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 Wildlife of Ecuador: A Photographic Field Guide to Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians (Princeton University Press (WILDGuides))

Wildlife of Ecuador: A Photographic Field Guide to Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians (Princeton University Press (WILDGuides))













  • beautiful photos
  • nice companion to other, specialized guides
  • relatively small size, not pocket-sized though.
  • includes many of the common species you are likely to see


  • general guide, many species not listed
  • photographs only, just one per species

“Any nature-loving visitor to Ecuador could make use of this relatively small guide to help identify the mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians most likely to be seen. Birders will still want a more complete, dedicated bird guide, but this one would still be worth having for other wildlife.”

New Book: Wildlife of Ecuador
August, 2017
(The Birder’s Library)

“Birds of Kruger National Park by Keith Barnes and Ken Behrens and Wildlife of Ecuador by Andrés Vásquez Noboa, photography by Pablo Cervantes Daza are the latest titles in Princeton University Press’s WildGuides Wildlife Explorer Series, a series focused on the “general reader,” the layperson, the traveler who is not a “birder” but who wants to know what bird or animal or amphibian or reptile she’s observing. This is an important niche that is too often filled with laminated folders and colorful paperbacks of varying accuracy and quality. The PUP WildGuides are a quality act with high production values, knowledgeable authors, beautiful photographs, introductions in the front that describe habitat and indexes in the back. The guides are small enough to fit into a large pocket or a small backpack, and sturdy enough to withstand the wear of travel.”

Birds of Kruger National Park and Wildlife of Ecuador: Two WILDGuides Reviewed
August 1, 2107
Donna Lynn Schulman (10,000 Birds)

Publisher’s Description:

Mainland Ecuador’s spectacular wildlife makes it a magnet for nature tourists, but until now there hasn’t been a go-to, all-in-one guide geared to the general reader. With this handy and accessible guide, visitors now have everything they need to identify and enjoy the majority of birds and animals they are likely to see. Written and illustrated by two of Ecuador’s most experienced nature guides and photographers, this book covers more than 350 birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. It features over 400 stunning color photographs and includes a range map for each species, as well as a brief account of the country’s natural history and biogeography. With its extensive coverage, attractive and easy-to-use layout, beautiful photographs, and nontechnical text, this is an essential guide for anyone who wants to explore the natural wonders of Ecuador.
• An essential all-in-one guide to mainland Ecuador’s amazing wildlife
• Unique and attractive layout with more than 400 stunning color photographs
• Covers more than 350 of the most frequently seen birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians
• Uses a habitat-based approach to aid identification
• Accessible text provides key information on identification, behavior, biology, and conservation
• Photos, maps, and text are presented together for ease of use

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