The Profit of Birding, Hardback

The Profit of Birding Hardback



Author Bryan Bland has led thousands of birding tours to more than 70 countries.

On one such trip to India a bemused waiter once posed the question: "Where is the profit in birding?" Bryan is famed as one of birding's greatest story-tellers, and he uses his book to answer this question emphatically.

In short, there's more to birding than just birds, although these clearly provide a great deal of interest and pleasure.

In addition history, dramatic scenery, location filming, plus much else from world politics to the crucial life-enhancing role of music are all featured in this light-hearted examination of the profit of birding.

Tales include scrapes with terrorists, running 50 miles across the landslide-strewn Himalayas in order to keep an appointment with a tour group, and Britain's first-ever breeding pair of Parrot Crossbills using Bryan's beard to build their nest!

Birders and non-birders alike will enjoy the humorous anecdotal narrative, while the lively text is accompanied by many of the author's photographs and exquisite line-drawings.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 80 black-&-white artworks, 100 colour photographs
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Wildlife: birds & birdwatching
  • ISBN: 9781780091242



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