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Birds of Costa Rica

Chris Merkord
  • A Field Guide Henderson, Carrol L. Adams; Steve University of Texas Press 2010 Austin, Texas United States http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/henb2p

    5.75 x 8.25 | 403 pp. | 466 color photos, 11 figures, 307 maps


    Text and photographs by Carrol L. Henderson

    Illustrations by Steve Adams

    Foreword by Alexander F. Skutch

    English , Neotropic, , Costa Rica, Corrie Herring Hooks Series 64 No value 02/15/2010 0292719655 9780292719651 No value

The must-have guide to more than three hundred birds that visitors are most likely to see in Costa Rica, including unique or endemic species of high interest, illustrated with striking color photographs taken in the wild.


At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol Henderson published Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica in 2002, and it became the instant and indispensable guide.


Now Henderson has created a dedicated field guide to the birds that travelers are most likely to see, as well as to the unique or endemic species that are of high interest to birders. Birds of Costa Rica covers 310 birds—an increase of 124 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. All of the accounts include beautiful photographs of the birds, most of which were taken in the wild by Henderson. There are new updated distribution maps and a detailed appendix that identifies many of the country's best bird-watching locations and lodges, including contact information for trip planning purposes.

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