Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth – A Film Review

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The Philippine Eagle has a kind face. I couldn’t help thinking this–me, the anthropomorphism hater– as I watched a pair of Philippine Eagles tend their nest, raise a chick, and tear monkeys apart in Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth , a well-crafted, beautifully filmed documentary with a mission. Bird of Prey (not to be confused with the upcoming comic book film Birds of Prey ) tells the story of the Philippine Eagle in layers of time and place.

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Black Rails at St. John’s National Wildlife Refuge

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Like MacArthur did when leaving the Philippines to the Japanese during World War II, I vowed to return. It took MacArthur more than two-and-a-half years to return to the Philippines triumphantly so I guess you could say I outdid him by returning to St. Mike had already explained to us that, in his experience, Black Rails at St. We were a happy bunch of birders well satisfied with our experience.

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“The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia”

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This guide describes the 125 best birding sites for both common and rare species, covering Myanmar, Thailand, Laos (officially Lao PDR), Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor Leste. Low Bing Wen is a terrestrial ecologist and a keen birdwatcher with more than 20 years of field experience in Southeast Asia, India, China and Australasia. The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia, edited by Yong Ding Li & Low Bing Wen.

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Birding Without Borders: A Review

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Often they had no guiding experience and no English, sometimes they seemed eccentric to the point of imbalance (or genius), such as Gunnar Engblom, the “bird-crazy Swede of Peru,” who showed Strycker the Black-Spectacled Brushfinch (#1027), an endangered bird with a tiny range; and the gorgeous Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager (#1112), a “real stunner” that Strycker considered one of the best sightings of his year.

2017 63

Birds and People: A Book Review

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and also Modern Iraq, Egypt, Albania, Mexico, Poland and the Philippines. Cocker put out a call for people’s personal experiences with birds and people responded, over 600 people, most of who are credited in the Acknowledgements section. The 300 stories enhance the thousands, maybe millions of facts Cocker has compiled, creating a volume that speaks to a collective human experience that is rooted in both poetry and science.

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Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea–A Field Guide Review

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The four authors, themselves field ornithologists, conservationists, birders, and writers with years of experience in southeast Asia, researched scientific studies ranging from early 19th-century descriptions of the birds of Java to the latest phylogenomic studies. It is a significant achievement, a reference work that presents as a field guide but which also conveys ornithological research from the field, library, and museum and a taxonomy informed by expertise, experience and ingenuity.

2017 62

Woodpeckers of the World: A Photographic Guide–A Review

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To research this book, he traveled extensively to see as many woodpeckers as he could; this field experience was supplemented with museum research and consultations with other experts, plus a library of print material ranging from field guides to scientific papers. Woodpeckers of the World is a carefully designed book, with attention paid to making the reading experience efficient yet enjoyable through visual and textual indicators and design.

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