Where to Watch Birds in World Cities

Paul Milne

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January 15, 2007
496 pages, 5 5/16 x 8 1/2
1 purple photo, 61 b/w photos, 183 maps
ISBN: 9780300116915
Paper

A&C Black

An indispensable book for traveling bird enthusiasts who find themselves in a foreign city with a little free time

This is the first birder’s guide to sixty cities of the world. Designed and written for the bird enthusiast who is traveling for reasons other than birding—on business, with family, for academic conferences—the book offers assistance in locating birds, identifying local bird residents, and using public transportation. Where to Watch Birds in World Cities deserves a permanent place in the suitcase or briefcase of anyone who would like to make the most of limited time in an unfamiliar city by learning about the local birds.

Entries for each of the sixty cities provide an introduction to the city and detailed information on major bird-watching sites, including lists of typical summer and winter bird residents and migrants and directions for getting to the sites using public transportation. The book is illustrated throughout with maps and attractive line drawings. In no way a replacement for detailed guides to specific cities or regions, this book instead fills an important gap for travelers whose birding, though done on short notice, can nevertheless prove delightful.
 
Some cities included in this guide: Milan   Toronto   Mexico City   Tokyo   Los Angeles   Taipei   Lima   Singapore   Kampala   Shanghai   Hong Kong   Dublin   Copenhagen   Seattle   Chicago   San Francisco   Caracas   Rome   Cape Town   Rio   Buenos Aires   Paris   Boston   New York   Berlin   New Delhi   Zurich   Amsterdam   Nairobi   Warsaw
 

Paul Milne travels extensively on business in Europe and North America and is a lifelong birder. He is secretary of the Irish Rare Birds Committee, editor of Irish Bird Report, and columnist for Wings, the quarterly magazine of Birdwatch Ireland.  He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

"There is so much ready information here for traveling birders they can not be without it."—Noble Proctor, co-author of A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife 

"This handy guide describes good birding sites located either in or within 50 miles of 61 of the world's most-visited cities, including 12 in North America. It lists migrants and winter and summer residents, describes local habitats, and explains how to get aorund using public transportation—essential information for travelers who don't want to miss an opportunity to see the world's birds."—Birder's World

""[Milne] has done a first-class job of producing a well-written, concise, and portable guide. . . . Recommended. General readers, researchers, and professionals."—Choice

"Handy for the world traveler."—Charles E. Keller, Indiana Audobon Quarterly
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