In these entertaining birding anecdotes from around the world, Bo Beolens, alias the 'Fatbirder', traverses many of the planet's wild places, along with his wife Maggie, looking at birds - some familiar, others exotic, a few beyond a person's most extravagant expectations. On the way, he meets up with a wide variety of human, animal and bird characters and experiences a plenitude of amusing and sometimes bizarre happenstances, all told with the author's wellknown flair and panache. Certainly, his travels are a credit to his courage and fortitude in coming to terms with wild birds of different plume, hue and voice. The book, with a prelude by celebrity naturalist and broadcaster Mike Dilger, comprises twenty-six alphabetical 'chapters' - starting with A for Anhinga, the Snake-bird, and ending with Z for Zebra Finch - each being accompanied by a humorous drawing by cartoonist and illustrator Des Campbell. A-Z of Birds will surely amuse and entertain all those who have a passion for birds and wish to be inspired by one who already has lots of first-hand experience of how to (usually) get the most out of travelling to far-flung lands to see them.
In this delightful book, teacher and birder Cathryn Sill explains to children what birds are, what they do, and how they live. Accompanied by beautifully detailed illustrations from noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, About Birds is a first thoughtful glimpse into the world of birds, from eggs to nest, from songs to flight. Simple and enlightening, About Birds tells children what is essential for understanding and appreciating birds. An afterword provides further detail for youthful ornithologists and their parents regarding bird identification.
One of the most unique birding destinations on earth, New Zealand is home to curious species including the worlds largest parrot, small flightless kiwis and even penguins! This guide is the perfect pocket-sized folding guide for the bird lover and nature enthusiast. Beautifully illustrated, it highlights over 140 familiar species and the country's top birding hotspots. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts.
Untouched nature, deep blue fjords, impenetrable forests, rugged cliffs, wolves, owls and bears - journey into the wild landscape of the Nordic Wilderness with this new colouring book by artist Claire Scully. Discover the species that populate the region and bring the wild beauty of the North to life with your own colours. With some perforated fold-out pages that provide scope for panoramic colouring, this irresistible book offers the perfect escape from everyday life.
The Lone Star state is one of the top birding destinations in the world and was the first state in the nation to create birding and wildlife viewing trails. Texas Birds will help to identify over 140 familiar species with beautiful detailed illustrations. Created and printed in the USA, this guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design and a back panel map highlighting the state's eco-regions and prominent birding hotspots that will be appreciated by Texas state visitors or residents. Laminated for durability, this lightweight guide will conveniently fold to fit into your pocket. Perfect for observing your backyard feeder guests or those species out on the trail
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