A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 2

by Christian Perez This is the highly anticipated continuation of Christian Perez’s series of articles on the major publications on Philippine birds throughout the years. This second part covers the remainder of the 18th century. Introduction Part 1 of this series of articles reviewed the ground-breaking works of Kamel, Brisson and Sonnerat. This second part…

A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 1

by Christian Perez When a history buff and old book collector becomes a birder in the Philippines, it was bound to happen: he will become interested with the history of Philippine ornithology, and write about it. This is how Christian came up with this review of publications on Philippine birds through the years, from the…