Library and Publications

Our Bermuda-focused resources continue to increase and are a gold-mine of information.

BZS Publications
(Martin L. H. Thomas)

A full-colour handy pocket edition exploring the island's common and important wildlife and geology.

Bermuda Reef Life HD, a BZS App
(Ron Lucas)

Bermuda Reef Life HD, is a comprehensive underwater photo app featuring over 240 high definition images divided into 14 sections showcasing the beauty and diversity of Bermuda beneath the surface. Click here for downloadable app.

Bermuda Reef Portraits
(Ron Lucas)

Bermuda Reef Portraits presents the exquisite beauty of Bermuda's coral reefs.

Bermuda's Marine Life
(Wolfgang Sterrer)

An easy introduction to 225 of the most commonly encountered marine organisms that make up Bermuda’s beaches.

Bermuda's Seashore Plants and Seaweeds
(Wolfgang Sterrer and A. Ralph Cavaliere)

This field guide describes 165 species of Bermuda’s plants that occur in and near the water.

The Natural History of Bermuda
(Martin L. H. Thomas)

An essential guide to the island's unique ecology, containing more than 260 colour photographs and in-depth descriptions of the wealth of species making up Bermua's flora and fauna.

Project Nature Field Study Guides
These nine publications comprise the Project Nature series of habitat field study guides. The tenth in the series, A Teaching Guide to the Biology and Geology of Bermuda, is a comprehensive 620-page field study and identification guide.
WILD Tales Magazine
Spring/Summer 2018
Winter/Spring 2018
Fall 2017
Spring 2017
Winter 2016
Spring 2016
Fall 2015
Summer 2015

Other Useful Publications

Handbook of the Birds of the World

The Handbook of the Birds of the World is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the living species of birds.  With the publication of volume 16, it has become the first work to verbally and visually portray each member of an entire Class of the Animal Kingdom.  The Bermuda Audobon Society has kindly donated each volume of this publication to the BAMZ library.

Whale Song: Journeys into the Secret Lives of the North Atlantic Humpbacks

Whale Song  gives an account of Bermuda resident Andrew Stephenson's research into the migratory social behaviour of North Atlantic humpback whales. This beautifully illustrated book not only tells the story of the whales migration but also of Andrew's passion for his project.

The Atlas of Global Conservation: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities to Make a Difference

The Atlas of Global Conservation is a comprehensive gude to global environmental conservation. Using full-colour maps and graphics contextulalized with clear, informative discussion, this book offers an unprecedented view of trends across the world's terrestrial, marine, and freshwater environments.

Bermuda Natural History Library

The Natural History Museum Science Library is located at BAMZ and is the island’s repository for all information related to Bermuda’s biodiversity, ecology, habitats and species. The Bermuda Natural History Bibliography is a library computer database, which contains well over 5,000 references, including all BBSR Contributions (papers published through the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences). Most of these papers are readily accessible as hard copies or pdfs. Particularly exciting is the growing number of papers, over 250, published under the umbrella of the Bermuda Biodiversity Project. Books, journals, scientific papers, and newspaper stories relevant to Bermuda are constantly being published on a daily basis, but the search goes on for missing or new items. It is the library’s role to locate this information, store and disseminate it. You can visit the Library by appointment or request materials by contacting the Librarian Alison Green at

The library information is held as physical, photographic and digital library catalogues.

Visit our OPAC (On-Line Public Access Catalogue) to search our catalogues.

More Resources

  • Bermuda Audubon Society
    • For up-to-date bird news, details on the cahow conservation programme, nature reserves and newsletters.
  • Bermuda National Trust
    • For information on BNT properties, nature reserves and events.
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    • Link to BAMZ's parent department for detailed information on Bermuda's endemic plants and animals, marine heritage and agriculture.
  • Envirotalk
    • Link to "Envirotalk", quarterly publications from the Ministry of Environment, Planning and Infrastructure Strategy promoting appreciation, enhancement and conservation of Bermuda's environment. 
  • Whales Bermuda
    • Information about whale migrations past Bermuda.