re: Japanese Field-Guide

To: "BIRDING-AUS" <>, "Val Curtis" <>
Subject: re: Japanese Field-Guide
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 11:00:54 +1000

I couldn't bird in Australia (or serve on BARC) without a Japanese
field-guide; so how have you managed? I have four and expect another
shortly. Only one is in English. The best ones are in Japanese but I find
that only a minor impediment. They are mostly photographic with up to 9
figures illustrating a species where necessary. They use the familiar male &
female symbols, species names are in Latin and usually English and you can
read the maps. One I was shown years ago even has a small sound player. Each
species has a bar code. When swiped, the machine plays the song of that
species. So get any that are available. As an adjunct, I do however
occasionally find Mark Brazil's 'The Birds of Japan' useful. It is in
English but is not a field guide, dealing mainly with status.

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mt Eliza    VIC     3930
Ph:  (03) 9787 7136

---- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Tarrant" <>
To: "Birding-aus" <>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 8:14 PM
Subject: re: Japanese Field-Guide

> Hi All,
> Over the past few years I've been left several Japanese photographic
> field-guides by visiting birders, one "Wild Birds of Japan" has images of
> most birds in Japan and surrounding countries with english-text common and
> scientific names, it has an ISBN number ISBN4-635-07007-7
> Another the 'Wild Bird Watching Guidebook' has photos of Japanese-only
> species but is grouped by habitat and it has english and scientific names,
> it's ISBN number is ISBN4-537-12031-2
> If these were the only literature available I would feel fairly confident
> birding with them in Japan (where I have yet to go!)
> In December we will be hosting another experienced Japanese birder so I
> ask him if he knows where to get a decent field-guide.
> Tom
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