Bird books for the United States and each individual state

Last Updated on January 26, 2024 by Greg Gillson

This post lists to bird books at Amazon for each state.

I plan to update this page with more useful state-related items as I find them.

Legally, I’m supposed to tell you: “As an Amazon Associate I earn commissions from qualifying purchases.” If you purchase items from Amazon from a link on this page, I may earn a small commission with no added cost to you. Thank you in advance. I really appreciate it.–Greg

 

Photo of bird books and binoculars

United States

The National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America is my favorite and constantly updated. Every species found north of Mexico, including all rarities. 7th Edition from 2017 is the newest.

This National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds is the best… and that was before it was updated in November 2019!

 

Alabama

Stan Tekiela’s beginners guide is from 2006. He has one for every state.

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Alaska

Birds of Alaska Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides) 2023

Arizona

Birds of Arizona Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides) 2021

Arkansas

Birds of Arkansas Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides) 2011

California

Birds of California Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides)2022

Colorado

Amazon link to books on birds of Colorado

Connecticut

Amazon link to books on birds of Connecticut

Delaware

Amazon link to books on birds of Delaware

Florida

Amazon link to books on birds of Florida

Georgia

Amazon link to books on birds of Georgia

Hawaii

Amazon link to books on birds of Hawaii

Idaho

Amazon link to books on birds of Idaho

Illinois

Amazon link to books on birds of Illinois

Indiana

 

 

Amazon link to birds of Indiana

 

Iowa

Amazon link to books on birds of Iowa

Kansas

Amazon link to books on birds of Kansas

Kentucky

Amazon link to books on birds of Kentucky

Louisiana

Amazon link to books on birds of Louisiana

Maine

Amazon link to books on birds of Maine

Maryland

Amazon link to books on birds of Maryland

Massachusetts

Amazon link to books on birds of Massachusetts

Michigan

Amazon link to books on birds of Michigan

Minnesota

New in 2019:

Amazon link to books on birds of Minnesota

Mississippi

Amazon link to books on birds of Mississippi

Missouri

Amazon link to books on birds of Missouri

Montana

Amazon link to books on birds of Montana

Nebraska

Amazon link to books on birds of Nebraska

Nevada

Amazon link to books on birds of Nevada

New Hampshire

Amazon link to books on birds of New Hampshire

New Jersey

Amazon link to books on birds of New Jersey

New Mexico

Amazon link to the birds of New Mexico.

 

New York

Amazon link to books on birds of New York

North Carolina

Amazon link to books on birds of North Carolina

North Dakota

Amazon link to books on birds of North Dakota

Ohio

New for April 2020: Birds of Ohio!

Amazon link to books on birds of Ohio

Oklahoma

Amazon link to books on birds of Oklahoma

Oregon

 

My wife, Marlene, really likes this beginner’s guide to the most common Oregon birds from Lone Pine Publishing.

Hey! Authors Swanson and Smith used many of my personal bird photos to illustrate their wonderful book! Must See Birds of the Pacific Northwest.

Amazon link to books on birds of Oregon

Pennsylvania

Amazon link to books on birds of Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Amazon link to books on birds of Rhode Island

South Carolina

Amazon link to books on birds of South Carolina

South Dakota

Amazon link to books on birds of South Dakota

Tennessee

Amazon link to books on birds of Tennessee

Texas

Amazon link to books on birds of Texas

Utah

Amazon link to books on birds of Utah

Vermont

Amazon link to books on birds of Vermont

Virginia

Amazon link to books on birds of Virginia

Washington

Amazon link to books on birds of Washington

West Virginia

 

Amazon link to books on birds of West Virginia

Wisconsin

Amazon link to books on birds of Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

New in 2017:

Amazon link to books on birds of Wyoming


 

Related: Best bird watching books for beginners

 


 

Comments 5
  1. Thank you for this list. Is there a reason that you did not include Sibley Birds?

  2. Lisa, the reason Sibley was not included is that there was a horrible (over-dark) printing problem with one of the printings of the 2nd Edition. You can't buy online and determine which printing you'll get.

    Certainly, if you get a chance to buy a book you can view in person, do so. (Hint: Look for bad LIME GREEN Orange-crowned Warbler and PURPLE Scarlet Tanager.)

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