Birds of Colombia


Birds of Colombia, as beautiful and practical a field guide as The Audubon Shop owner Jerry has seen (which is saying a lot).

QR codes next to each bird’s entry link to eBird and allow one to hear the bird’s calls. Amazingly helpful. This hardcover edition is currently the only one available from the publisher.


Author: Steven L. Hilty
ISBN: 9788416728237
Publisher: Lynx Editions
Year of Publication: 2021

Birds of Colombia author (Steven L. Hilty) and illustrators hit a high bar.

Finally, a new field guide to Colombia! Jerry declares this the nicest field guide he has ever seen, and that is saying a lot.

Travel is safely opening up in this bird rich country. Sign us up!

This Lynx Edition Birds of Colombia is as beautiful as it is well laid out and practical.

This book also features QR codes next to each birds entry. When scanned with a smart phone’s camera, the QR code will bring one to the Cornell eBird page that features each bird’s calls! This is a game changer for world wide bird enthusiasts, and we anticipate that this is the wave of the future.

For birders, Colombia really is number one! Not only have more species been recorded there than in any other country, but almost one-fifth of the world’s birds occur in Colombia, packed into an area slightly greater than 1,100,000 km2.

Stretching east to west from the Orinoco River to the Pacific Ocean, and north to south from the Caribbean to Amazonian headwaters, the country’s topography is remarkably diverse. Here, the Andes are separated into three ranges by two important valleys, the Cauca and the Magdalena, and there are two very important massifs, Santa Marta and Perijá, in the north of the country—in particular, the Santa Marta range is one of the great endemic hotspots in the world.

In recent years, a series of standard birding routes has evolved, many of them focused on the country’s privately and publicly owned protected areas, permitting keen birders to see nearly all of Colombia’s many special birds, from extravagantly plumaged parrots and hummingbirds to skulking antpittas.

Nevertheless, in South America the capacity to escape the beaten track and make novel findings is perhaps nowhere better than Colombia, as exemplified by the recent discovery of an apparently new species of antpitta close to the city of Cali.

  • 608 pp
  • Hardcover edition (soft cover is no longer available due to a failure of the binding)
  • Published 03/21

Additional information

Weight 2.88 lbs
Dimensions 9.06 × 6.3 in