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Birds of Ecuador and GalapagosArtist/Author: Byers, Clive
Although it is one of South America’s smallest countries, Ecuador is home to nearly 1,600 species of birds. This is thanks to the huge variety of habitats created by the Andes. The country is a birder’s paradise and an increasingly popular tourist destination. Areas such as Tandayapa, Mindo and La Selva are renowned for their birdwatching potential and boast such dramatic species as Toucan Barbet, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Andean Condor, Giant Conebill and Ocellated Tapaculo, plus an array of brightly coloured manikins, cotingas, tanagers and hummingbirds. Offshore, the Galapagos Islands provide one of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles.Two hundred and fifty-two of Ecuador and the Galapagos’ most interesting and spectacular birds are featured in this concise and easy-to-use guide.
Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.
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.
Birdwatching in ColombiaArtist/Author: Jurgen Beckers & Pablo Flores
Colombia is the home to almost 1.900 birdspecies (nearly one fifth of the world total). The country hosts the highest number of birds of any country in the world. This book describes in detail the best and most accessible birding sites in Colombia. It covers 127 sites spread across almost every department of the country, including San Andres and Providencia. 85 colour maps make it easy to locate more than 70% of Colombia’s species, including all 73 of the country endemics. This book expertly guides birders through the necessary logistics, explaining how to get to each site, where to stay and where to eat. In addition the book is enhanced by 240 full colour photos of birds and birding sites. About the authors: Jurgen Beckers (born 1964) has been living part-time in Colombia and Venezuela since 1997. He has organised and guided many tours in both countries. In addition he has travelled to nearly every part of the country, discovering new birding sites and additional birds. When not working and birding in Colombia, he works as a freelance Mechanical Engineer, mainly in his native country of Belgium. Pablo Florez (born 1977) started birding at the age of 15. His studies of the Yellow-eared Parrot formed the basis of his thesis before graduating as a Forestry Engineer. Since 2000 he has been deeply involved with bird conservation, working on many projects and leading expeditions. He is a a co-founder of ProAves and contributed to the creation of several private reserves. After 20 years of active birding Pablo has seen more than 1,710 bird species in Colombia.
Birds of VenezuelaArtist/Author: Ascanio, David, Gustavo Rodriguez and Robin Restall.
Venezuela is blessed with one of the largest avifaunas in the world. More than 1,400 species have been recorded in the country, thanks to a great diversity of habitats ranging from the High Andes to lowland Amazonian rainforest, and just about everything in between. Its strategic position in the north of South America also ensures that it receives many non-breeding migrants, both from the north and from the south. Add to this a good number of endemics, and you have all the ingredients for a top birding destination. This brand new field guide has been written to fulfill the needs of both visiting and resident birders by providing a single-volume, portable field guide that covers every species recorded in the country. It has been written specifically to make it easier to identify birds in a country where the bewildering number of species can be a real challenge. The concise text concentrates on the key information needed to identify a species (or subspecies), and the distinctions from confusing or similar species. Up to date distribution maps are provided for every species. The illustrations are placed opposite the text for easy reference and cover all major plumage variations. The guide has been designed to be both portable in the field and user-friendly. It is the only guide you will need to identify birds in Venezuela.
Collins field guide birds of South America: passerines from Sapayoa to finches.Artist/Author: van Perlo, Ber.
This major new field guide to the birds of South America covers all the 1952 species of passerines (perching birds), with all plumages for each species illustrated, including males, females and juveniles. The text gives information on key identification features, habitat, and songs and calls. Beautiful artwork featured across 195 colour plates appears opposite the relevant text for quick and easy reference. Distribution maps are included, showing where each species can be found and how common it is, to further aid identification.
Field guide to the birds of Machu Picchu and the Cusco region, Peru: includes a bird finding guide to the area.Artist/Author: Walker, Barry.
This field guide describes and illustrates all the bird species recorded in the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Barry Walker has lived in Cusco, Peru for the past 30 years and is the owner of Manu Expeditions Birding and Wildlife Tours. His knowledge of Peruvian birds is virtually unmatched, having seen more than 1700 species in Peru alone. An invaluable aid to field identification, the text provides key details on habitat, behaviour, and vocalizations along with spectacular illustrations by top bird artists. A section describing the principal birding sites will prove essential to the visiting birder.
Birds of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire.Artist/Author: De Boer, Bart, Eric Newton, and Robin Restall,
Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire are the three main islands of the Netherlands Antilles off the coast of northern Venezuela. They are major tourist destinations especially popular with divers and naturalists. The colour plates are based on the bestselling Birds of Northern South America, but many new images have been painted specially for this book. The authoritative text highlights the key features needed to identify each species in the field, and the plates illustrate every distinct race and plumage. This is the first ever comprehensive field guide dedicated to the birds of this region.
Birds of Trinidad and Tobago.Artist/Author: Kenefick, Martyn et al.
Trinidad and Tobago are popular tourist destinations and the islands are also a top location for visiting birders. This comprehensive and portable field guide covers every species found on the islands. The concise text includes descriptions of every species, highlighting plumage variation and distinctions from similar species. The plates use the relevant images from Birds of Northern South America to create new plates specific for Trinidad and Tobago. This new edition has been completely revised. The plates have been extensively re-worked, with many images replaced and repainted. As a result, there are now eight extra plates, and some groups, such as flycatchers, have been repainted almost in entirety. The text has also been updated. This new edition supersedes all previous field guides to these popular islands.
The birds of Ecuador [Two volume set]. Volume one: Status, distribution and taxonomy. volume two: field guide.Artist/Author: Ridgely, Robert S. and Paul J. Greenfield.
These volumes comprehensively treat the nearly 1600 species of birds that can be found in mainland Ecuador. Volume 1: Status, distribution and taxonomy contains detailed information on the ecology, status and distribution of all species. Introductory chapters deal with geography, climate and vegetation; bird migration in Ecuador, Ecuadorian ornithology, endemic bird areas in Ecuador and conservation. Individual species accounts treat habitat, distribution and taxonomy. Volume 2: Field guide contains 96 full-colour plates and facing pages of descriptive text, a colour map of Ecuador, 2 line drawings of bird anatomy, 115 silhouette outlines and nearly 1600 distribution maps. All species are illustrated in full colour, including migrants and vagrants and visually distinctive subspecies. The text focuses on the field identification aspects of each species, including their behaviour, vocalisations and nest appearance.
Wildlife Conservation Society: Birds of Brazil, The Pantanal and Cerrado of Central Brazil.Artist/Author: Gwynne, John A., et al.
First guide of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil Field Guide Series, to be completed in five volumes. For volume two see 
Brazil, the fifth largest nation in the world, is one of the planet’s richest places for avian diversity and endemism. With the Birds of Brazil field guide series, the Wildlife Conservation Society brings together a top international team to do justice to the incredible diversity of Brazil’s avifauna. This first guide of the planned five-volume series features the 743 bird species of the Pantanal and Cerrado regions of Central Brazil. The sprawling Pantanal plain, one of the world’s most famed birding sites, is a seasonally flooded wetland boasting both impressive concentrations of large waterbirds and species such as the Toco Toucan, Hyacinth Macaw, Golden-collared Macaw, and endemic Blaze-winged Parakeets. The Cerrado is a distinctive Brazilian habitat that is the planet’s biologically richest savannah. This compact modern field guide’s unparalleled colour artwork throughout, identification points, and range map for each species enable easy identification of all the birds normally found in these vibrant and critically important areas of Brazil. With 116 threatened species encompassing 25 percent of South America’s threatened birds, Brazil has an imperative to conserve its birds and unique habitats that begins with their appreciation and identification. Thus, the species accounts are coupled with an introductory chapter on the region’s unique environments and pressing conservation challenges. This practical and portable guide is an indispensable companion to those visiting Brazil’s glorious natural areas of the Pantanal and Cerrado.
Birds of South America: Passerines.Artist/Author: Ridgely, Robert S., and Guy Tudor.
This is a major identification guide to the songbirds of South America. No other single volume guide exists for passerines (though there is a single-volume guide for non-passerines from Collins publishers). There are still large areas of South America without a comprehensive field guide, so this book will become essential for anyone birding in these areas (e.g. Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay). This authoritative text covers almost 2,000 species and contains 121 colour plates. Maps for every species appear opposite the plates for easy reference. This is a single-volume guide to South American passerines, based on a two-volume work first published in 1989 and 1994. For the new edition, the text has been condensed, most of the missing species that were not illustrated before have now been painted, and brand new maps have been compiled for every species.
A photographic guide to birds of southern Brazil: including the Pantanal and Atlantic Forest.Artist/Author: Byers, Clive.
South America’s largest country is home to a great diversity of habitats and nearly 1,700 species of birds, of which more than 10 per cent are endemic. Brazil is a birder’s paradise and an increasingly popular tourist destination. Areas such as the Pantanal and the Atlantic Forests are renowned for their birdwatching potential and boast such dramatic species as Hyacinth Macaw, Toco Toucan, King Vulture and Greater Rhea, not to mention an array of brightly coloured manikins, cotingas, hummingbirds and tanagers. 252 of southern Brazil’s most interesting and spectacular birds are featured in this concise and easy-to-use guide, each species illustrated in full colour alongside key information on identification, habitat and distribution.