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The Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi Paperback – Feb 19 2006
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Winner of the 2001 Best Bird Book - Africa, Worldtwitch
"For birders with an interest in the region and those planning a trip, look no further. With the publication of this guide we have distilled into one book all the good elements of what has gone before but better. . . . The plates are the book's tour de force and are simply outstanding. . . . This is by far the best and most exciting guide available for anywhere in Africa."--Ken Arber, Surfbirds.com
"The illustrations in this guide are of a very high standard and show the detail needed for field identification whilst remaining of an artistic quality that makes the book an attractive object as well as a useful one. . . . The brief descriptions are excellent and the language fresh and punchy. . . . A very fine field-guide indeed and sets a new standard for regional African guides."--Fatbirder.com
"As soon as you open the book, you'll realise that the standard of artwork is exceptional. The text is also of an unusually high standard. . . . If you are planning a trip to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda or Burundi this is now unquestionably the most valuable book you can buy. And if you aren't yet planning a trip there this is the perfect book to get you dreaming."--Birdguides.com
"If East Africa is in your dreams, this should fill the bill."--Charles E. Keller, Indiana Audubon Quarterly
"Even if you don't have firm plans to take a birding trip in the region, Birds of East Africa is a mandatory addition to your library. Armchair birding on a single plate can take you from the Swahili coast to the savannas of the Serengeti to the montane forests of the Rwenzori Mountains."--Derek Kverno, Birding Uganda Blog
About the Author
Terry Stevenson has made Kenya his home since 1977 and is one of Africa's foremost bird-tour guides, having led numerous tours across the continent. He wrote "The Birds of Lake Baringo" while he was resident ornithologist there from 1981 to 1985, and is a member and advisor to the bird committee of Nature Kenya and to the East African Rarities Committee. John Fanshawe is the Africa consultant for BirdLife International. He has conducted research in the region for many years, and is widely regarded as unrivaled in his knowledge of East African birds and their conservation.
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In addition a number of the maps were incorrect, especially for Uganda.
Still, if you go to the region for birding, make sure to get this book, because it is definitely the best field guide around.
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Great book; would have preferred a newer version but site was unclear if one was availablePublished 8 months ago by Rob Paterson
Ths is obviously the book to take to E. Africa if you have any interest at all in birds. It gives detailed accounts of more than 1300 species, with excellent illustrations, maps,... Read morePublished 22 months ago by James
We were advised to take a copy of Stevenson with us to East Africa. When it arrived I was amazed at the thickness of this book which gives a very direct measure of the number of... Read morePublished on Dec 22 2013 by Old time movie buff
This was a book which gave me everything I needed for this Africa safari that I took in Tanzania.
I would have been totally lost without it. Read more
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