A Birdwatchers' Guide to India
|Authors (s):||Raj Singh (Author) , Krys Kazmierczak (Author)|
|Pages:||xii+337p., Maps; Figures; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.|
|Pub. date:||01.01.2004, Reprint|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
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Overview for A Birdwatchers' Guide to IndiaThis exhaustive site guide to India provides bird and wildlife watchers with all the information they might need before or during a birdwatching tour. It contains comprehensive and up-to-date descriptions of the major, and many minor, areas of natural history interest; a selective bird list, which furnishes the latest details of the distribution and status of uncommon and sought-after species; and the most up-to-date checklist of Indian birds. The first ever-comprehensive checklist of Indian mammals and accurate site maps are an especially valuable feature. Not only does the book include extensive information on permits, where to stay, how to get there, the best time to visit, and strategies for finding the most interesting birds and other wildlife at each site, it also provides pre-tour information on accommodation, health, climate, and clothing. This book is a must for birders, wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists, as well as anyone visiting the foremost national parks and sanctuaries of India, whether as a tourist or specialist.
Raj Singh (Author)Raj Singh was born in Bharatpur, near the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, one of the finest birdwatching areas in the world. It is thus not surprising that he early on developed an interest in birds and natural history. He obtained his BSc and LLB from the University of Rajasthan in Jaipur, but his expertise soon led to him guiding others in their ornithological visits to India. His own explorations and tours have taken him all over the country. Raj Singh now lives together with his wife and their young son in Oxford but he spends much of his time back in India running Exotic Journeys/Indian Experience, his tour operating business, and occasionally still leading wildlife tours. He is heavily involved in local conservation projects in India into which he ploughs back some of the profits from his company. He is a Life Member of the Bombay Natural History Society and WWF India, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He has also co-authored the popular A Field Guide to the Mammals of the Indian Subcontinent.
Krys Kazmierczak (Author)Krys Kazmierczak was born and grew up in London. After completing a degree in mathematics at Brimingham University he was bitten by the travel bug and has mainly lived and worked abroad since 1975. He has been making extensive tours of India and other parts of South Asia since 1980 and his enthusiasm for birds and wildlife has taken him to all corners of the Subcontinent, both privately and as a tour leader. He is a Council Member of the Oriental Bird Club, and Life Member of the Bombay Natural History Society, Ceylon Bird Club and Bird Conservation Nepal. In 1999 he founded Oriental Birding, a free internet discussion group for all those interested in wild Asian birds. His authoritative A Field Guide to the Birds of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and the Maldives was published in 2000. he currently manages Peregrine Holidays, a specialist natural history tour operator based in Oxford.
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