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.
This is a memoir of sorts, recalling over 40 years of my husband's and my interaction with animals. We were often over matched. Almost always out smarted. This includes a lifetime spent with dogs, cats, horses and various wildlife, including deer, one small black bear and hummingbirds: a fascinating but pushy little bird in my opinion.
Southeast Asia, as covered in this guide, includes Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Sumatra, Borneo, Cambodia, & the Philippines. Filled with an impressive array of bird species, this region will be a delight to bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. Southeast Birds is the perfect pocket-sized, reference guide to bring along as you explore this richly diverse area. Over 140 familiar species of birds are highlighted with detailed illustrations and clear, easy-to-read descriptions.
A back panel map showing the regionâ€™s most prominent birding hotspots is also included.
The state flower, the Prairie rose, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout Iowa. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes a map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
What distinguishes a bird of prey? They have exceptionally good vision, a sharp, hooked beak, and powerful feet with curved, sharp talons. Birds of Prey is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for the raptor lover and nature enthusiast. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights almost all North American species perching and in flight. Created and printed in the USA, this guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design and a back panel map highlighting raptor flyways and migratory hotspots Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.