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All the Birds of the World

All the Birds of the World

For the first time ever, you can contemplate All the Birds of the World together in a single easy-to-use, fully illustrated volume. Created for a broad public, from novice birders to expert ornithologists and anyone interested in the spectacular diversity of birds, this book has something for everyone.


  • Presents every taxon accepted as a species by any of the four major world lists: 11,524 in total.
  • 20,865 illustrations covering sexual dimorphism, morphs and many distinctive subspecies.
  • 11,558 distribution maps, with notes on altitudinal ranges.
  • All 3313 one-country endemic species marked.
  • IUCN/BirdLife International conservation status given.
  • Taxonomic treatment by the four major world lists indicated and compared for each species.
  • Nomenclatural discrepancies explained.
  • All English and scientific names from eBird included.
  • QR codes for instant access to videos, photos and sound recordings, species-by-species.
  • Checkboxes for personal record-keeping.
  • All species known to have become extinct since the year 1500 presented separately in their own appendix.
  • A 37-page world atlas of colour reference maps, with relevant details of interest to birders and ornithologists.
  • The easiest and most enjoyable way to browse through all the birds of the world.


Also available as a set with All the Mammals of the World - save £9



Josep del Hoyo: Senior Editor of the Handbook of the Birds of the World and co-author of HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World.


Richard Allen, Norman Arlott, Eustace Barnes, Hilary Burn, Clive Byers, John Cox, François Desbordes, Martin Elliott, Martí Franch, Al Gilbert, Alan Harris, Ren Hathway, Mark Hulme, Àngels Jutglar, Francesc Jutglar, Ian Lewington, Toni Llobet, Antoni Lombarte, Alex Mascarell, Dave Nurney, Mònica Puig, Douglas Pratt, David Quinn, Chris Rose, Lluís Sanz, Brian Small, Lluís Solé, Juan Varela, Etel Vilaró, Lyn Wells, Jan Wilczur, Ian Willis, Martin Woodcock & Tim Worfolk.


  • vitalbata (verified owner) – September 17, 2020

    I bought this book. All the birds of the world in one book!!! Awesome monumental work dedicated to getting to know the birds of the world.!!! Thanks for this book.

  • MW (verified owner) – September 22, 2020

    Great book for every bird enthusiast for a very reasonable price! Drawings could have been a bit larger but since there are +10 000 species covered, it was probably the only solution. Absolute recommendation!

  • Terrageo (verified owner) – September 24, 2020

    As good as I hoped it would be. A fantastic accomplishment and a great deal at the price.
    I have the other HBW and related volumes but this one will prove very useful in its own right. Having a good view of a large number of species of related taxa on the double-page spread gives one an understanding of the groups that simply isn’t possible through text alone.

  • Paul Donald – October 7, 2020

    Absolutelty amazing, what a treasure trove of information and delight. This book should carry a health warning – may be addictive! Armchair birding at its very best. Well done to the publishers.

  • Jos Hubers (verified owner) – October 15, 2020

    I am very impressed, sure for this price! I have past on the link too friends and several of them ordered the book as well! Keep up the good work!

  • Shoebill (verified owner) – October 17, 2020

    This is the greatest illustrated birds book! There are only illustrated birds, ranges, conservation status and QR code but enough. So I recommend for everyone that non-English language people.
    Yes, this is a great price, of course!

  • jpolak (verified owner) – October 19, 2020

    This book is really monumental. It weighs 5kg. Of course, it contains every bird of the world, including male and female versions when those differ. By flipping through this book you will see birds at such a high rate, it’s like a smack in the face with biodiversity. It really shows how precious birds are and how we need to conserve them. Another fun thing to do with this book and look up species you’ve seen. You’ll then see all the species in the same genera and family nearby. It gives you a good idea of how evolution works.

    This is certainly one of the most important books on birds ever published. And although there are online resources that are similar, none can give you the browsing ability that a printed copy can. I am so glad I got this book!

  • Andre van Halderen (verified owner) – October 27, 2020

    This magnificent book is the culmination of a 20 year labour of love by the visionary founders of Lynx. The artwork is of a very high standard, and the QR codes for each species provide rapid and comprehensive additional information. A must-have for any bird lover.

  • Mansur AL-Fahad (verified owner) – November 3, 2020

    I love Lynx books. I even enjoy the smell of them when opening the envelope. Some people may ask, should I get it when I have the illustrated checklist of two volumes? I say if you care about updates and easy access to the bird page on the network, this book will achieve that for you easily. No modifications to the illustrations, so if you already have the illustrated vols and you don’t have a problem with bird updates, stick with it.

  • Hans Stel (verified owner) – November 12, 2020

    What a great book! A dream come true for every birder and naturalist.
    Every kid in the world should have this book! Conservation begins with education.

  • Toni Hermansson (verified owner) – November 21, 2020

    It is an amazing achivement for sure, getting all the bird species of the world in a single volume, all of them illustrated.
    Yes, this book is all about the illustrations, and they vary from acceptable to masterful. In the acceptable spectrum, it's mainly some issues with proportions and sometimes a bit dull colours. The Pink robin can serve as an example for both. Some ot the waders and birds of prey could also get better in a future update, perhaps.. The vast majority of the illustrations are very good though, and many of them is just perfect!

    The QR codes are really great, and adds a lot of value to the book. I use them all the time. I belive this book will sell in great numbers for many years to come, and that it will be a reference to many people for decades, so I really hope the links that the QR codes provide will be kept alive “for ever” or at least for a very long time.

    Despite some imperfections in some illustrations (yes I'm a picky one) I really love this book! To turn the pages and see all this beauty and fantastic diversity among the birds makes me happy, everytime. I don't think I can say that about any other bird book I own.
    It is a great value, well worth every euro. My highest recommendations!


WEIGHT4.8 kg
DIMENSIONS24 × 31 cm
    PriceFrom £85.00
    VAT Included
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