Birding Indonesia is a concise field guide to bird-watching in Indonesia The Indonesian archipelago contains 17% of the world's bird species, of which 381 are found nowhere else on earth. Written by the world's leading authorities on Indonesian birds, this book directs you in search of these specialities, to sites as varied as the environments of Jakarta to Arfak Mountains in Irian Jaya Practicalities: Travel information geared to every budget, including details of transport, accommodations, dining prices, as well as specialist information relevant to birders Information: Essays on bird families, a history of Indonesian ornithology, today's conservation efforts, and much more. A complete checklist of Indonesian birds, with common and scientific names(along with the areas in which the birds are found), and a bibliography. Photography and Maps: More than 130 color photographs showing some of Indonesia's top birds and birding sites and 28 maps (some with bird habitats marked in color)
There are 10,000 species of birds in the world, in 2015 Noah Strycker spotted 6,042 of them and earned an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for this remarkable achievement. Noah Strycker set himself a goal: to become the first person to see half the world’s birds in one year. Traveling to 41 countries, on all seven continents, with a backpack, binoculars and a series of one-way tickets, it was the greatest adventure in birding. Noah journeys to Madagascar, India, Central Africa and South America and meets a colourful cast of fellow birders across the world. He discovers a world of blood-sucking leeches, chronic sleep deprivation, floods, war zones, ecologic devastation and conservation triumphs, and finds that sometimes the rarest birds show up in the most familiar of places. By pursuing the freest creatures on the planet, Noah gains a unique perspective on the world birds share with us—and offers a hopeful message that even as many birds face an uncertain future, more people than ever are working to protect them. Noah has a rare thirst for adventure, and Birding Without Borders is a celebration of birdwatching as a way to discover nature “at a time when significant chunks of society rarely venture outdoors”. Inspiring readers to explore the world, Noah provides a lesson in living life to the full from a birder’s perspective.
A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Indonesia is the best, most comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of Indonesia. Because of its vast size and geographical location, Indonesia has the world's most diverse avifauna. It boasts of more than 1,600 species—of which 235 rare birds are only found in Indonesia—making it the world's number one travel destination for bird-watching. This bird field guide covers a total of 912 species, including most of the non-migratory and endemic species that are seen only in Indonesia and a number of threatened and endangered species. A photograph and distribution map is given for each bird. Many new photographs of Indonesian birds appear in this volume for the first time and have been carefully selected to show the important characteristics of each bird. The concise text provide vital information, and an index of common names is provided at the back of the book.
Indispensable guides to some of the best diving, surfing and bird-watching destinations in the world. Each guide is fully colour illustrated throughout and presents the top sites for diving, surfing or bird-watching using world-class photographers and local experts.
Author: Morten Strange
Publisher: New Holland Books
Release Date: 1998
South-East Asia offers an array of spectacular and unusual birds. This illustrated work displays over 250 birds to be found in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Phillipines. It offers advice on how to locate and identify them in the field; facts on behaviour, feeding, breeding and migrating habits; and information on threatened or endangered species in each country.
Experience and explore the Islands of the Gods - naturally. This guidebook leads the traveller away from the busy beaches and tourist traps to exquisite rice paddies and pristine seashores. The Natural Guide to Bali is the first of a series of guide books dedicated to the appreciation and respect of nature and people. Brought to you by the Bumi Kita Foundation, the book is written by a team of ecologists and anthropologists with contributions by Balinese journalists, sociologists and artists who cast a loving but critical eye over their island. Discover the best of Bali's diving, surfing, sailing, hiking and bird watching. Read about treks to mysterious temples, hidden waterfalls and active volcanoes. Meet the people of Bali at work and play in their own villages. Learn the secrets of Balinese dancing, gong playing, painting and cooking. The Natural Guide to Bali is packed with stunning photos, maps and essays by some of the most well-known Bali insiders. This fascinating guidebook also includes accurate and detailed descriptions of over 300 boutique hotels, family homestays, eco-lodges and friendly cafes.
Author: Tony Tilford
Publisher: Ralph Curtis Pub
Release Date: 2000
-- Distinctive thumbnail tabs outlining each family group to enable quick identification -- Compact, easy-to-use format, the ideal pocket-size travelling companion -- Authoritative text describing key identification features -- Full-color photographs illustrating key species