Finding Birds in Lapland - the book and the DVD by Dave Gosney
Finding Birds in Lapland is the sixth new DVD in the easybirder range continuing the original 13-part Birding In... series of travel adventure films that Dave Gosney presented for BirdGuides. The format is simple and effective. We follow Dave as he journeys around a fabled birding region, filming and sometimes failing to film its birds. On the way we gain a clear impression of the landscape, habitats and their characteristic avifauna. Accompanying the DVD is an all-new 38-page booklet (sold separately) that provides superbly detailed maps and concise notes explaining exactly where to look for all the species that make Lapland such a desirable birding destination.Steller's Eider, Temminck's Stint, Long-tailed Skua, Red-throated Pipit, Pine Grosbeak and singing Bluethroat. White-tailed Eagle was the trash bird of the trip.
If I have a criticism, it is that the film is aimed exclusively at a birding audience and focusses relentlessly on the birds themselves. There is no opportunity to meet fellow birders or to encounter the local inhabitants of Lapland, something that would probably appeal to non-birding travelling companions. But one cannot deny that the booklet and the DVD in combination achieve admirably what they set out to: guide you with good humour and lightly carried expertise through a great ornithological paradise. Recommended.
You can buy both of these products on the BirdGuides estore.
Running time of the DVD is 76 minutes.
Book is softbound and 38 pages.