Wednesday, June 8, 2016
1) Athanas, Nick and Paul J. Greenfield. Birds of Western Ecuador: A Photographic Guide. 2016. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 448 pages. Price: $45.00 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: Western Ecuador is famed for its astonishingly diverse birdlife, from colorful hummingbirds and outrageous toucans to more difficult groups like raptors, flycatchers, and ovenbirds. Here is the ultimate photographic guide to the spectacular birds of this region. Featuring nearly 1,500 stunning color photos of 946 species, this richly detailed and taxonomically sophisticated field guide will help you with even the toughest identification challenges. Species accounts, photos, and color distribution maps appear side by side, making it easier than ever to find what you are looking for, whether you are in the field or preparing for your trip.
RECOMMENDATION: A useful supplement to the field guides of the region.