Top 100 Birding Sites of the World
By (author) Dominic Couzens
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Top 100 Birding Sites of the World by Dominic Couzens
Book DescriptionFocusing on king penguins in Antarctica, cassowaries in Queensland, cocks-of-the rock in Peru, this gorgeous book describes the one hundred best bird-watching sites on the planet. Introductory sections give an overview of each continent or region, and then each site is listed and ranked on a country-by-country basis. The entries all include a full description, a list of key species, a map, and information on the best time of year to visit. Lavish color photographs capture rare and elusive species as well as some of the world's best avian spectacles, such as the snow goose blizzard at Bosque del Apache and the flocks of lesser flamingos on Africa's Rift Valley lakes. Many birding sites are included for their unique avifauna, endemics, and oddities - the Seychelles, Andasibe in Madagascar, Taveuni in Fiji, and the Alaka'i wilderness in Hawaii, among others. With its truly global coverage - of the huge flocks of wintering geese in Britain and the United States, the cranes in both Japan and France, the 'river of raptors' passage at Veracruz in Mexico, and much more - this book will inform and inspire anyone who plans to visit, or who dreams of visiting, these extraordinary locations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520259324
(330mm x 280mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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British Wildlife Year, Hardback (September 2015)
In this unique book Dominic Couzens provides a precise record of what happens in the natural world in Britain for each week of the year. What sets this book apart from other wildlife books is that it includes individual 'diaries' for all the common animals, and covers aquatic life as wells as plants.
Extreme Animals, Hardback (May 2015)
This title is a must have for all wildlife enthusiasts and it showcases the extremes of nature, from the biggest and smallest mammals and reptiles to the highest flying birds and insects, from the deepest swimming creatures to those that live in the hottest and coldest places.
Tales of Remarkable Birds, Hardback (March 2015)» View all books by Dominic Couzens
An intriguing exploration of strange and surprising bird behavior from throughout the avian world.
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Author Biography - Dominic Couzens
Dominic Couzens is a writer and birding leader based in the United Kingdom. He has written numerous books on birds and wildlife and hundreds of articles in such magazines as BBC Wildlife and Birdwatching. His best-known books are Secret Lives of Garden Birds and Identifying Birds by Behavior.
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