Birds of Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama (Princeton Field Guides)

November 10, 2019 - Comment

The first comprehensive field guide to the birds of Central America Birds of Central America is the first comprehensive field guide to the avifauna of the entire region, including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Handy and compact, the book presents text and illustrations for nearly 1,200 resident and migrant species,

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The first comprehensive field guide to the birds of Central America

Birds of Central America is the first comprehensive field guide to the avifauna of the entire region, including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Handy and compact, the book presents text and illustrations for nearly 1,200 resident and migrant species, and information on all rare vagrants. Two hundred sixty detailed plates on convenient facing-page spreads depict differing ages and sexes for each species, with a special focus on geographic variation. The guide also contains up-to-date range maps and concise notes on distribution, habitat, behavior, and voice. An introduction provides a brief overview of the region’s landscape, climate, and biogeography.

The culmination of more than a decade of research and field experience, Birds of Central America is an indispensable resource for all those interested in the bird life of this part of the world.
Detailed information on the entire avifauna of Central America
260 beautiful color plates
Range maps, text, and illustrations presented on convenient facing-page spreads
Up-to-date notes on distribution supported by an extensive bibliography
Special focus on geographic variation of bird species

Comments

Anonymous says:

SPECTACULAR! First, I must confess: I have no actual experience in the neotropics and therefore my review cannot vouch for the accuracy of the illustrations, text, or range maps. But I do have dozens of titles on neotropical avifauna, and thus have content to compare this title to. I also haven’t spent hours poring through this guide, so I will provide an update if I have spoken prematurely!That said, WOW. This field guide is beautiful. Unlike many other field guides, this one is…

Anonymous says:

GREAT FIELD GUIDE I have 6 different field guides for Central and South America countries and this one is easily the best.As the other reviewer pointed it the field notes and art work are superb.The author and artist are field research associates for the American Museum of Natural History. Theyspent ten years working on this guide and it shows.Can’t wait to use it on my Christmas vacation to Panama.

Anonymous says:

What a great guidebook! This book sets the standard for birding guidebooks. The plates are wow beautiful – and really capture the birds you see. I have made several trips to Central America and am looking forward to more. I have all the guidebooks to Central America and this is the best.The one disadvantage of this book is it’s big so it may not be the book you use in the field as each Central America country has its own guide book but this book may be the one you want to study from as it shows more…

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