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Shorebirds in Action


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Richard Chandler is the author of the Macmillan Field Guide to North Atlantic Shorebirds and Shorebirds of the Northern Hemisphere; he has had numerous articles published in ornithological journals. For many years he has been associated with the long-established journal British Birds, as Photographic Consultant, as a member of its Editorial Board and as Chairman of its Board of Directors. He is currently President Elect of the Nature Photographers' Portfolio.


`...the images, the core of the book, promise to give pleasure to all readers for years to come. ...a valuable reference for anyone interested in bird behavior... ...I was eager for examples of behaviors that allowed me and my team to catalog video footage in a systematic way, and this book helped tremendously'. Marine Ornithology -------------------- `...the author uses his striking photographs to illustrate behavior and demonstrates group connections among species. ...the pictures work as hard as the text in making this a most enjoyable book'. Country-Side -------------------- `...combines visual storytelling and short text snippets to reveal to us the busy and diverse life of shorebirds. ...the images - the core of the book - promise to give pleasure to all readers for years to come. The book is a valuable reference for anyone interested in bird behavior... I study shorebird antipredator behavior...and this book helped tremendously. There is not a definitive encyclopedia of shorebird behavior, but this book by Richard Chandler serves as proof of concept of one'. Marine Ornithology -------------------- `...a myriad of fascinating insights... ...the most eye-catching feature of the book is the wonderful array of photographs... outstanding introduction to one of our most-loved groups of birds. ...a richly informative book. Whether you are new to waders or an experienced wader-watcher, you will find much of value here'. Birdwatch -------------------- `...a magnificent introduction to the world of waders ... a book to enjoy and to learn'. Blog of Gorka Gorospe, Birder -------------------- `Those looking for a beautiful and informative book on winged waders will do well to pick up Shorebirds in Action, An Introduction to waders and their behaviour. ...offers a balanced blend of spectacular photographs and engaging text representing a lifetime of work. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the fascinating lives of wading shorebirds'. Eco Magazine -------------------- ` excellent introduction to the lifestyle of the waders...also a beautiful collection of images of 180 species of waders'. Linnut -------------------- `A well illustrated introduction to the biology of shorebirds'. The Birdbooker Report -------------------- `...excellent photos, many in double-page spreads, are a stand-out feature of the book. The book is attractively produced... A pleasure to browse through, it can be enjoyed for its photos alone, but the text is very readable, providing insight into the biology of shorebirds. It is highly recommended for anyone who wants to know more about this fascinating group of is sure to inspire readers to take a closer look at the next shorebird they see'. British Birds -------------------- `...a lavishly illustrated survey of shorebirds globally, with photographs of more than three-quarters of the world's 243 shorebird species. This visual feast of shorebirds is bound to be appreciated by anyone with an interest in these fascinating birds'. African Birdlife -------------------- `...excellent photographs to illustrate aspects of shorebirds' lives, such as moult, migration, territorial behaviour and physiology'. Wadertales ------------------- `I'm a big fan of books that blend photography and the written word...Shorebirds in Action provides a great example of how it can be done well. The book focuses on the behaviour of waders and uses carefully-chosen images that illustrate the themes covered in the text. The text is readable throughout... This is a book that could certainly be read from cover to cover as a lively and engaging introduction to waders. But it is also well-suited to dipping in and out of...'s a book that is virtually impossible to pick up without starting to flick greedily through the pages. The book is a real labour of love and one that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in these birds or willing to become so'. Mark Avery -------------------- `Bird watchers will love this book. ...fabulous photographs and fascinating information, it really is a great read. ...a real gem as well as a great source of information'. Burnley Express, Rebecca Hay -------------------- `...the photography will initially grab your attention, the text is genuinely interesting and often entertaining. ...will certainly expand your enjoyment of Charadriiformes. a unique book ...You will find a lot to enjoy in Shorebirds in Action'. Bird Observer -------------------- ` could benefit from this book ...combines the information interestingly with appropriate photos.' Gil Porter -------------------- `...The text is lively and well-informed. ... The photos are excellent ...have been chosen carefully to illustrate points about behaviour and plumage. ...a nice book as a present for any serious birder.' Scottish Birds -------------------- `...Photographs and text take up roughly equal space and great care has been taken to amalgamate the two into a coherent and well-organised volume.' Austrailian Wildlife -------------------- `...a magnificent introduction to the world of waders ... a book to enjoy and learn'. Gorka Gorospe

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