A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America
The definitive guide to all 1,070 species known from Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and northern Nicaragua.
Author: Steve N.G. Howell, Sophie Webb
Illustrator: Sophie Webb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year of Publication: 1995
850 pp., 71 full-color plates and 41 drawings.
A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America is astonishingly comprehensive, covering the identification, status, and distribution of all 1,070 birds species known from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, and western Nicaragua. Beautifully illustrated with seventy-one color plates and thirty-nine black and white drawings, the guide shows 750 species and includes many plumages never before depicted.
No other book approaches the thoroughness of this unique field guide. Beautifully illustrated with seventy-one color plates and thirty-nine black and white drawings, the guide shows 750 species and includes many plumages never before depicted. Of special interest are illustrations of some of the most notoriously difficult groups to portray, such as raptors in flight, owls, and nightjars. In addition, superb, easy-to-read maps help the traveling birder locate particular–even rare–species, and the entries describing individual birds detail their appearance, voice, habitat, behavior (including nesting and eggs), and distribution.
With the U.S. birder in mind, the guide also includes birds that can be seen north of the border, showing these American migrants on plates when they could be confused with similar Mexican species, thus enabling the birder to make quick and ready comparisons in the field. And, with readable and fascinating presentations of the natural history of Central American birds, this guide will be welcomed not only by seasoned birders, but by any traveler exploring the rain forests, coastlines, and deserts of Mexico and the Central American isthmus.
** Split your book, lighten your load! For a more portable and convenient alternative to carrying the full field guide, we can “split” your guide. We can remove the 38 color plates that occupy the middle section of the book, bind them in a plastic spiral binding, and do the same with the remaining text. One may choose to carry only the plates with the short descriptions while in the field, leaving the text at the lodge to refer to later – eliminating more than 85% of the weight of the book! Cost is $10.
- Oxford University Press, 1995
- Steve Howell & Sophie Webb
- 1010 Pages
- 71 color plates
- 44 illus.
|Dimensions||10 × 10 × 3 in|