The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide (Zona Tropical Publications)
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* A visual guide to the anatomical features of birds with accompanying explanatory text. Birds play a prominent role in attracting visitors, too. "Graced with bounteous natural beauty, a stable democratic government, and friendly citizens, Costa Rica has become a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. The shimmering quetzals, gaudy macaws, and comical toucans only begin to hint at the impressive avian diversity to be found throughout this small country."from the IntroductionThis is the one field guide the novice or experienced birder needs to identify birds in the field in the diverse habitats found
Richard Garrigues is one of the preeminent birding guides in Costa Rica, with more than twenty-five years' experience leading birding and natural history tours.He is the author of The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide, second edition, illustrated by Robert Dean, and Photo Guide to Birds of Costa Rica, both from Cornell.Robert Dean is an avid birder and natural history illustrator.
"I feel lighter already" according to James J. Peterson. For 95% of the traveler's going to Costa Rica, you'll want to take this book.For readers interested in natural history, I think it's important to understand what this book is - and what Costa Rica needed. The new Garrigues and Dean field guide, The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide (henceforth the G&D field guide) will not be the new baromet. Sweet New CR Field Guide Hans de Grys This is a great new field guide to the birds of Costa Rica. Although not as comprehensive as the venerable Stiles & Skutch, it packs over 820 species into a pocket-sized guide. The illustrations by Robert Dean are beautifully rendered and seem quite accurately done (experts on CR birds can chime in to confirm or refute this assertion). I also. Beautifully compact I got my copy today of this new FG to the Birds of Costa Rica. As I also own the older book by Stiles and Skutch, the first impression was how small this new field guide is, compared to the older one. Very unusual for a FG of a tropical country. The old book weighs in at 895 grams, whereas Garrigues & Dean is a mere 557 grams. A considerable
I highly recommend it."Victor Emanuel, Victor Emanuel Nature Tours"Compact, attractive, easy-to-use, and accurate, The Birds of Costa Rica should be in the day pack of anyone roaming the forests of this birders' paradise."Russell Greenberg, Director, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center . Each set of illustrations is accompanied by text listing the species' name, scientific name, and identifying markings for a birder to look for. "For the nature lover fortunate enough to vacation in Costa Ricaand for all lovers of beautiful birdscomes this up-to-date, comprehensive field guide to more than 820 native and migrant birds to be found in that country. It is compact, easy to carry in the field, and filled with useful information. Ridgely, World Land Trust, author of Birds of Ecuador, Birds of Panama, and Birds of South America"This book is a must for birders visiting Costa Rica. Also included is a range map for