Stevenson, Terry 1953-
STEVENSON, Terry 1953-
PERSONAL: Born 1953, in England.
ADDRESSES: Home—Kenya, Africa. Agent—c/o Author Mail, T & AD Poyser, Harcourt Place, 32 Jamestown Road, London NW1 7BY, England.
CAREER: Lake Baringo, resident ornithologist, 1981-85; Field Guides Tour Company, Nakuru, Kenya, Africa, bird tour guide.
MEMBER: East African Natural History Society (bird committee member and advisor).
The Birds of Lake Baringo, illustrated by Sarah Stevenson, Saelpoint Publicity, 1981.
(With John Fanshawe) Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, illustrated by Brian Small, John Gale, and Norman Arlott, T. & A. D. Poyser (London, England), 2002.
SIDELIGHTS: Terry Stevenson is a bird tour guide for the Field Guides Tour Company in Nakuru, Kenya, Africa. He has led tours in Africa, Madagascar, and Papua New Guinea. On November 30, 1986, Stevenson set a new World Big-Day record after seeing and recording 342 species of birds in one day in Kenya.
Stevenson coauthored Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi with John Fanshawe. In the book Stevenson and Fanshawe provide information on 1,388 species of birds in East Africa. For each bird the authors provide an informative description, a color picture, and maps showing where the bird can be seen. Times Literary Supplement contributor Oliver M. Ashford noted, "This excellent guide book will be greatly welcomed by bird-watchers who are visiting East Africa." A New Scientist contributor concluded, "This is a magnificent work, and as essential as binoculars for anyone visiting East Africa."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Choice, June, 2002, C. Leck, review of Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, p. 1796.
New Scientist, November 17, 2001, review of Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa, p. 55.
Times Literary Supplement, April 12, 2002, Oliver M. Ashford, review of Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa, p. 31.
Fat Birder,http://www.fatbirder.com/ (September 8, 2002), review of Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa.
Field Guides Birding Tours,http://www.fieldguides.com/ (September 8, 2002), "Upcoming Tours with Terry Stevenson."
Wild Watch,http://www.wildwatch.com/ (September 8, 2002), Duncan Butchart, review of Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa.*