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The Birds of Costa Rica A Field Guide by Richard Garrigues

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Published by Cornell University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Birds & Birdwatching - Guides,
  • Central America,
  • Birds & Birdwatching - General,
  • Nature,
  • Nature/Ecology

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsRobert Dean (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages387
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7848875M
ISBN 10080147373X
ISBN 109780801473739

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Despite Costa Rica being a birder destination there are only two books, The Birds of Costa Rica and A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica with the latter being much bulkier than the former which makes the former better received. During our visit we hired the services of numerous guides; we also visited with many s: The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide. "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. Birds play a prominent role in attracting visitors, too/5. It treats more than 40 percent () of the species known from Costa Rica but is a guide to at least 75 percent of the birds commonly seen in a week or so of birding. The book will also be welcomed by experienced birders in search of a companion volume to The Birds of Costa Rica, second edition, an illustrated guide to all the birds of Costa Rica. Featuring detailed descriptions and illustrations of more than resident and neotropical migrant bird species found in Costa Rica, this portable field guide is ideal for both the novice and experienced birder. Includes original, full-color plates, maps, and Range: $ - $

  Richard Garrigues is one of the preeminent birding guides in Costa Rica, with more than twenty-five years' experience leading birding and natural history 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/5(). The book will also be welcomed by experienced birders in search of a companion volume to The Birds of Costa Rica, second edition, an illustrated guide to all the birds of Costa Rica. The photographs in the species accounts in Photo Guide to Birds of Costa Rica are accompanied by names, measurements, field marks, habitat and behavior, voice. Birds of Costa Rica covers birds—an increase of species from the earlier volume—with fascinating accounts of the birds' natural history, identification, and behavior gleaned from Henderson's forty years of traveling and birding in Costa Rica.   Despite Costa Rica being a birder destination there are only two books, The Birds of Costa Rica and A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica with the latter being much bulkier than the former which makes the former better received. During our visit we hired the services of numerous guides; we also visited with many more/5().

  This is exactly the focus of The Birds of Costa Rica-to assist with identification in the field-and the book succeeds admirably. It is a pleasure to read."-Quarterly Review of Biology (reviewing the first edition) "The foremost objective of The Birds of Costa Rica is to help anyone to correctly and confidently identify the Costa Rica : Paperback. This book is an extension of the author's prior book, "A Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica" from The difference with this newer book is its focus on only birds 4/4(13).   Richard Garrigues is one of the preeminent birding guides in Costa Rica, with more than twenty-five years' experience leading birding and natural history 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.5/5(5). A highly readable, portable encylopedia to the fascinating, ever-surprising birds of Costa Rica, this book will be welcomed by birders and other naturalists, professional and amateur /5(3).