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The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide

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"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. The shimmering quetzals, gaudy macaws, and comical toucans only begin to hint at the impressive avian diversity to be found throughout this s ...more
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Published May 1st 2007 by Cornell University Press (first published 2007)
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Leonard
Mar 30, 2015 Leonard rated it it was amazing
I didn't read all the text, but looked at the pictures, checking especially to see what species and names were foreign to the part of the U.S. in which I live. I noted that most of the New World Warblers migrate to the US, as do some other species that winter in Costa Rica. Beautiful, as birds usually are!
Gabriel Alan
Mar 01, 2014 Gabriel Alan rated it really liked it
The most comprehensive guide available, unfortunately marred by some errors in the illustrations (as confirmed by several professional Costa Rican birding guides) that make field identification difficult.
Alex Roslin
Oct 01, 2015 Alex Roslin rated it it was amazing
This is recognized as the classic bird field guide for Costa Rica -- beautifully illustrated book by highly informed and devoted authors.
Dan
Aug 26, 2012 Dan rated it really liked it
This is a handy guide and suitable alternative to the classic (and still essential) Stiles & Skutch. This book is smaller and lighter but that means it lacks the details of habitat, behavior, elevational range, and nests that are in S&S. The main advantage of this guide is that it includes range maps and adopts the more convenient format of illustrations opposite short descriptions and maps. No more flipping around as in S&S. But again, it lacks a lot of the detailed info in S&S ...more
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Apr 20, 2011 Katelyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: field-guide
A constant companion while I was studying abroad.
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