Ideal for the traveling 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 color photograph taken where possible in the bird's natural Costa Rican habitat. As well as the commoner species likely to be encountered--colorful birds such as the Blue-grey Tanager, Social Flycatcher, Kiskadee, Clay-colored 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 color photography and brief but authoritative descriptions, the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveler 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.
About the Author
Susan Fogden trained as a zoologist and has worked in a number of roles that combine her love of the natural world. She has joined Michael and Patricia on many of their trips.
Michael and Patricia Fogden are professional wildlife photographers. They have photographed birds and other wildlife all over the world, with a particular interest in South and Central America. They are currently based in Ecuador.