Date: 9/22/19 9:13 am
From: Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Fw: Japan bird guide books?
Nota bene--this message is being forwarded to Tweeters, because Hilary's e-mail required a form to be completed in order for a message to be received.--GB
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>To: Hilary Barnes <habarnes...>; Gary Bletsch <garybletsch...>Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 08:24:32 PM PDTSubject: Re: [Tweeters] Japan bird guide books?
Dear Hilary,
First of all, congratulations on having kids who want to get into birding! None of my three kids appear to have any interest at all!
I birded in the area of Fukuoka, Japan in 2017. I just had a few days in Japan, after a big trip to Mongolia and South Korea. The only book I took for the whole trip was by Mark Brazil, Birds of East Asia: China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Russia. It is an excellent book. I highly recommend it.
Yours truly,
Gary Bletsch

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, 04:12:27 PM PDT, Hilary Barnes <habarnes...> wrote:

I'd appreciate recommendations of bird books for Japan (in English). One of our daughters has moved to Kosugue, a village mountainous far northeastern corner of Yamanashi Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo. She and her husband will be there for 3-5 years in association with a beer brewery, and have a forest full of new wonders in their backyard. She's a novice birder, and also new to the Japanese language- but is a good observer and great with context.

If any of you have birded Japan, what resources did you find most useful? I plan to visit next year myself. :)

All four of my daughters have expressed interest in having their own field guides and binoculars- I must have done something right!


Hilary Barnes
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