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Digital SouthEast Asia Field Guide

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Old Wednesday 13th April 2016, 22:10   #1
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Digital SouthEast Asia Field Guide

Hi Folks,

I am traveling to SouthEast Asia (Laos, Myanmar/Burma) for a few weeks and want to avoid carrying a heavy print field guide. Are there any field guides as ebooks or tablet apps that cover this region that are recommend?

Looking for recommendations for SouthWest China as well.

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There isn't one as far as I know. However, the concise edition of Robson's Birds of Southeast Asia (first published 2005) is not heavy – 1.5 pounds. That is impressively light considering it covers 1270 species.

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There is a new field guide to SE asia coming out next month. Birds of SE Asia by Norman Arlott:


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Originally Posted by MKinHK View Post
There is a new field guide to SE asia coming out next month. Birds of SE Asia by Norman Arlott:
Anyone know how this will compare to Robson's Birds of SEA? - generally not about ebook format.
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