Winged Sentinels has received consistently positive reviews; named a bestseller at Cambridge University Press, it was also a NHBS Book of the Week and one of their “Top 10″ books for 2011.

Here are some excerpts from reviews, and links to full reviews.

Journal of Field Ornithology review by Morgan Tingley (Princeton):

“… The depth of the background research that went into Winged Sentinels combined with the approachability of the writing means that this book has the potential to find a wide audience, including those new to the subject. Researchers, policy-makers, conservation practitioners, managers, and students can all equally gain from reading it.” 

“… the impressive combination of thoroughly researched scientific summaries and colorful, entertaining writing. These two factors, so rarely seen together in academically inspired literature, should bestow Winged Sentinels an important spot on the bookshelves of ornithologists or those who simply care about birds.

Review in Emu by the Susan Cunningham (University of Cape Town)

“… the book provides a very decent general introduction to the field and an excellent platform from which to delve into the burgeoning post-2011 literature. Furthermore, the book would make a good reference text for introductory courses on the influences of climate change on species and ecosystems. I therefore recommend this book to anyone wishing to get quickly up to speed on the current state of affairs regarding climate change and birds.”

Review in Ostrich by Lindy J. Thomson (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

“The fascinating descriptions of avian ecology and the endurance of birds serve to balance the broad range of scientific concepts and well-referenced data that are presented.”

Ibis review by James Pearce-Higgins 

“Wormworth and Sekercioglu have done an impressive job of collating the wealth of information that exists to provide a breathtaking overview of the topic from around the world, for which they should be congratulated. Importantly, they present this in a very readable form that is accessible to the non-specialist.”

The Hoopoe

“With its absorbing style and generous complement of colour photography Winged Sentinels is accessible to a general readership while being scientifically thorough, and tells a story that is of great interest to all scientists and policy-makers involved not only in avian conservation, but across the spectrum of climate-related ecological research.”

The Hairy Birder

“… a cracking read.”

More reviews:

Birdwatch magazine review by David Callahan

British Birds magazine review by Ian Newton

Weather journal review by Norman Elkin

Guardian Bookbooker Report blog, review by Ian Paulsen

Nature Climate Change

10,000 Birds Website