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 Post subject: Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:52 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park
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This is beter news than a fuel price decrease.

I still use my 1980 hardcover "Birds of the Kruger Park" by Newman exclusevly when in the Kruger , kept up to date with notes etc.

It is so much easier having a specialized bird book for the park -
- you only have +-400 definate options to browse rather than 900 for the whole of South Africa .
- distribution maps are more specific and detailed
- for rare birds they mention specific locations spotted
- species accounts also give more detail specific to KNP
- also migration arrivals and departures
- the Eureka factor (you are positive that you have the correct ID)
- you get to know each page (almost)

Prime origins "best birding in kruger" is also very good for learning your "jiz" but it is still not a field guide .

This Roberts will be a winner 'cos it really fills a need .
I hope kalahari.net gets it in to spend wildcard rewards on .


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 Post subject: Re: Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park
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This looks great. However I think I will be just too late to get hold of one. We leave the first week in Jan. Lets hope the KNP shops have it in before we go.

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 Post subject: Re: Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park
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I better start saving :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park
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I was hoping Santa would bring me one :( - but I'll just have to wait till New Year then :D


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 Post subject: Re: Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park
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I have managed/ worked my backside off to get the money and now all i need to do is wait..............................

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 Post subject: Re: Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park
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I've just purchased my copy today.
If anyone is interested Exclusive Books at Cresta had about 40 copies (at 11am today) for R169.00


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 Post subject: Re: Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park
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THEY HAVE HIT THE SHELVES!!!!!!!!


Gonna wait and see if anyone has got it for me for christmas and if not i shall go and get it :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park
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And i have it!!! it is awesome!!!

deffinatly recomended!!

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 Post subject: Re: Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park
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It really is a must have book...and yes it's in the shops now :D


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 Post subject: Re: Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park
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I saw it in Exclusive on Friday and I got a gift voucher from Santa so guess what's on my shopping list :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park
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:lol: Pat :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park
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Guess where it isn't available from yet?

Yep Kruger.

Got a copy at the airport on our way home. Would have come in handy the last 2 weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park
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Got our copy just before Christmas, and its already had its first trip. Lovely book, about the only reference we used in the park.

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 Post subject: Re: Roberts Bird Guide - Kruger National Park
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Also bought our copy in Satara :dance:
Nice book, easy reference :D

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