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"--

Birds of Costa Rica

A Field Guide

Author: Carrol L. Henderson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292779429

Category: Nature

Page: 403

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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol Henderson published Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica in 2002, and it became the instant and indispensable guide. Now Henderson has created a dedicated field guide to the birds that travelers are most likely to see, as well as to the unique or endemic species that are of high interest to birders. Birds of Costa Rica covers 310 birds—an increase of 124 species from the earlier volume—with fascinating accounts of the birds' natural history, identification, and behavior gleaned from Henderson's forty years of traveling and birding in Costa Rica. All of the accounts include beautiful photographs of the birds, most of which were taken in the wild by Henderson. There are new updated distribution maps and a detailed appendix that identifies many of the country's best bird-watching locations and lodges, including contact information for trip planning purposes.

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

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.

Birds of Nicaragua

A Field Guide

Author: Liliana Chavarría-Duriaux,David C. Hille,Robert Dean

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 150170950X

Category: Nature

Page: 480

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"Field guide for identifying birds in the field in Nicaragua. Includes body measurements, country-specific range maps, field marks for identification, key comparisons with similar species, vocalization descriptions, scientific names, and English and Spanish common names. Includes alphabetical quick-find index on the inside back cover"--

A Guide to the Birds of Panama

With Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras

Author: Robert S. Ridgely,John A. Gwynne

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691025124

Category: Nature

Page: 534

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This is the first paperback version of the second edition of the popular A Guide to the Birds of Panama. In the second edition, published in 1989, the authors expanded information on the birds of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras: approximately 200 new species were added to the material in the 1976 edition. Over 300 additional species, some of them Panamanian, were illustrated. Sixteen new plates were added, and three of the original plates were replaced by improved versions. Throughout the book changes were made to accommodate the explosion in knowledge of the birds of Panama and nearby areas and of neotropical birds in general. The basic sequence and systematics of the AOU 1983 Check-list were adopted. Also included in the revised edition was expanded and updated information on birdfinding in Panama, prepared with the assistance of two of Panama's best resident birders. The book also contains a special section outlining developments in Panama ornithology and conservation. "A sophisticated treatment of one of the world's richest avifaunas."--The Quarterly Review of Biology

A Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica

Author: Parks and Recreation Margaret Gargiullo City of New York, National Resources Group

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199720037

Category: Nature

Page: 544

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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts one of the widest varieties of plants in the wold, with habitats ranging from tidal mangrove swamps, and lowland rainforests, to dry tropical evergreen and deciduous forests. Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica is a must-have reference guide for beginner and expert naturalists alike. It provides a thorough survey of more than 850 plant species, each entry accompanied by color photos and a concise yet detailed narrative description. Plants are conveniently grouped by the different types of vegetation: palms, tall trees, shrubs, woody vines, herbaceous vines, herbs, grasses and ferns. Along with 1400 color photographs, the guide also includes an illustrated glossary of plant parts, five maps of Costa Rica, and laminated covers for durability in the field. With so much readily accessible information, this book is essential for exploring Costa Rica's common and conspicuous flora from the plants growing along the roadside to the best natural parks.

Mammals, Amphibians, and Reptiles of Costa Rica

A Field Guide

Author: Carrol L. Henderson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292784643

Category: Nature

Page: 214

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To help visitors, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol L. Henderson published Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica in 2002, and it instantly became the indispensable guide. Now Henderson has created a field guide dedicated to the monkeys, sloths, treefrogs, lizards, crocodiles, and other animals that travelers are most likely to see while exploring the wild lands of Costa Rica. He includes fascinating information on their natural history, ecology, identification, and behavior gleaned from his forty years of travels, studies, and wildlife viewing in Costa Rica, as well as details on where to see these remarkable and beautiful creatures. The mammals, amphibians, and reptiles are illustrated by stunning and colorful photographs—most of which were taken in the wild by Henderson. A detailed and invaluable appendix that identifies many of Costa Rica's best wildlife-watching destinations, lodges, and contact information for trip-planning purposes completes the volume.

A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica

Author: F. Gary Stiles,Alexander Frank Skutch

Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 511

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Catalogs the more than 800 species of birds found in Costa Rica, with notes on identification, habits, and distribution

Butterflies, Moths, and Other Invertebrates of Costa Rica

A Field Guide

Author: Carrol L. Henderson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292779437

Category: Nature

Page: 187

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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all these visitors, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol Henderson published Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica in 2002, and it instantly became the indispensable guide. Now Henderson has created a dedicated field guide to more than one hundred tropical butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates that travelers are most likely to see while exploring the wild lands of Costa Rica. He includes fascinating information on their natural history, ecology, identification, and behavior gleaned from his forty years of travels and wildlife viewing, as well as details on where to see these remarkable and beautiful creatures. The butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates are illustrated by over 180 stunning and colorful photographs—most of which were taken in the wild by Henderson. A detailed and invaluable appendix that identifies many of Costa Rica's best wildlife-watching destinations, lodges, and contact information for trip-planning purposes completes the volume.

The mammals of Costa Rica

a natural history and field guide

Author: Mark Wainwright,Oscar Arias

Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 454

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From the raucous mantled howler monkeys and the charismatic white-nosed coatis to the elusive jaguar, The Mammals of Costa Rica offers authoritative accounts of the fascinating creatures of the neotropics. With more than four hundred spectacular illustrat

Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica

Author: Susan Fogden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472932102

Category: Science

Page: 144

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Ideal for the travelling nature watcher, this useful guide provides a comprehensive overview of the variety of bird-life to be found in Costa Rica. Over 250 native species are included in the book, each description supported by a clear colour photograph taken where possible in the bird's natural Costa Rican habitat. As well as the commoner species likely to be encountered - colourful birds such as the Blue-grey Tanager, Social Flycatcher, Kiskadee, Clay-coloured Robin and Rufous-collared Sparrow - the guide also focuses on endemics, such as Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager, and endangered species, such as the Bare-necked Umbrellabird and Three-wattled Bellbird. Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allows the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.

Amphibians of Costa Rica

A Field Guide

Author: Twan Leenders

Publisher: Comstock Publishing

ISBN: 9781501700620

Category: Amphibians

Page: 544

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"Field guide to all 206 species of amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders, caecilians) known to occur in Costa Rica or within walking distance of its borders. Includes photographs, range maps, morphological illustrations, descriptions of key field characteristics, and natural history information"--

Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica

A Pocket Guide

Author: Federico Muoz Chac[n,Richard Dennis Johnston

Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates

ISBN: 9780801478697

Category: Nature

Page: 172

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The perfect introductory guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Costa Rica in a format that makes it easy to carry into the field.

Tropical Plants of Costa Rica

A Guide to Native and Exotic Flora

Author: Willow Zuchowski,Turid Forsyth

Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates

ISBN: 9780801445880

Category: Nature

Page: 529

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Ranging from miniature epiphytic orchids to towering trees, and from mangrove forests lining coastal waterways to high-elevation cloud forests, Costa Rica's rich and varied flora dazzles visitors and botanists alike. Tropical Plants of Costa Rica, the first popular treatment to include plants from all regions of the country, is an indispensable guide to native and exotic species found in the neotropics.This book is beautifully illustrated with more than 540 full-color photographs taken in the field, each depicting an entire plant or a closer view of flowers, fruits, or seeds. Instructive pen-and-ink drawings of botanical details also accompany many of the accounts. The text clearly explains each plant's identifying characteristics and reveals fascinating facts about its natural history, chemical properties, economic importance, and medicinal and other uses. Sidebar features throughout the book highlight conservation, ethnobotany, and ecology; their topics include unusual applications for plants, distinct attributes of certain plant families, and plants of particular microhabitats. Tropical Plants of Costa Rica is a wonderful resource for naturalists, students, and researchers, as well as both experienced and first-time visitors to Costa Rica and the American tropics.

A Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica

Author: Twan Leenders

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970567802

Category: Amphibians

Page: 305

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This is a comprehensive field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Costa Rica. The guide presents detailed descriptions and colour photographs for the majority of the country's species, along with descriptions of orders and families. Information is provided on members of all orders of the Costa Rican herpetofauna: caecilians, salamanders, frogs & toads, crocodilians, turtles, lizards and snakes.

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico

Author: Fiona Reid

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195343220

Category: Nature

Page: 346

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This is the only comprehensive guide to mammals in Central America and southeast Mexico. Unlike most field guides, it covers smaller mammals in depth and also provides and extensive bibliography. In addition to detailed species accounts and range maps for all species, the book has 52 full-color plates. The 49 animal plates cover almost all the species in the region. 4 color maps are new to the second edition, detailing parks, elevations and biomes in the region.

A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica

Author: Steve Bird

Publisher: Naturalist's Guides

ISBN: 9781909612648

Category:

Page: 176

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This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in Costa Rica is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from one of the country s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography, climate, habitat types, bird species and taxonomy, bird migration and the key sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of Costa Rica encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, and IUCN status. "

Costa Rica

A Journey Through Nature

Author: Adrian Hepworth

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554074310

Category: Nature

Page: 197

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An exceptionally well-photographed journey through Costa Rica that explores the natural history of all regions of the country. An end chapter discusses conservation and responsible tourism and extended captions provide facts and context throughout.

Birds of Peru

Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Thomas S. Schulenberg,Douglas F. Stotz,Daniel F. Lane,John P. O'Neill,Theodore A. Parker III

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834495

Category: Nature

Page: 664

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Birds of Peru is the most complete and authoritative field guide to this diverse, neotropical landscape. It features every one of Peru's 1,817 bird species and shows the distinct plumages of each in 307 superb, high-quality color plates. Concise descriptions and color distribution maps are located opposite the plates, making this book much easier to use in the field than standard neotropical field guides. This fully revised paperback edition includes twenty-five additional species. A comprehensive guide to all 1,817 species found in Peru--one fifth of the world's birds--with subspecies, sexes, age classes, and morphs fully illustrated Designed especially for field use, with vivid descriptive information and helpful identification tips opposite color plates Detailed species accounts, including a full-color distribution map Includes 25 additional species not covered in the first edition Features 3 entirely new plates and more than 25 additional illustrations