From the title page photograph of an osprey flapping up from Finnish waters with a wriggling fish in its talons, this visual atlas of birding sites around the world is illuminated with hundreds of beautiful and dramatic photographs. King penguins in Antarctica, cassowaries in Queensland, cocks-of-the rock in Peru—the entries for each location include a full description, a list of key species, a map, and information on the best time of year to visit. Here too are some of the world's best avian spectacles, including the snow goose blizzard at Bosque del Apache and the flocks of lesser flamingos on Africa's Rift Valley lakes.
"Spectacular color photographs and an authoritative text.... This stimulating, attractive book should stir the wanderlust of anyone interested in nature."—Library Journal