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Collins Field Guide: Birds Of South America: Non-Passerines: Rheas to WoodpeckersArtist/Author: Erize, Francisco, J.R Mata
The only field guide to illustrate and describe every non-passerine species of bird in South America.
This superbly illustrated field guide to the birds of South America covers all the non-passerines (non-perching birds from Divers to Woodpeckers). All plumages for each species are illustrated, including males, females and juveniles.
Featuring 1,273 species, the text gives information on key identification features, habitat, and songs and calls.
The 156 colour plates appear opposite their 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.
This comprehensive and easy to use guide is a must for all birdwatchers visiting the region.
Birds of Chile: A Photo GuideArtist/Author: Howell, Steve, Fabrice Schmitt
This is the first modern-style photographic field guide to the birds of Chile, an increasingly popular destination with birders and naturalists. Compact and easy to carry, pack, and use, Birds of Chile is ideal for curious naturalists and experienced birders alike, providing everything anyone needs to identify the birds they see. Clear photographs and brief, facing-page species accounts highlight what to look for and how to quickly identify species. The photos include both close-ups and birds-in-habitat images to further aid real-life identification. An introduction and maps provide an overview of Chile’s geographic regions and their distinctive birdlife. Birds of Chile is also a great resource for birding in nearby countries, especially Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru.
More than 1,000 real-life photos and brief, facing-page text make bird identification easy
Overview and maps describe the distinct bird regions of Chile
Perfect for curious naturalists and experienced birders alike
Compact and easy to carry and pack
Also a great resource for birding in Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru
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 ConservationArtist/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 Venezuela (Helm Field Guide)Artist/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 FinchesArtist/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 AreaArtist/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.
A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago (Third Edition)Artist/Author: Ffrench, Richard et al.
Members of nearly all the families of South American birds can be found on the two beautiful West Indian islands of Trinidad and Tobago, where the pleasant climate, varied habitat, and avian diversity create a “birder’s paradise.” This easy-to-use book is the third edition of a comprehensive yet compact field guide to all 477 species of the islands’ birds, including 35 new species accounts added to the country’s bird list since the last edition. Richard Ffrench’s work has been a “bible” to birders since the appearance of the first edition in 1973. This third edition incorporates five decades of his notes and records of the island’s birds to present in a handy and readable form detailed and comprehensive information about the birds of Trinidad and Tobago.
Showcasing 40 all-new color plates by the very best bird artists working under the direction of John P. O’Neill, the third edition now includes illustrations of not only the islands’ endemic and resident species, but also the many migratory species that visit the islands from both the north and the south. The taxonomic arrangement and treatment of families and species has also been brought in line with the most recent determinations of the A.O.U. Committee on Nomenclature for a thoroughly up-to-date presentation. In his introduction, Richard Ffrench offers a full treatment of the history of ornithology in Trinidad and Tobago and sets the scene by describing the islands’ physiography, climate, and vegetation. Individual species accounts, arranged by family, make up the core of this identification guide. The accounts cover habitat and status, range and subspecies, field description and basic measurements, voice, food, nesting, and behavior. Richard Ffrench’s summary of the distribution of species and their breeding and migration, as well as local conservation and protection measures, makes this volume much more than a typical field-guide treatment, and invites visitors to this premier ecotourism destination.
Birds of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire (Helm Identification Guide)Artist/Author: De Boer, Bart, Eric Newton, and Robin Restall,
OUT OF PRINT. UNKNOWN AT PRESENT IF IT WILL BE REPRINTED. 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 (Third Edition)Artist/Author: Kenefick, Martyn et al.
Trinidad & 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 third edition has been revised, with many images being repainted. The text has also been updated, and has been written specifically to assist in the field identification of every species that occurs on Trinidad & Tobago. This new edition supersedes all previous field guides to these popular islands.
Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal and Cerrado of Central BrazilArtist/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.
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.