A Parrot without a Name: The Search for the Last Unknown Birds on Earth

  • Title: A Parrot without a Name: The Search for the Last Unknown Birds on Earth
  • Author: Don Stap
  • ISBN: 9780292765290
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Parrot without a Name The Search for the Last Unknown Birds on Earth Traveling with ornithologists John O Neill and Ted Parker on two separate expeditions into the Peruvian rain forest Don Stap gives a firsthand account of the gritty realities and unexpected triumphs
    Traveling with ornithologists John O Neill and Ted Parker on two separate expeditions into the Peruvian rain forest, Don Stap gives a firsthand account of the gritty realities and unexpected triumphs of fieldwork in the South American jungle He describes the thrill of discovering previously unknown species of birds and the sobering realization that progress is fast desTraveling with ornithologists John O Neill and Ted Parker on two separate expeditions into the Peruvian rain forest, Don Stap gives a firsthand account of the gritty realities and unexpected triumphs of fieldwork in the South American jungle He describes the thrill of discovering previously unknown species of birds and the sobering realization that progress is fast destroying both habitat and inhabitants in the rain forest.

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    1. One of my favorite ornitho-lit books. Stap weaves a great story intertwining the life of Ted Parker and the discovery of a new breed of Parrot in the jungles of Peru. If you like adventure stories, if you are interested in birds, if you dig natural history, you'll enjoy this book.

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    2. Reading this book is probably as close as you can get to feeling like you're actually in the rainforest (without actually being there).The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that the amount of fine detail can sometimes bog the story down a bit too much, but for the most part, it just helps to make the story incredibly vivid and bursting with life. The book immerses you in the thick jungle made up of rivers, lowland rainforest, cloud forest, remote villages, and of course, lots and lots [...]

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    3. This is terrific so far. I didn't know that Peru has 18 percent of the world's birds on less than 1 percent of Earth's surface. The book is about birdwatchers and the science of taxonomy. About the 1700 species of birds are known in Peru--that's double the species found in all of Norte America. I love the description of the river Shesha and chopping their way through the jungle. All the birds, animals and botany! Can't wait to finish. I am so glad I read this book before I went to Peru. The best [...]

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    4. Captivating story of discovery in the deep jungle of Peru. Stap writes well and expertly weaves in history and folklore of ornithology and bird watching. Any lover of nature and/or birder must read this book. John O'Neill and Ted Parker are legends. Ted Parker's death a few years after this book was published was a terrible loss to science and conservation biology specifically. He was a wealth of knowledge and unfortunately most of the information died with him since he published rarely.

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    5. I read this after finding out that it was required reading for the wilderness guides at the Tambopata Research Center in Peru when we were there. It also didn't hurt that the whole story centers around finding a new species of Parrotlet in the jungle. Mostly well written, it will make a birder out of anyone.

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    6. A very good read, great to travel vicariously with a team of scientists "naming" new species in disappearing forests

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    7. If you're interested in birds, this is a fascinating account of a birding trip to the rainforest of Peru.

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