Tourists are not the only foreigners who flock to Egypt to find solace in Egypt’s eternal sunlight and indulge in the lush abundance of the Nile Rivermigrating birds from the north come too, and visitors luxuriating on one of Egypt’s gorgeous beaches, touring historic monuments, or enjoying a cruise down the Nile are bound to encounter a wide variety of bird life. Water-resistant and compact, this handy guide to the resident and seasonal birds of Egypt is a perfect reference for birdwatchers keen and casual.
- 50 Migrating and resident species of the Nile Valley
- Ancient Egypt’s Seasons:
Akhet (Autumn) – Inundations
Peret (Winter) – Growth
Shomu (Summer) – Harvest
- Map listing birdwatching and wintering/breeding locations
About the series: The AUC Press Nature Foldout series combine, in beautifully practical form, a wealth of information written by leading experts with striking full-color illustrations on the flora and fauna of Egypt and the Middle East. Designed for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers, as well as for indoor use, the foldouts come in an easily foldable format, at once compact, waterproof, and portable, making them durable and convenient travel guides. Size is 23 x 8.5 in. / 58.5 x 21.5 cm unfolded.
|Publisher:||American University in Cairo Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Dominique Navarro is an Emmy Award winning art director, natural history artist, and writer. She is the author and illustrator of the AUC Press Nature Foldouts series as well as Egypt's Wildlife: Past and Present and Ancient Egypt: An Artist's Coloring Book (both AUC Press, 2016). As a trained forensic artist, she produces illustrations and sculptural reconstructions of unidentified persons and ancient archaeological remains. She currently works in Egypt as an epigraphic artist. www.dominiquenavarro.com
John Wyatt is a specialist in African birds and mammals, and formerly a deputy director at the British Trust for Ornithology. Trained as an anthropologist and ethnographer, he is the world’s only ornithologist working full time on the birds of ancient Egypt.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Even though I'm not traveling to Egypt anytime soon, this publication is really beautiful and engaging to read, even though its on the small side. I had no idea how the Nile Valley is such a major route for so many birds, and how exotic some of them are. Now all the hieroglyphs make more sense, as the ancient Egyptians depict so many bird species in the artwork. I'm not really a bird expert, but I like to learn about unique and cool animals, and this guide is perfect as an introduction to that. The kids really like it too.