BIRDING FIELD GUIDE

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Sep 6th, 2005, 01:56 AM
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BIRDING FIELD GUIDE

I am planning to buy a birding field guide for our Tanzanian safari but there seem to be a number to choose from. Can anyone recommend the best practical version?
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Sep 6th, 2005, 02:22 AM
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"Birds of Kenya & Northern Tanzania (2nd Edition)", Helm Field Guides, 2002, ISBN 0-7136-6305-7

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Sep 6th, 2005, 02:34 PM
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I second that. The Helm is by far the best; in fact it might be the best bird guide I've ever seen, period.
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Sep 7th, 2005, 12:10 AM
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Thanks for this information. Now I need to find a copy!
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Sep 7th, 2005, 04:22 PM
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50something,
Don't want to challenge the Helm book as I have not seen it but would like to point out the one used by guide we had in June trip to Ruaha NP. "Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa" by Stevenson and Fanshawe, 2002, ISBN 0-85661-079-8. We got best price thru Overstock.com

Helm book may be even better given more defined region. Dick
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Sep 8th, 2005, 02:42 AM
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This Stevenson/Fanshawe edition is a hardcover - don't know if you want this in the field.

However, since last year there's a paperback edition available:
"Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa", Helm Field Guides, 2004, ISBN 0-7136-7347-8

Can't say much about this.

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Sep 8th, 2005, 03:00 AM
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50something,

If you need something lightweight you could try ďA Photographic Guide to Birds of East AfricaĒ by Dave Richards ISBN:1-8687-2487-5 Itís 200 grams.
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Sep 8th, 2005, 11:09 PM
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Thanks once again. I have managed to source a softcover copy of the Helm book locally (South Africa) so have ordered that.
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