I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
Does anyone remember how much I complained about the bird information in Diana Gabaldon's Dragonfly in Amber? Well, I commend Fleming for getting his bird info right! Mind, you, I know he went on a field trip with ornithologists who were studying Roseate Spoonbills, which is no doubt where he got the idea for the bird island of Dr. No.