Where to Watch Birds in World Cities
By Paul Milne
(Yale University Press, Paperback, 9780300116915, 496pp.)
Publication Date: December 2006
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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