Steve N. G. Howell is an international bird tour leader with WINGS and is widely recognized as one of the world's leading birders and an authority on oceanic birds. His many books include Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide and The Amazing World of Flyingfish (both Princeton). Kirk Zufelt is a physician with a lifelong passion for birds and natural history. A widely published photographer, he has spent more than a year at sea over the past decade studying and photographing the world's seabirds at some of the remotest locations on the planet.
"This breathtaking book is a tour de force for the reader seeking
to identify some of the most difficult, contentious, and
fascinating taxa in the entire world of birds."-Edward S.
Brinkley, author of National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to
Birds of North America
"Steve Howell and Kirk Zufelt are among the keenest and most knowledgeable seabirders. In this excellent book, they pull together what is known about seabirds in a single text. The result is more than just a field guide; it provides the foundation for an appreciation of where we are in understanding seabird taxonomy, distribution and range, and identification."-Robert Flood, Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town
"A pleasure to read, with a casual but technically accurate style, the book covers the latest identification issues, presents an up-to-date taxonomy, and features a definitive collection of photos."-Jeff Davies, art editor and contributing artist to The Australian Bird Guide