This is the official blog of ‘The New Shorebirds Handbook Project. The authors target to publish a comprehensive handbook series of every shorebird species of the world.


  • The most comprehensive publication on every shorebird species of the world to date;
  • 242 extant and 9 extinct shorebird species are included and split into four volumes;
  • More than 250 beautifully and carefully designed colour identification plates;
  • Special life history plates for extinct species;
  • More than 1,700 superb quality colour photographs;
  • Special chapters in each volume;
  • Up-to-date distribution maps;
  • Extensive bibliography.


  • Volume 1 (39 extant + 9 extinct species)
    Magellanic Plover to Sooty Oystercatcher
  • Volume 2 (67 species)
    Tawny-throated Dotterel to Least Seedsnipe
  • Volume 3 (68 species)
    South American Painted-snipe to Common Redshank
  • Volume 4 (67 species)
    Jack Snipe to Small Pratincole


  • György Szimuly (Editor) (Hungary/United Kingdom)
  • Zoltán Ecsedi (Hungary)
  • János Oláh (Hungary)
  • Tamás Zalai (Hungary)


  • Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok (Thailand)


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