The Profit of Birding, Hardback Book

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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