Author: Herbert A. Raffaele
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2010-04-23
Fully illustrated, easy to use, and completely up-to-date, Birds of the West Indies is the only field guide that covers all of the bird species known to occur in the region--including migrants and infrequently occurring forms. Each species is represented by a full description that includes identification field marks, status and range, habitat, and voice. A map showing the bird's distribution accompanies many species accounts, and plumages of all species are depicted in ninety-three beautifully rendered color plates. Bird lovers, vacationing tourists, local residents, and "armchair travelers" will all want to own this definitive field guide to the birds of the West Indies. Includes all species recorded in the region Features ninety-three color plates with concise text on facing pages for quick reference and easy identification Species accounts cover identification, voice, status and habitat, and range Color distribution maps
Author: Steven C. Latta
Release Date: 2006
Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti fills a large void in the literature on birdwatching and the environment in these tropical countries. The first comprehensive field guide devoted to Hispaniola's birds, it provides detailed accounts for more than 300 species, including thirty-one endemic species. Included in the species descriptions are details on key field marks, similar species, voice, habitats, geographic distribution on Hispaniola, status, nesting, range, and local names used in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The authors also comment on ecology, behavior, and taxonomic status. The book provides color illustrations and range maps based on the most recent data available. But the authors' intent is to provide more than just a means of identifying birds. The guide also underscores the importance of promoting the conservation of migratory and resident birds, and building support for environmental measures.
Birds of Western Africa (Helm, 2001) was the first single-volume guide to cover all the species of this region, which comprises 23 countries from Senegal and southern Mauritania east to Chad and the Central African Republic, and south to Congo. This new edition uses all of the plates from Birds of Western Africa, with a concise, authoritative text on facing pages, to create a conveniently-sized, lightweight field reference covering all 1300 species found in the region. The book also has updated colour distribution maps for each species placed on the text pages for the first time. A number of new images have been painted for this new edition and several of the illustrations have been replaced. This major new guide will enable birders to identify any species found in any of the countries covered.
Author: Peter G. H. Evans
Publisher: Macmillan Caribbean
Release Date: 1990
Dealing with the natural history of birds, " Birds of the Eastern Caribbean" provides an up-to-date review of over 300 species to be found in the islands. For each species, the key features are identified, followed by notes on status, distribution, habitat, breeding biology, diet and behaviour. Photographs of many species are illustrated in colour for the first time. The guide includes helpful hints on bird-watching and bird photography. There is a useful bibliography, list of best bird-watching sites and an island by island check list of species recently observed, all included to help the visitor get the best out of bird-watching in the islands.
Author: James Bond
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 1999-09-01
Descriptions of more than 400 species of birds found in the islands of the West Indies include local names of birds, notes on migrants and winter residents -- as well as birds that breed there -- and voice, habitat, and range information. More than 340 illustrations aid in identification.
A guide that introduces the readers to the bird life of the Bahamas Archipelago and the neighbouring Turks and Caicos Islands. It contains colour photographs and information on the breeding birds of the region, as well as the commonly recorded migrants that either pass through on their way to other destinations or stay during the winter season.
The West Indies, stretching from Grand Bahama in the north to Grenada in the south, is home to more than 550 bird species. Birds of the West Indies is the complete guide for identifying all of the diverse birds in these island territories. The guide's 80 vivid color plates are accompanied by succinct text focusing on key field-identification characteristics, and distribution maps for all species are conveniently located at the back of the guide for handy reference. Birds of the West Indies is the perfect companion for birders, wildlife enthusiasts, and holiday-seekers interested in this area of the world. 80 color plates featuring more than 550 bird species Concise text concentrates on field-identification characteristics Detailed distribution maps for each species Easy-to-use and accessible--the ideal field guide
Where to Watch Birds in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean is the sixth and latest in a series that will ultimately cover the whole world. Including many of the most alluring and rewarding birding destinations anywhere, this is the first one-volume guide to this vast region. It is the ideal port of call for steadfast birders and nature-minded wayfarers alike. Around 430 species of birds have been recorded in the Caribbean, of which an amazing 159 are endemic. Central America has a species list of about 1,350, with some 340 endemics. This book treats over 215 individual sites in detail, covering every Central American country, Mexico, and all of the popular Caribbean islands. Detailed site accounts enable birders to maximize their chances of finding the special birds of each region, from the spectacular Resplendent Quetzal of Costa Rica's cloud forest to the threatened Imperial Parrot of Dominica. Endemic species for each site and region are listed separately, and the accounts include practical information on accommodation, transport, safety, and the timing of visits. Other interesting wildlife is also listed for each site, and numerous site maps and line drawings further enhance the text. The information presented is succinct, yet detailed enough for readers to work out their own itineraries with a minimum of time and effort. Any binocular-equipped traveler considering a trip to the Caribbean, Central America, or Mexico will find this guide both practical and enticing while planning from home--and absolutely indispensable in the field.
Author: Mark W. Oberle
Publisher: Edit Humanitas
Release Date: 2000
Puerto Rico's first book with color photos of all breeding birds and common migrants---310 color photos of 181 species of Puerto Rican birds. The English text is designed for students, teachers, tourists, and anyone who wants to understand Puerto Rico's natural heritage and its fascinating birds. The species' life histories are written in a non-technical style for the general reader, and include important lessons for conservation of our natural resources. Most common birds of the Virgin Islands and Lesser Antilles are also illustrated. The book contains a CD-ROM with detailed Spanish and English accounts of 350 species, an extensive bibliography, plus audio clips and 1,250 photos. The CD-ROM is written in HTML, for most PC and Macintosh computers, and allows easy access to files for student projects in biology, geography, music and art."
Caribbean Birds is a pocket-sized, folding guide highlighting the most commonly seen birds in the Caribbean Islands. Laminated for durability, these handy guides are a great source of portable information for the vacationer or the avian enthusiast. A map of the Caribbean Islands on the back cover, completes this essential guide.
The Nearctic region, which spans most of North America, including Canada and Greenland, is home to an incredibly rich diversity of birdlife. This illustrated guide covers more than 900 bird species yet is succinct, compact, and easy to use, making it the essential companion for birders and travelers alike. Birds of North America and Greenland features 102 stunning color plates that depict every species and every type of plumage in males, females, and juveniles. Concise species accounts describe key identification features, with information on habitat, songs, and calls. This field-ready guide also includes color distribution maps. Covers more than 900 bird species found in the Nearctic region Features 102 stunning color plates that depict every species Includes concise species accounts and color distribution maps Succinct, compact, and easy to use
Author: Guy M. Kirwan
Publisher: Prion (Bird Watcher's Guides)
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Bird watching
This guide covers the Greater Antilles, which comprises fivegroups of islands and six countries. From Cuba, with about 360species, to the Cayman Islands with just over 220 species, theGreater Antilles have recorded just over 550 species and thistotal contains more than 100 single island endemics and many morerestricted range species making these islands a very attractiveproposition to the visiting birder. The site accounts have detailsof location, birding strategy, accommodation and, of course, thebirds. More than 80 sites are detailed, many with accompanyingmaps. A full species lists shows exactly what has been seen ineach country, and the selective list helps to target the bestplaces to visit. As well as covering the very best birding sites,the authors have also tried to include some locations close tomain holiday centres used by birders with families.