including Jonathon Cape etc.

Sanders Books


Internet Guide to Birds and Birding - The book is aimed at everyone interested in birds -- from the casual backyard birdwatcher to the serious, list-keeping birder.

Stackpole Books (US)


A US Publisher you can buy direct from. Publishing Quality Books on Nature, Outdoor Sports, Fly Fishing, Civil War, History, Crafts & Hobbies, and Military Reference since 1927…

Texas University Press


UT Library Online is designed to introduce you to many of those improvements as well as to provide detailed information on our ongoing services and expanding resources.

Whittles Publishing


An independent Scottish publisher which includes a number of nature books among its titles…



WildGuides is a not-for-profit publisher of natural history ID Guides and Travel Guides, raising funds for conservation through the proceeds of sales. Our titles fall into 3 main groups; British fauna and fauna photographic ID guides, walks and drives through Europe’s top wildlife destinations, and guides for travelling naturalists to such places as Antarctica, South Georgia, Seychelles etc…