A field guide to the seabirds that occur around the southern African coastline. Written by a specialist in the field of seabirds, the book focuses on the ID and behavior of 135 species of seabird commonly seen around the coast and in the seas of the region. The text is supported with photographs (multiple images per bird where available) and distribution maps for all species. An essential ID guide to all southern African seabird species. Expert author, Peter Ryan - Director of the Percy FitzPatrick Institute. Outstanding photographs vividly showcase each species Introductory text covers species, origins, feeding, breeding and conservation.