100 Birds to See Before You Die

100 Birds to See Before You Die

by David Chandler, Dominic Couzens
     
 

What is the fastest-growing outdoor activity in the U.S.? Snowboarding? Mountain biking? No. It’s bird watching! There are currently 51.3 million dedicated birders in the U.S. with their binoculars focused on the skies. Sure to appeal to this growing flock, 100 Birds to See Before You Die is the ultimate birdwatcher’s book.
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Overview

What is the fastest-growing outdoor activity in the U.S.? Snowboarding? Mountain biking? No. It’s bird watching! There are currently 51.3 million dedicated birders in the U.S. with their binoculars focused on the skies. Sure to appeal to this growing flock, 100 Birds to See Before You Die is the ultimate birdwatcher’s book.
• Selected by two world-renowned birding authors, the top 100 birds include avian species that are endangered, exceptional common species, and others that have achieved legendary status.
• You won’t need binoculars to spot the huge and powerful, endangered Philippine Eagle or the brightly plumed Andean Cock-of-the-Rock. Each of the 100 featured species is captured in remarkable full-color photographs in their natural habitat.
• This fascinating book combines hard-working detail with more unusual facts and mythological anecdotes, making it much more than a typical bird watching book.
• Detailed entries describe the natural history of each bird, including size, distribution, habitat, classification, population and conservation status.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592239580
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
01/06/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David Chandler has been watching birds for more than 25 years and has sought them out on three continents. He worked for the RSPB and BirdLife International for over 15 years and is now a freelance writer and environmental educator. He is co-author of the RSPB Children’s Guide to Birdwatching, a book selected by the Reading Agency for “The Big Wild Read”, a summer reading challenge for children.

Dominic Couzens is a full-time writer on birds and wildlife. He contributes to a number of magazines, including Bird Watching, BBC Wildlife and the RSPB's Birds magazine, and has written many books, including the best-selling Secret Lives of Garden Birds. He lives in Dorset with his wife and two young children.

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