First order of business, purchased Birds of India, the Lonely
Planet Guide and got out my binoculars...what more do I need?
While I have been very fortunate to have done quite a bit of volunteer and work-related travel (e.g., bird banding in Tortuguero, Costa Rica) this is the first trip I've ever been on where the primary focus isn't bird banding, research or conservation. Needless to say, I'm hoping to fit it in a bit of birding along the way and my first purchase: The Birds of India. I have 600+ species to track down while I am there...a daunting task but I'll do my best.