Monday, February 27, 2012
1) de Boer, Bart, Eric Newton, and Robin Restall. Birds of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire. 2012. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 176 pages. Price: $27.95 U.S.
SUMMARY: Located in the southern Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela, the islands of Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire are home to a colorful diversity of bird species. Birds of Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire is the first comprehensive field guide to the birds of the region and the ideal companion for identifying the islands' remarkable avian population. This compact and portable book contains close to 1,000 superb color illustrations on 71 color plates and detailed descriptions of every species. Concise text on facing pages highlights key identification features, including voice, habitat, behavior, and status. This field guide is essential for all birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts interested in this part of the world.
This book features:
*First-ever comprehensive field guide to the birds of the Netherlands Antilles
*Complete coverage of the islands' bird species, including residents, migrants, and vagrants
*Close to 1,000 illustrations on 71 color plates depicting every species and all major plumages and races
*Concise text on facing pages highlights key identification features, including voice, habitat, behavior, and status.
RECOMMENDATION: A must have for those birding the region.