Birds of Coimbatore (2nd Edition):
The book features about 409 species of birds recorded in the Coimbatore district. Each bird species profile is accompanied by high quality photographs along with information such as common name, Tamil name, scientific name, species authority, family, conservation status, local status, migratory information, description, diet, distribution, behavior and nesting information. The book is colour coded and organized by bird orders which makes it easier for beginners to locate specific species in the book. One of the unique features of the book is its use of pictorial icons and QR codes. Pictorial icons are used to represent the habitat of the birds and QR codes can be scanned on any smart phone which will take the reader to a page which contain the bird songs. The book also lists about 40 birdwatching hotspots along with GPS coordinates which is expected to be of great help to both new and experienced birdwatchers. This feature has the potential to increase ecotourism to Coimbatore.