Shorebirds in Action is in two parts firstly basic behavioural information and then a photographic section that explains the specific behaviour being illustrated for that particular shorebird at the time the photo was taken. Consequently, Shorebirds in Action can be read as a general text, split into chapters that provide the basic behavioural information and also by aptions which explain the details of the particular behaviour shown. Shorebirds in Action contains excellent photographs of about 180 shorebird species over three-quarters of the world's total and therefore provides a general reference for the identification of shorebird species and the recognition of their various plumages. It will be relevant to readers worldwide, including Europe, North America and Australasia.
This comprehensive work can be read as a general text and also the photographs can be enjoyed separately in their own right. Detailed references to source material are provided.