Birds of the West Indies

Author: Herbert A. Raffaele
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400836182
Release Date: 2010-04-23
Genre: Nature

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

Birds of the West Indies

Author: Herbert A. Raffaele
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069111319X
Release Date: 2003-09-22
Genre: Nature

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

Wildlife of the Caribbean

Author: Herbert A. Raffaele
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400851690
Release Date: 2014-05-25
Genre: Nature

This is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the natural world of the Caribbean islands. It contains 600 vivid color images featuring 451 species of plants, birds, mammals, fish, seashells, and much more. While the guide primarily looks at the most conspicuous and widespread species among the islands, it also includes rarely seen creatures—such as the Rhinoceros Iguana and Cuban Solenodon—giving readers a special sense of the region's diverse wildlife. Each species is represented by one or more color photos or illustrations; details regarding its identification, status, and distribution; and interesting aspects of its life history or relationship to humans. In addition, an introductory section focuses on the unique characteristics of the Caribbean’s fauna and flora, the threats faced by both, and some of the steps being taken to sustain the area’s extraordinary natural heritage. Wildlife of the Caribbean is the essential field guide for learning about the living wonders in this area of the world. The only guide of its kind for the Caribbean islands 600 detailed color images feature 451 amazing species Straightforward descriptions suitable for general audience Compact size makes the guide easy to carry

Birds of the Dominican Republic Haiti

Author: Steven C. Latta
Publisher:
ISBN: 0691118906
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

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 the West Indies

Author: James Bond
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: CORNELL:31924090273685
Release Date: 1993-09
Genre: Nature

Describes more than four hundred species of birds and includes information on range and habitat

A Guide to the Birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Author: Herbert A. Raffaele
Publisher:
ISBN: 0691024243
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Nature

This is a revised edition of a widely praised guide to the birds of the largest of the Caribbean islands and the neighboring Virgin Islands. It includes detailed accounts of all 284 well-documented species known to occur in the region, 273 being illustrated. The book also contains specific sections entitled "Biogeography" and "Conservation" to foster an appreciation of the uniqueness of the region's wildlife and to develop an awareness of local conservation issues. The section "Places to Bird" will help make the stay of short-term visitors more productive. The book also substantially updates the data on avian distribution and abundance in the region covering records through November 1988. From reviews of the first edition: "This well-illustrated volume is a must for any student of birds visiting Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands."--Chandler S. Robbins, The Quarterly Review of Biology "A valuable and informative guide."--James A. Dick, The Wilson Bulletin "This well-written book is the first comprehensive guide to the birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. All species, including winter visitors (which comprise 47 percent of the avifauna) are described and illustrated, making a second volume for identification of North American migrants unnecessary. . . . Aside from being a fine field guide, the book contains useful summaries of the biogeography of the region and the ecology of avian populations. . . . A major contribution is Raffaele's presentation of a wealth of hitherto unpublished information on the natural history of the region's birds."--James W. Wiley, Ibis

Birds of the Eastern Caribbean

Author: Peter G. H. Evans
Publisher: Macmillan Caribbean
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173006200299
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Nature

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.

Birds of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands

Author: Bruce Hallett
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited
ISBN: 0333937449
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

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.

Birds of Borneo

Author: Susan Myers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472924452
Release Date: 2016-03-10
Genre: Nature

Covering the whole of the island of Borneo, this fully revised and updated edition is indispensable for anyone interested in the avifauna of this diverse region. With authoritative text and packed with sumptuous colour plates, Birds of Borneo is the definitive guide to the island's birdlife. This new edition features an extensive introduction providing information on geography, climate and habitat. The accurate text covers the identification, voice and status of all species and distinctive subspecies of the island, which is accompanied by detailed distribution maps as well as 144 colour plates covering all major races and plumage variations.

Birds of the West Indies

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215391751
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Nature

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

Birds of Cuba

Author: Orlando H. Garrido
Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
ISBN: 0713657847
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Birds

This field guide is dedicated to Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean. It provides a brief and informative summary of what is known about the birds of Cuba, making it useful for birders and tourists alike.

Caribbean Birds

Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 1583551581
Release Date: 2003-05-01
Genre: Nature

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.