The Birds of Costa Rica

A Field Guide

Author: Richard Garrigues

Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9780801479885

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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"Field guide for identifying birds in the field in Costa Rica. Includes descriptions, range maps, and illustrations of all 903 species definitely known from Costa Rica, including pelagics and species regular to Cocos Island. Includes alphabetical quick-find indexes of groups and families on the inside back cover"--

The Wildlife of Costa Rica

A Field Guide

Author: Fiona Reid

Publisher: 秀和システム

ISBN: 9780801449055

Category: Nature

Page: 267

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"Featuring a good selection of common and/or interesting species, The Wildlife of Costa Rica is the most authoritative and most useful general guide to its subject. It will attract every ecotourist visiting Costa Rica. This dream team knows its stuff. and the illustrations are stunning."---Cagan H. Sekercioglu, Stanford University

Photo Guide to Birds of Costa Rica

Author: Richard Garrigues

Publisher: Comstock Publishing

ISBN: 9781501700255

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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Few ecosystem destinations are as abundant in their biodiversity as Costa Rica. Having the right field guides in hand can make all the difference when you're enjoying the country s birdlife. Photo Guide to Birds of Costa Rica, which features 549 excellent photographs, is designed to be equally useful for two distinct sets of readers. First are birders new to birding or new to birding in Costa Rica who want a guide to the birds that one is most likely to see, as well as to a few of the rarer species that one would hope to encounter. It treats more than 40 percent (365) of the species known from Costa Rica but is a guide to at least 75 percent of the birds commonly seen in a week or so of birding. The book will also be welcomed by experienced birders in search of a companion volume to The Birds of Costa Rica, second edition, an illustrated guide to all the birds of Costa Rica. The photographs in the species accounts in Photo Guide to Birds of Costa Rica are accompanied by names, measurements, field marks, habitat and behavior, voice, status and distribution, and range maps. "

The Birds of Panama

A Field Guide

Author: George Richard Angehr,Robert Dean

Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates

ISBN: 9780801476747

Category: Nature

Page: 456

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"This ambitious new guide is surely the most user-friendly neotropical bird guide to date. With excellent illustrations of every species (including migrants from the north), up-to-date range maps alongside the illustrations, and clear and concise text, it should be a very welcome addition to any traveler's library."---David Sibley, Sibley Guides "Panama at last has a handy field guide that is tightly focused on identification of its birds. Excellent distribution maps and the concise texts of George R. Angehr, along with Robert Dean's precise artwork on facing pages, enable birders and conservation biologists alike to confidently identify the many and diverse species in Panama's fabulous avifauna."---Bret Whitney, Field Guides Incorporated "A much-needed guide to one of the richest and most interesting avifauna in the New World. I can't wait to get back to Panama with it in my pack."---Paul R. Ehrlich, author of The Birder's Handbook.

Costa Rica's National Parks and Preserves, 3rd Edition

Author: Joseph Franke

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594854354

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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* Color photographs and overview map * Compact, portable format * Handy trip-finder with categories such as snorkeling/scuba, multi-day backpacking, sea kayaking, indigenous culture, and archeological/historical interest Costa Rica is famous for its incredible biodiversity, which draws naturalists, explorers, and hikers from every corner of the globe. With complete profiles of forty-six accessible parks and preserves, including five newly protected areas, Costa Rica's National Parks and Preserves, 3rd Ed. guides visitors through this unique, exotic terrain. Explorers will find descriptions of hikes, nature walks, and water trails, plus information on each park's facilities, attractions, and history. Thoroughly updated, sidebars on flora and fauna are new to this edition, accompanied by beautiful illustrations to help readers identify different species. A complete planning section details when to go, what to expect, what to bring, and what health precautions to take.

Neotropical Owls

Diversity and Conservation

Author: Paula L. Enriquez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319571087

Category: Science

Page: 670

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This book presents a comprehensive biological and ecological information about owls in the neotropic area. In addition the book covers topics such as threats and conservation strategies for these nocturnal birds of prey from 18 Neotropical countries. Owls are a good example of diversification processes and have developed evolutionary characteristics themselves. These species are found almost everywhere in the world but most of them are distributed in tropical areas and about a third of them live in the Neotropics. This biogeographic region has a high biodiversity and even share lineages of species from other continents because at some point all were part of Pangea. Although we still have much to know and understand about this diverse, scarcely studied and threatened group this work aims to be a precedent for future and further research on the subject.

#Urban Birding

Author: David Lindo

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440162125

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Eins ist klar: Wer dieses Buch gelesen hat, schnappt sich ein Fernglas und geht in den nächsten Park, um Vögel zu beobachten. 115 Städte weltweit hat Urban Birder David Lindo besucht und erzählt erstaunliche und inspirierende Geschichten über die Vögel, die er auf seinen Trips erlebt hat. Auch in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz war er unterwegs, hat Experten vor Ort getroffen oder sich einfach durch den Großstadtdschungel treiben lassen. Denn Vögel beobachten kann man in der Stadt praktisch immer und überall. „Look up!“, lautet das einfache Motto des sympathischen Briten. So öffnet er unsere Augen für die Wildnis in den Städten und nimmt uns mit zu spannenden Abenteuern im urbanen Alltag.

Wild Costa Rica

the wildlife & landscapes of Costa Rica

Author: Adrian Hepworth

Publisher: The MIT Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 1922

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An exploration of the most biologically diverse country on the planet, with more than 200 stunning color photographs.

Flora Helvetica

Author: Konrad Lauber,Gerhart Wagner,Andreas Gygax

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258072050

Category: Plants

Page: 1631

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Swiss flora, systematic.

Kollaps

Warum Gesellschaften überleben oder untergehen

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104034001

Category: History

Page: 736

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Der Weltbestseller als erweiterte Neuausgabe! Die überwucherten Tempelruinen von Angkor Wat, die zerfallenden Pyramiden der Maya in Yucatan und die rätselhaften Moai-Statuen der Osterinsel – sie alle sind stille Zeugen von einstmals blühenden Kulturen, die irgendwann verschwanden. Doch was waren die Ursachen dafür? Jared Diamond zeichnet in seiner erweiterten, faszinierenden wie hochaktuellen Studie die Muster nach, die dem Untergang von Gesellschaften (oder ihrem Überleben) zugrunde liegen, und zeigt, was wir für unsere Zukunft daraus lernen können.

Field Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica

Author: Richard Garrigues

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: 387

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Graced with bounteous natural beauty Costa Rica has become a populardestination for travelers from all over the world. Birds play aprominent role in attracting visitors, too. The shimmering quetzals,gaudy macaws, and comical toucans that populate tourism posters onlybegin to hint at the impressive avian diversity to be found throughoutthis small country. The principle objective of this book is to help you correctly identifybirds in Costa Rica. Each family of birds is introduced by a briefdescription that should help the novice birder determine to which groupa bird belongs. Nearly every species is illustrated by one or moreimages, as needed. Corresponding to each species' illustration is awritten account on the facing page. The account begins with the uniquefield marks to look for that will distinguish each species from similarones. Following the description of unique markings is information abouthow common a species is and where it occurs geographically. To the leftof most accounts is a thumbnail map of Costa Rica showing the species'range within the country. Many species accounts include a descriptionof vocalization.

Weltenbummeln – Vagabonding

Das ultimative Handbuch für Langzeitreisen durch die ganze Welt

Author: Rolf Potts

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959714939

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Achtung, dieses Buch kann dich dazu verleiten, deinen Job zu kündigen, dein Haus zu verkaufen und dich auf ein ausgedehntes Abenteuer zu begeben! Träumst du davon, dir eine Auszeit von der täglichen Routine zu nehmen, um die Welt auf eigene Faust zu entdecken, andere Kulturen und Länder kennenzulernen und deinen Horizont zu erweitern? Rolf Potts hat diesen Traum wahr gemacht und bereist seit vielen Jahren in langen Etappen die ganze Welt. In seinem internationalen Bestseller Weltenbummeln – Vagabonding erfährst du, wie man auch mit wenig Geld den Traum des Langzeitreisens leben kann und was es an Vorbereitungen braucht, damit dein Traum kein Albtraum wird. Profitiere von Potts reichem Erfahrungsschatz und erfahre, wie man solche Abenteuer finanziert, wie man auch unterwegs Geld verdienen kann und mit unvorhergesehenen Situationen am besten umgeht. Aber auch für das Zurückkommen und Sich-Wiedereinfinden in den Alltag hält Potts viele nützliche Tipps und Ratschläge bereit. Dieses Buch, das im englischsprachigen Raum längst Kultstatus genießt und in über 20 Sprachen übersetzt wurde, ist ein verlässlicher Begleiter für alle, die schon einmal darüber nachgedacht haben, sich eine ausgedehnte Auszeit zu gönnen, aber auch für all diejenigen, die sich endlich trauen wollen, den Alltag für eine längere Zeit oder sogar für immer hinter sich zu lassen.