Painstakingly researched, passionately written, and beautifully illustrated, this is the definitive birding guide. With stunningly photographed entries, 100 Birds to See in Your Lifetime offers a treasure trove of information on the world's most unusual, obscure, beautiful, and sought-after species. Each entry describes the natural history and significance of the featured species, with summaries that include: Size (and Wingspan, where applicable); Distribution; Habitat; Classification; Population & Conservation status; and the reason for inclusion. With the contents fiercely debated by two renowned birding authors, this wish list includes endangered species; birds with exceptional plumage or behavior; and still others that already have a legendary status, such as the dancing Redcrowned Crane and the spectacular Gyr Falcon.
About the Author
David Chandler has worked for the RSPB and BirdLife International and is now a freelance writer and Environmental Educator. He is coauthor of the RSPB Children's Guide to Birdwatching. He lives in Histon, Cambridge. Dominic Couzens has contributed to a number of magazines, including Bird Watching, BBC Wildlife, and the RSPB's Birds magazine, and has written many books, including the bestselling The Secret Lives of Garden Birds. He lives in Ferndown, Dorset. His website is birdwords.co.uk. Nick Baker is a celebrated naturalist, television presenter, and author. His TV credits include Really Wild Show; Under the Skin, Watchout, Nick's Quest, and Nick Baker's Weird Creatures. He regularly contributes to Radio 4's The Natural History Programme and writes for an impressive array of publications including BBC Wildlife Magazine and Wildlife Watch. His books include The Natural History Almanac, Amateur Naturalist, and Nick Baker's British Wildlife.