Book Selections for Membership Drive Giveaway

Every 10th membership signup or renewal will be notified via email from SWCHR.  Reply with your choice of ONE of the following books to receive. If you’re NOT notified to choose a book shortly after you sign up or renew, you were not the next-10th-person this time. However, we encourage you to purchase these books and your other online shopping needs through Amazon Smile and selecting “Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research” as your designated charity. Doing so costs nothing extra to you, and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to SWCHR to help support our programs.


A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles in Arizona, by Thomas C. Brennan and Andrew T. Holycross, 2006

A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles in Arizona is a collaborative effort between the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona State University, and Mesa Community College. The book provides concise information on all 141 species of amphibians and reptiles found in Arizona. Species accounts include high quality color photographs, compendious natural history information, detailed range maps, custom illustrations, line drawings, and call outs to key identification characteristics. 150 pages.





Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California, by Robert C. Stebbins, 2012

Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California identifies and describes all the amphibians and reptile species found in California. The species are described in richly detailed accounts that include range maps, lifelike color paintings by Robert C. Stebbins, clear drawings of various life stage, and conservation status. 552 pages.





California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern, by Robert C. Thomson, Amber N. Wright, and H. Bradley Shaffer, 2016

California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern provides an up-to-date synthesis of the current state of knowledge regarding the biology and conservation risks faced by 45 of California’s most sensitive amphibian and reptile species. 408 pages.





Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of the San Diego Region, by Jeffrey M. Lemm, 2006

Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of the San Diego Region is an authoritative, conservation-oriented book and the first comprehensive resource on the herpetofauna of the region, which is unfortunately also known for its high number of endangered species. Jeffrey M. Lemm gives information on identification, habitats, biology, and the conservation status of all 88 amphibian and reptile species found in the San Diego region. Many of these animals can also be found in a wide area of Southern California and Northern Baja California, making this valuable guide useful for a wide geographic area. 344 pages.





New Mexico’s Reptiles and Amphibians:  A Field Guide, by R. D. Bartlett and Patricia P. Bartlett, 2013

New Mexico’s Reptiles and Amphibians includes species accounts, maps, photographs, and black-and-white drawings to help you identify the species you have encountered. In addition to basic taxonomy and a glossary, the authors have included suggestions on field protocol and legalities, as well as useful information about the various herpetofauna habitats in the state. 360 pages.





Texas Snakes:  A Field Guide, by James R.  Dixon, John E. Werler and Michael Forstner, illustrated by Regina Levoy, 2020

Texas Snakes contains the most current and complete information to identify and understand all 111 species and subspecies of the snakes found in Texas. This field guide contains 113 full-color, close-up photos that show every snake, as well as 39 detailed line drawings, 113 range maps and a checklist of all Texas snakes with a key to the species. 464 pages.





Texas Lizards:  A Field Guide, by Troy D. Hibbitts and Toby J. Hibbitts, 2015

Texas Lizards is a complete identification guide to all fifty-one native and established exotic lizard species. It offers detailed species accounts, range maps, and excellent color photographs (including regional, gender, and age variations for many species) to aid field identification. 351 pages.





Texas Turtles & Crocodilians:  A Field Guide, by Troy D. Hibbitts and Terry L. Hibbitts, 2016

Texas Turtles & Crocodilians is the first complete identification guide to all thirty-one native and established exotic turtle species in Texas, as well as the American Alligator. 276 pages.





Texas Amphibians:  A Field Guide, by Terry L. Hibbitts, Travis J. LaDuc, Bob L. Tipton, Troy D. Hibbitts and Toby J. Hibbitts, 2012

Texas Amphibians is the only field guide focused exclusively on the state’s frogs, toads, and salamanders. It presents brief, general accounts of the two orders and fifteen families, and identifies each of the seventy-two species in detail. 330 pages.