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Essential Birding in Western South Africa: Key Routes from Cape Town to the Kalahari

Wildlife GuideOut of Print

By: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode

136 pages, 110 col photos, 15 maps

Random House Struik

Paperback | Mar 2001 | #117893 | ISBN: 1868725243
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About this book

Western South Africa is one of the world's greatest biodiversity hotspots and is legendary among international and local birders for the remarkable range of birds that are found there and nowhere else. This guide details how and where to find these species, as well as other ecotourism attractions such as big game, whales and flowers. Over 100 birding sites are linked into practical routes that encompass the whole of southern and western Africa, ranging from the unique Cape Flora of Cape Town's mountainous environment, to the famed inland desert regions of Namaqualand and the Kalahari.


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Biography

Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode are research students at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town. Callan is currently Vice-Chairman of the Cape Bird Club, Africa's largest bird society. The authors are among the Cape's leading birders and have written for numerous ornithological and birding-related publications. They have also led many birding tours in South Africa for leading international tour companies.

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