100 Birds to See Before You Die
David Chandler & Dominic Couzens
A must-have book for anyone interested in birds, with entries on 100 of the most incredible avian species across the world, illustrated with stunning photos of each. Entries describe the natural history and significance of the featured species, with summary information including size (and wingspan, where applicable); distribution; habitat; classification; population & conservation status; and the reason for inclusion. Whilst many of the species would be on any bird enthusiast's wish list, the list has been fiercely debated over by two renowned birding authors, using various criteria to arrive at a top 100. Some species are endangered and therefore a must to see and conserve; others are quite common but have a particular plumage or behaviour that makes them exceptional; and others have a legendary status amongst birdwatchers and the layman, such as the dancing Red-crowned Cranes and the spectacular Gyr Falcon.
"In fact you should buy two copies, one for the book shelf and the other for next to your favourite chair so you can tick the Ticklist and plan the next few birding trips to increase your score."
- Duncan Macdonald's Personal Blog
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