Susan tells us, based on her vast experience throughout the continent, which birds she thinks are the 20 best in Asia–that is, which birds really get her going. Some (Satanic Nightjar, right) I found surprising. Others, (Blue-headed Pitta, below left) slightly more predictable. The pittas are certainly on my bucket list. And then there’s the Malaysian Rail-babbler. Holy cow!
If you’d like to know what Susan’s other 17 picks are, you’ll have to read the article, which is available online, along with the rest of the issue.
Susan and I invite you to discuss her picks and to share your own Top 20 lists. Perhaps you have some different candidates for the list. Or, as Susan suggests at the end of her article, maybe you’d like to share your “Top 20 Birding Sites in Asia” of “Top 20 Most Soul-destroying Birds in Asia”. I’ve never been to Asia, but I imagine there might be a wren-babbler or two on that second list!
Photos © Susan Myers.