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Important Bird Areas of the Americas: Priority Sites for Biodiversity Conservation.Artist/Author: Devenish, C. et al.
This directory provides a concise summary of the 2345 Important Bird Areas described to date in the Americas. The inventory represents a participative consensus on the most important sites for bird and biodiversity conservation in the hemisphere, in what is probably the most comprehensive assessment of its kind to be published. Since the beginning of the IBA program in North America in 1995, sites have now been identified in all 57 countries or territories in the region, totalling more than 3,250,000 km2. This book is the culmination of national IBA identification processes involving thousands of people in the Caribbean, North, Central and South America, and at least 150 governmental and non-governmental organizations. The directory is at once a high level awareness-raising publication; a decision-making tool for national and hemispheric biodiversity management and planning; and a portfolio of funding opportunities for potential donors.
Birds of Costa Rica.Artist/Author: Garrigues, Richard and Robert Dean.
Graced with bounteous natural beauty, Costa Rica has become a popular destination for travellers from all over the world. Birds play a prominent role in attracting visitors, too. The shimmering quetzals, gaudy macaws, and comical toucans that populate tourism posters only begin to hint at the impressive avian diversity to be found throughout this small country. The principle objective of this book is to help you correctly identify birds in Costa Rica. Each family of birds is introduced by a brief description that should help the novice birder determine to which group a bird belongs. Nearly every species is illustrated by one or more images, as needed. Corresponding to each species’ illustration is a written account on the facing page. The account begins with the unique field marks to look for that will distinguish each species from similar ones. Following the description of unique markings is information about how common a species is and where it occurs geographically. To the left of most accounts is a thumbnail map of Costa Rica showing the species’ range within the country. Many species accounts include a description of vocalization.
Photographic guide to the birds of the Cayman Islands.Artist/Author: Bradley, Patricia E. and Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet.
With a rich avifauna of over 300 species, the three islands that make up the Caymans form an increasingly popular birding destination. Although the islands’ sole endemic species, Cayman Islands Thrush, was extinct by the 1940s, the islands have a healthy crop of regional scarcities and are an important migrant stopping point as they cross the Caribbean. Containing hundreds of stunning photographs by Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet, A Photographic Guide to the Birds of the Cayman Islands, the latest addition to Helm’s Photographic Guides series, provides full photographic coverage of every species on the Cayman Islands list. Concise text for each species includes identification, similar species, voice, habitats and behaviour, status and distribution. This guide is an essential companion for anyone visiting these beautiful islands.
The birds of Panama: a field guide.Artist/Author: Angehr, George R. and Robert Dean.
This user-friendly, portable identification guide features large colour illustrations of more than 900 species. Concise text describes field marks for identification, as well as habitat, behavior, and vocalizations. Distribution maps and species accounts face illustration pages for quick, easy reference. Also includes an up-to-date species list for the country that reflects recent additions, taxonomic splits, and other changes in classification.
Annotated checklist of the birds of Belize.Artist/Author: Jones, H. Lee and A.C. Vallely.
The most authoritative, detailed, and up-to-date checklist of the 566 bird species reliably recorded in Belize.
Where to watch birds in Costa Rica.Artist/Author: Lawson, Barrett.
Costa Rica is famed for its rich diversity of wildlife. More than 820 species occur in this small country and almost a third of the country is protected in reserves. This superb new guide features 53 top birding locations throughout the country, grouped into six regions that reflect avian distribution in Costa Rica. Each site includes a general introduction and access directions, with many maps and lists of target species. Eight sample itineraries will help plan a visit to the country, and a complete checklist includes abundance ratings. Information is also included about the best locations to find endemics and other sought-after species.
A birdwatchers’ guide to Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the Caymans.Artist/Author: Kirwan, Guy M., Arturo Kirkconnell and Mike Flieg.
This guide covers the Greater Antilles, which comprises five groups of islands and six countries. From Cuba, with about 360 species, to the Cayman Islands with just over 220 species, the Greater Antilles have recorded just over 550 species and this total contains more than 100 single island endemics and many more restricted range species making these islands a very attractive proposition to the visiting birder. The site accounts have details of location, birding strategy, accommodation and, of course, the birds. More than 80 sites are detailed, many with accompanying maps. A full species lists shows exactly what has been seen in each country, and the selective list helps to target the best places to visit. As well as covering the very best birding sites, the authors have also tried to include some locations close to main holiday centres used by birders with families.
Birds of Costa Rica: a field guide.Artist/Author: Henderson, Carrol L., and Steve Adams.
Forword by Alexander F. Skutch. At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals- over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol Henderson published “Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica” in 2002, and it became the instant and indispensable guide. Now Henderson has created a dedicated field guide to the birds that travellers are most likely to see, as well as to the unique or endemic species that are of high interest to birders. “Birds of Costa Rica” covers 310 birds – an increase of 124 species from the earlier volume – with fascinating accounts of the birds’ natural history, identification, and behaviour gleaned from Henderson’s forty years of travelling and birding in Costa Rica. All of the accounts include beautiful photographs of the birds, most of which were taken in the wild by Henderson. There are new updated distribution maps and a detailed appendix that identifies many of the country’s best bird-watching locations and lodges, including contact information for trip planning purposes.
A bird-finding guide to Costa Rica.Artist/Author: Lawson, Barrett.
Lawson describes fifty-three of the best birding destinations in Costa Rica. Birders will appreciate the detailed descriptions of how to bird each area, as well as the site-specific lists-“Target Birds” and “Species to Expect.” The site descriptions are structured for ease of use and clarity; each provides a general introduction, exact driving directions, road maps, and lodging information. Other important elements include a general introduction to Costa Rica, an overview of tropical birds, sample itineraries, a comprehensive checklist to the birds of the country, and information about the best locations to find endemics and other sought-after species. The sites are grouped into six regions that reflect general patterns of avian distribution; this helps readers understand Costa Rica’s complex bird diversity as well as plan a dynamic trip.
The birds of Costa Rica: a field guide.Artist/Author: Garrigues, Richard and Robert Dean.
Featuring detailed descriptions and illustrations of more than 850 resident and neotropical migrant bird species found in Costa Rica, this portable field guide is ideal for both the novice and experienced birdwatcher.
Field guide to the birds of Dominican Republic and Haiti.Artist/Author: Latta, Steve, et al.
The Dominican Republic and Haiti make up the island of Hispaniola, which is the second largest island in the West Indies, after Cuba. The Dominican Republic is a popular destination for birders as there are several endemics on the island, one of which, the Palm Chat, is in it’s own unique family. In this book all 302 species known to have occurred on the island are described and illustrated, and information on the biology and ecology of the birds is also given. This is the first comprehensive field guide devoted to the birds of Hispaniola, providing new information from the authors’ personal research. Also available in hardcover [stock id 29254].
Birds of Belize.Artist/Author: Jones, H. Lee.
The first ever field guide to the birds of Belize, Central America, with 573 species illustrated in colour.