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Geared towards the general public as opposed to ornithologists or hardcore birders, these books often present basic information about each species or feature a subset of the avifauna for an area.


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The Lives of Ireland's Familiar Birds
By Anthony McGeehan, Julian Wy...
Oct 2014 Ireland is slowly becoming a country of nature and bird enthusiasts. Everyone has a space – garde...

Costa Rica Birds of the Atlantic Lowlands and the Caribbean Coast

By Robert Dean

Costa Rica Birds of the Nicoya Peninsula and the Guanacaste Dry Forest

By Robert Dean

Costa Rica Birds of the Pacific Rain Forest

By Robert Dean

Costa Rica Cloud Forest and Highland Birds

By Mark Wainwright
Jan 2005 Rainforest Publications' Costa Rica Cloud Forest and Highland Birds Fold-out Pocket Field Guide s...

Guide to Summer Coastal Birds

By Rebecca Farley-Brown
Jul 2014 From cormorants to kittiwakes, and guillemots to gulls, this 8-panel laminated fold-out chart fea...

An Introduction to Northern California Birds

By Herbert Clarke
Mar 1995 This easy-to-use, nontechnical and comprehensive field guide introduces beginners of all ages to...

Mexico Birds

Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Campeche
By Rainforest Publications
Apr 2012 Fold-out pocket field guide for Birds in Mexico's Caribbean regions.24" by 8.75" (61 cm by 22 cm)...

Mirando Aves en Nicaragua

By Elisabet Jané; Santiago Gua...
Mar 2014 Nicaragua holds a large biodiversity which comprises nearly 800 bird species (resident and migrat...

Panama Birds

Western Panama
By Robert Dean, Mark Wainwright
Jan 2013

Panama Birds

Central Panama
By Robert Dean, Mark Wainwright
Jan 2009

The Stokes Essential Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America

By Donald Stokes; Lillian Stokes
Oct 2014 A new landmark in nature guides: the most authoritative, beautiful, and useful national pocket gu...