About Waterford Press

About Waterford Press


For over 25 years, Waterford Press has published the industry-leading collection of reference guides for wildlife identification, outdoor recreation, travel and safety and survival skills. We are the largest publisher of folding pocket-sized guides with over 650 titles in print and more than 6 million copies sold. With titles for all 50 states plus a growing list of international destinations, Waterford Press is truly “Putting the World in Your Pocket.”

Our Mission And Values

Our mission is to publish information that connects people to the world around them by making knowledge about nature, the sciences and world cultures more accessible. We believe that a greater appreciation for our planet and its inhabitants leads to the preservation and protection of our natural resources. In this spirit, Waterford Press has contributed more than 100,000 pocket guides and books to nonprofit youth organizations, schools and groups. With 100% of our products produced in the USA, Waterford Press also takes pride in doing our part to sustain the livelihood of the people who enjoy using our products.


Based in Tampa, Florida, our team includes 15 professionals in the fields of zoology, writing, illustration, design and publishing. We are united under our common passion for the natural world and our commitment to providing superior customer service to our clients.

Our Guides

Each one of our guides is expertly researched, illustrated for consistency and designed to provide the reader with the perfect balance of information and functionality. Used by professionals and enthusiasts alike, our products are a noted reference source for educators in science, collegelevel zoology, and in-field professional training, as well as youth outreach programs around the country.


In addition to seasonal new title releases, our Publishing Services Division maintains active co-publishing and custom publishing programs. Our alliances with respected industry leaders and institutions, such as the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon International, National Geographic Maps, The National Association for Search and Rescue, Boeing and PECO Energy provide unique, specialized content to a wider audience..

Custom Publishing

Waterford Press has produced over 300 customized pocket guides for a number of organizations, including national and state parks, museums and some of the nation’s most prominent nonprofit organizations and conservation groups. Find out more about our custom publishing program here.