Unusual Birds To See On Your Travels

Posted on: 26 September 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

Look out for these beautiful and exotic birds whilst travelling.


If you’re travelling to a tropical destination, keep your eyes peeled for some of the world’s most unusual and colourful birds.

Some species are endangered and therefore are a must to see and conserve; others are quite common but have a peculiar plumage or behaviour that makes them exceptional; and others have a legendary status amongst birdwatchers.

You can view our top ten birds to spot on your travels, taken from the fabulous book, 100 Birds To See Before You Die, in our exclusive photo gallery - Gallery: Top Ten Birds To See Before You Die 

100 Birds To See Before You Die100 Birds To See Before You Die is a must-have book for anyone interested in birds, with entries on 100 of the most incredible avian species across the world.

The book is available to buy in popular bookshops for £19.99 or you can purchase it online at Amazon for £13.99.

What’s the most exotic or endangered bird you’ve seen? What’s your favourite bird species? What unusual birds can be found in your garden?

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