The book contains colour illustrations of more than 879 species and additional 50 colour photographs by the author himself. To the people at large, birds are certainly the most fascinating living creatures of the earth. Those who find delight and interest in their world range from fakirs to sages, from politicians to police. Certainly birds of Nepal are now being better studied by the mountaineers and tourists who hike mountains than is any other comparable biological group. Birds of Nepal - Field Ecology and Natural History - is written by an ornithologist for budding biologists and amateurs. Its object is to introduce the theme to those who have no formal zoological training; and having made introduction, to persuade them to join the army of bird-watchers. The keynote of the book is the description of mountain birds - as far as we are able to appreciate in the remote Himalayan foothills so distinct from other parts of the world and of methods and instruments people can use to get a better understanding of it in new millenium. The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal is worth visiting for bird watching and exploring rare and mysterious birds that lie hidden in the shadowy forests of hills, plains and mountains. Bird watching in Himalayan foothills, passes, crags, cliffs, rivers, forests and marshes provides a unique thrill, helps in sharpening the wits and relaxing the mind, and in giving rest and relaxation and satisfying one’s curiosity through the scientific and aesthetic facets of the mind.Remember there are others like it, all equally interesting and full of wonderful photographs taken by the author in the wild. You can learn deepest secrets of birdlife and build up a Nature library of your own by Nepal’s best-loved ornithologist and Naturalist Professor Tej Kumar Shrestha.