Birds of Costa Rica (Helm Field Guides)

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Birds of Costa Rica (Helm Field Guides)

Birds of Costa Rica (Helm Field Guides)

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Costa Rica is among the most popular birding destinations in the world, with a breathtaking diversity of neotropical birdlife and stunningly beautiful habitats ranging from shady mangrove swamps to mist-enshrouded mountaintops and verdant rainforests. We acknowledge that the land on which we are situated are the lands traditionally used by the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Neutral People. There are generally about 6 species descriptions to a page placed opposite illustrations showing, more often than not, male and female where sufficiently distinct.

My daughter took the kids to Costa Rica on last spring break but I don’t think they watched birds – they were too busy surfing. The foremost objective of The Birds of Costa Rica is to help anyone to correctly and confidently identify the Costa Rica birds. Juveniles, colour morphs and occasional sub-species are shown again where these can be identified in the field. Simply stated, it is a very fine book, meeting all the established criteria for a successful modern field guide, and in many instances exceeding them. If you’re looking for the definitive guide to mammals in Costa Rica, this is the guide book for you.

All in all, this is a very good field guide, typical of most modern bird field guides: a good layout, accurate illustrations, useful text and quite accurate distribution maps, plus the usual introductory sections such as photos and descriptions of the different bird habitats in Costa Rica.

Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. This is the one field guide the novice or experienced birder needs for identifying birds in the field in the diverse habitats found in Costa Rica.We also acknowledge the enduring presence and deep traditional knowledge, laws, and philosophies of the Indigenous Peoples with whom we share this land today. G. Howell’s Birds of Costa Rica (2023) is an exemplary field guide and a rich source of information on Costa Rican birds that is accessible to a wide range of users. With a trip to Costa Rica imminent and as a serious "hobbyist" birder, I wanted a guide that would be similar to my trusty Collins Bird Guide to serve me on my first venture to exotic birding climes! Now this one I know I left a comment as I asked you where I could find out about Bird tours in Costa Rica!



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