Quick indexes to birding field guides (plus HBW)
John van der Woude via www.jvanderw.nl (trip reports)
In the field one often wants to find a certain plate in the field guide as quickly as possible. So I made alphabetical quick indexes to the plates of our field guides if they don't have a quick index themselves. The index entries are at the level of families and often genera.
You can download them below. They are in Word format unless stated otherwise, and will fit in/on the back cover of the field guide.
If you have made such quick indexes yourself and want to share them on this page, please let me know (use above link).
Quick index HBW Illustrated Checklist volume 1
Quick index HBW Illustrated Checklist volume 2 (provided by Robert "Swissboy" on Birdforum)
HBW - Handbook of the Birds of the World, vols. 1 - 16, quick index at family level:
HBWindexalfab.doc or as pdf: HBWindexalfab.pdf
Quick index to the BWP - Handbook of the Birds of the Western Palearctic vol. I - IX
indexBirdsIsrael.doc Hadoram Shirihai's handbook
indexCollinsEurope2.doc - the second edition (Svensson et al. 2010) of the standard field guide for Europe.
[ indexCollinsEuro.doc the first edition (1999); also in pdf: index_collins_europe.pdf ; also available in Dutch ]
indexNGS.doc North America - Nat.Geogr.Soc. 3rd ed.
indexSibleyguide.doc North America - Sibley Guide
indexmexico.doc Howell & Webb
indexcostaricaGarriguesDean.xls the new guide for Costa Rica (this index provided by Guus van Duin)
indexcuba.doc Garrido/Kirkconnell (Helm edition)
indexSongbirdsSouthAmerica.doc Ridgely & Tudor - Field guide to the Songbirds of South America (2009)
indexbhandes.doc Birds of the High Andes
indexPeruSchulenberg.pdf Birds of Peru Schulenberg et al. 2nd edition (provided by Alan&Carol from Canada: taken from a post by Jim M on birdforum and further improved)
indexBrazilvanPerloCA.xls - Brazil field guide Van Perlo (this index provided by Chuck Almdale). Also as one-page docx: indexBrazilPerlo1page.docx
indexbrasilaves.doc Aves do Brasil (Souza)
indexbrazil.doc Birds of Brazil (Souza)
indexsouthcone.doc Collins of Southern South America
indexArgentinaFG Birds of Argentina by Mark Pearman and Juan I. Areta (2020)
indexGambia.doc Gambia field guide (Barlow et al.)
indexWestAfrica.doc Birds of Western Africa (Borrow & Demey)
index_SA_Sinclair3.doc Birds of Southern Africa 3rd edition
indexNorthIndia.doc Grimmett & Inskipp 2003 Birds of Northern India
indexSouthAsiaRipleyRasmAnd2005alf.doc The Ripley guide (Rasmussen et al.) South Asia 2005
indexIndianSubcGrimmettInskipp2008alf.doc Grimmett & Inskipp Indian Subcontinent 2008
indexSEAsiaRobson2005alf.doc the 2005 edition of Craig Robson's field guide for Southeast Asia
(plus an adaptation for the 2000 edition, provided by Nicolaas van Zalinge)
indexmalaysiawest.doc West Malaysia and Singapore (Jeyarajasingam & Pearson) 1st edition
indexmalaysiawest2.xls - 2nd edition (this index provided by Syafiq Sivakumaran)
indexThailand.doc Birds of Thailand by Craig Robson 2002
indexBorneoSumatraJavaBali.xls MacKinnon & Phillips 1993, reprint 2007 (this index provided by Syafiq Sivakumaran)
indexBirdsIndonesiaArch.docx the Lynx field guide (2016) for Indonesia NEW
indexchinaMackinnon.xls MacKinnon en Phillipps, Birds of China (this index provided by Guus van Duin)
indexPhilippinesKennedy.doc Field guide Philippines by Kennedy et al. 2000/2009
indexNewGuinea.docx Lynx' Birds of New Guinea 2017 NEW
indexPlatesNewGuineaBeehler1986-NvZ.doc Birds of New Guinea (Beehler, Pratt and Zimmerman, 1986; this index provided by Nicolaas van Zalinge)
indexAustraliaPizzeyKnight8.doc Australia Pizzey & Knight 8th ed.
indexAustraliaSlater2008.doc Australia Slater 2008