1) Beletsky, Les. Global Birding: Traveling the World in Search of Birds. 2010. National Geographic. Hardbound: 320 pages. Price: $35.00 U.S.
SUMMARY: This unprecedented new book is the first general "how-to" for international birding. Top-selling author Les Beletsky (Birds of the World, Birdsongs) explains what draws avid birders to other countries and where they like to go.
For domestic birders who have already spotted many species on their life lists, Global Birding will show them how to build on their local knowledge by seeking out new species on other continents. Each of the book’s six chapters describes bird habitats and birding highlights on each continent, and offers practical pointers on international birding contacts and field guides. Engaging sidebars throughout the book tell short stories about birders’ adventures looking for special species or unique locations.
IAN'S RECOMMENDATION: A good introduction on the subject.