Ray Tipper

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Hong Kong is a fully updated second edition of this introductory identification guide to the 279 bird species most likely to be seen in Hong Kong, including every species classified as Abundant, Common or Uncommon in the Hong Kong Bird Report.

High quality photographs from the region’s top photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, vegetation, opportunities for naturalists and the main sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of Hong Kong, encompassing, for each species, its common, Chinese and scientific name, and its current IUCN status.

Ray Tipper, ARPS, is a life-long birdwatcher who left his native Britain in 1973 and spent most of the next 22 years engaged in Hong Kong. Here, he became a trustee of WWF and was intimately involved with its renowned Mai Po Marshes Nature Reserve. It was in Hong Kong that he turned to bird photography which quickly became his major interest. He is an associate of the Royal Photographic Society and his photographs are regularly published in journals and books all over the world. Bird photography remains his passion, yet he still retains his love of birdwatching and has led more than 100 tours for the British bird tour company, Avian Adventures, in Europe, the Americas, Africa including Madagascar and Asia. He now lives in the Algarve, Portugal where he is Chairman of the Portuguese Rarities Committee.


Specifications 180 x 128 mm (7 x 5”) • 176 pages • 35,000 words approx. • 300 photographs
• ISBN 978-1-913679-08-8 • £12.99 paperback • Available