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Jun 5, 2015

New bird book

"Top 100 Birding Sites in the World"
This book by Dominic Couzens, now available in North America presents some of the best places on the planet to go birdwatching.   Shown below are typical birds in three of the selected locations.

 Photo by David Tupling
A large population of Great Bustards (Otis tardus) thrives in western Spain's Extremadura with its rolling farmlands, open forests and rugged mountainsides.   From a distance, Great Bustards, with their ruffled feathers and colouring may be mistaken for sheep.   Extremadura is an important wildlife area with the major reserve at Montfrague, which was made a national park in 2007, and the Tagus River Natural Park. 

Photo by Markus Varesvuo
The varied landscape of Norfolk, on England's east coast, on the North Sea, with its mudflats, coastline, marshes and scrub make it one of the most popular areas for birdwatching in England.   Pictured here is a Bearded Reedling (Panurus biarmicus). 

Photo by Jon Hornbuckle
A Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) shows off its splendid and unique plumage in western Venezuela's Los Llanos region.   Los Llanos receives high rainfall amounts in the May to October wet season, which turns the plains into a series of shallow lakes, perfect for water birds.
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