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Since the launch of the first edition, in November 2009, this has been the Algarve's bestselling wildlife book.
This lavishly-illustrated hardback book provides guidance on what to see and where.. There are some 600 colour photographs of Algarve birds, butterflies, mammals, reptiles and wildflowers as well as scenic views of the Algarve countryside and a site-location map. A 'gazeteer' section provides directions and descriptions of the Algarve's top sites wildlife and walks.
Algarve Wildlife the natural year is written in clear language accessible to all readers, without losing the scientific accuracy sought by botanists, birdwatchers and other nature-lovers.
"...an excellent book for all those who come to the Algarve for the first time and are interested in seeing beyond the walls of the resort or the boundaries of a pleasant beach."
Ricardo Tomé, Past President of SPEA (Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves / BirdLife Portugal)
"This book looks at the way wildlife changes through the seasons, analysing each two-week period separately. Although both authors are well-known birders, there is plenty of information here for the all-round naturalist." (Review of first edition in Birding World)
"After dozens of visits to the Algarve with no real idea of where to look and, most importantly, when to look for particular birds, wildflowers or fungi, I now have a guide that answers those vital questions... The pictures are superb... excellent value."
"At last there is a book that gives first class information on the local ecology month by month. I would thoroughly recommend the book to anyone thinking of visiting the Algarve."
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Clive Viney and Ray Tipper
First Nature, Bwlchgwyn, Rhydlewis, Ceredigion SA44 5RE
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Second Edition, Hardback 288 pages,published in May 2016
(First Edition, paperback 168 pages, published in 2009, is now out of stock)
£22.50 (Postage and Packing extra)
Clive Viney is the author of The Birds of Hong Kong and South China, which is available in English and Chinese and is the standard regional guide. First published in 1977 it is now in its eighth edition.
A keen naturalist, Clive spent most of his working life in Hong Kong where, as a trustee of World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong, he was editor-in-chief of their magazine About Life.
Clive has written many articles and provided natural history input to Lonely Planet guides. Closely associated with the Algarve since 1988 and as a member of the Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves he has participated in most of their major surveying projects. He gives occasional lectures on the birdlife of
Ray Tipper began his birding on the North Kent Marshes at the age of eleven. He left Britain in 1973 spending most of the next 22 years in Hong Kong. As a trustee of WWF he was intimately involved with its renowned Mai Po Marshes Nature Reserve. It was in Hong Kong that Ray turned to bird photography, which quickly became his major interest. He gained associateship of the Royal Photographic Society in 1990, and his photographs appear in journals and books throughout the world.
Ray leads specialist birdwatching tours all over the world and since 1997 has led some 80 tours in Europe, North and Central America, Asia and Madagascar. He spends much of his time in the Algarve, where his intimate knowledge of its birds has been recognised by his appointment as a member of the Portuguese Rarities Committee.