John W. Fitzpatrick is the Louis Agassiz Fuertes Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University.
"This book contains the birds' common and scientific names and regional distributions. If offers a comprehensive list of birds living today, organized by taxonomical family. Space is provided for the readers to record the location and date of individual sightings. Also included are a list of extinct species, a country-by-country directory to where the birds live, and references for the various bird families. Forewords by Jared Diamond and Anthony W. White."-Science News "Two of the great names of bird study: Clements and Cornell. The world of birders will benefit from the fruits of this new collaboration this book is great news for all of us."-Peter Kaestner, the third-ranked birder in the world