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The Birds of Ecuador comprehensively treats the nearly 1600 species of birds that can be found in mainland Ecuador. The authors describe Ecuador this way: "One of the wonders of the natural world. Nowhere else is such incredible avian diversity crammed into such a small country. . . . Birds are, happily, numerous in many parts of Ecuador: even the downtown parks of the big ...more
Paperback, 768 pages
Published June 26th 2001 by Cornell University Press
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Wanda
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Field guides are not really books that one reads--they are books that one studies and hopes to retain a small fraction of the information available. This book provides excellent coverage of the birds of Ecuador. Many of the birds depicted are difficult to do justice to--the iridescent hummingbirds, tanagers, etc. I felt I was doing well just to get the various families of birds that were possible to see somewhat established in my brain. Actually seeing some of these species was mind-blowing.

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Sheri Fresonke Harper
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Useful resource for the visitor to Ecuador, especially those bird watching or visiting Ecolodges. Not all the pictures have the best color--variation exists. We saw 125 birds in three weeks, that leaves 1000+ to go.
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Unbelievably comprehensive book....now I just can't wait for my trip to Ecuador!
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