When I was back in Norfolk, UK, for Christmas and New Year I was delighted to meet Duncan Macdonald of Wildsounds, an independent Norfolk-based supplier of wildlife books, audio, multimedia guides and audio equipment. As well as being great company, Duncan was extremely generous in offering some Asia-focused field guides for me to take back to Beijing to give to Chinese birders.
Fast forward a couple of weeks and, after a competition via the Birding Beijing WeChat group, I spent a day whizzing around Beijing to deliver the books to the lucky winners. Here are a few of the winners receiving their books:
There is no doubt that these books will further enthuse the lucky recipients about birds and that can only be good for the future of birding and conservation in China. A big thank you to Duncan!
The next time you are thinking about buying wildlife books, please do consider independent outlets like Wildsounds who, unlike some of the major retailers, pay their taxes and contribute to many conservation projects around the world!