1) Beolens, Bo. A-Z of Birds: A Birder's tales from around the world. 2013. Brambleby Books. Paperback: 240 pages. Price: £8.99/ about $14.00 U.S.
SUMMARY: In these entertaining birding anecdotes from around the world, Bo Beolens, alias the Fatbirder, traverses many of the planet’s wild places, along with his wife Maggie, looking at birds – some familiar, others exotic, a few beyond a person’s most extravagant expectations. On the way, he meets up with a wide variety of human, animal and bird characters and experiences a plenitude of amusing and sometimes bizarre happenstances, all told with the author’s well-known flair and panache.
The book, with a prelude by celebrity naturalist and broadcaster Mike Dilger, comprises twenty-six alphabetical ‘chapters’, each being accompanied by a humorous drawing by cartoonist and illustrator Des Campbell.
RECOMMENDATION: World birders should enjoy this book.