Since this book went out of print there has been no authoritative book available, and its republication is most welcome, particularly with mounting interest in Hawaii. There are three sections: Native Birds, Stray Visitants, Imported Birds. They are identified both for the ornithologist and the amateur bird-lover. Descriptions cover the essential characteristics, habitat, distinctive song and habits. This is a thorough and reliable guide by the recognized authority, and prospective visitors would do well to add this to their trip literature.