Southern Africa has always been blessed with great field guides for birders, but the same has not been true for East Africa. That is until 'The Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa' was published. A comprehensive guide to 1,388 species of birds of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi featuring 286 excellent color plates by Brian Small, John Gale and Norman Arlott. Illustrations, range maps and text are on facing pages for easy reference in the field. This book has the advantage of covering the western limits in detail. With introductory chapters on conservation, bird habitats and taxonomy. Co-author Stevenson is a long-time resident of Kenya and popular tour leader.
Birding in Africa is extremely satisfying and adds tremendous depth to the safari experience. No need to be an ardent twitcher - working out the more common species means that while the lions sleep and zebra lie in the shade, you will still be kept busy with the myriad of beautiful and fascinating African avian life.