Birds of Mexico and Central America: (Princeton Illustrated Checklists)$17.99
- useful as an annotated checklist; over 1000 species
- includes migrants
- covers all of Mexico and Central America
- light weight and easy to carry in the field
- small range maps inconveniently located in the back of the book
- art work not up to par compared to other guides
- not recommended for beginners
“As a field guide, which is to say a guide meant to be referenced in the field, Birds of Mexico and Central America excels. In a miracle of efficiency, van Perlo has shoehorned over 1,500 species into just 7.4 x 5 x 0.8 inches. Birds of Mexico and Central America is only a third of the weight of the Howell and Webb yet covers a wider area, including bird-dense Costa Rica and Panama in its purview. Its 98 color plates include Neotropical residents and migrants with every species earning an individual range map towards the back of the book. The illustrations themselves may not earn kudos from art critics but they invariably convey the essential, although unembellished, field marks of their subjects.”
THE BIRDS OF MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA
April 09, 2009
Mike (10,000 Birds)
Birds of Mexico and Central America is the only field guide to illustrate and describe every species of bird in Central America from Mexico to Panama, including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Written and illustrated by Ber van Perlo, this handsome work covers more than 1,500 species.
Information on key identification features, habitats, songs, and calls is included as are distribution maps showing each species' location and prevalence. Enhanced with ninety-eight color plates, the book provides illustrations of all plumages for the adult males and females as well as the juveniles of each species. Illustrations appear opposite their relevant text for quick and easy reference.
Comprehensive and highly portable, this guide is a must for any birdwatcher visiting the region.
- More than 1,500 species described and illustrated
- Information on key identification features, habitat, and songs and calls
- Distribution maps showing each species' location and prevalence
- Illustrations of all plumages for each species
- 98 color plates, which appear opposite their relevant text for quick and easy reference
- Comprehensive and highly portable
- A must for all birdwatchers visiting the region