Re: Field Guides

To: Bill Venables <>,
Subject: Re: Field Guides
From: (Alan McBride)
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 1996 12:44:40 +1100
>The important question to ask about the new Pizzey edition is
>"will the diagrams, descriptions and distribution maps all be
>together on the same page?"  The few times I used Pizzey as a
>field guide I found I was always thumbing back and forth to get
>the full story.  

Research - read up at home and id in the field. preferably reading up before
going out!

>I also thought the Pizzey text was excellent, but as a field
>guide it just was not well organised enough, and I think this may
>be the reason why it became so neglected.  

>That, and the fact that not all plates were in colour, of course...

Neither are the birds!  -   In the words of Rich Stallcup,      "Believe the
bird, not the book"

Alan McBride        
P O Box 190
Newport Beach 
NSW 2106
Tel: + 61 2 9973 1536
fax: + 61 2 9973 2306


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