Birds of the West Indies Second Edition

An updated edition of the acclaimed field guide to the spectacular birds of the West Indies Birds of the West Indies is the first field guide that covers and depicts all birds known to occur in the region, including infrequently occurring ...

Birds of the West Indies Second Edition

An updated edition of the acclaimed field guide to the spectacular birds of the West Indies Birds of the West Indies is the first field guide that covers and depicts all birds known to occur in the region, including infrequently occurring and introduced forms. Now fully updated and expanded, this stunningly illustrated book features detailed accounts of more than 600 species, describing identification field marks, range, status, voice, and habitat. There are more than 100 beautiful color plates that depict plumages of all species—including those believed to have recently become extinct—as well as distribution maps, a color code for endemic birds, and an incisive introduction that discusses avifaunal changes in the West Indies in the past fifteen years and the importance of conservation. Covers more than 60 new species, including vagrants, introductions, and taxonomic splits Updates the status of every species Features illustrations for all new species and improved artwork for warblers and flycatchers Color codes endemic species confined to one or just a few islands Includes many new and enhanced maps Provides bird weights for each species Compact and easy to use in the field

Birds of the West Indies

From Grand Bahama Island in the north to Grenada in the south, this guide covers a tropical avifaunal region which includes such species as the tiny bee hummingbird, parrots, honey-creepers and todies.

Birds of the West Indies

From Grand Bahama Island in the north to Grenada in the south, this guide covers a tropical avifaunal region which includes such species as the tiny bee hummingbird, parrots, honey-creepers and todies. For every resident species there are notes on diagnostic characters, local names, voice, habitat, identification and range.

Birds of the West Indies

Birds of Jamaica—A Photographic Field Guide. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Evans, P.G.H. 1990. Birds of the Eastern Caribbean. Macmillan Education Ltd., London. Garrido, O.H. and A. Kirkconnell. 2000. Field Guide to the Birds ...

Birds of the West Indies

Fully illustrated, easy to use, and completely up-to-date, Birds of the West Indies is the only field guide that covers all of the bird species known to occur in the region--including migrants and infrequently occurring forms. Each species is represented by a full description that includes identification field marks, status and range, habitat, and voice. A map showing the bird's distribution accompanies many species accounts, and plumages of all species are depicted in ninety-three beautifully rendered color plates. Bird lovers, vacationing tourists, local residents, and "armchair travelers" will all want to own this definitive field guide to the birds of the West Indies. Includes all species recorded in the region Features ninety-three color plates with concise text on facing pages for quick reference and easy identification Species accounts cover identification, voice, status and habitat, and range Color distribution maps

Birds of the West Indies

Birds of the West Indies illustrates over 250 of the region's more common species which either occur nowhere else in the ... This book is not a complete guide, and pictures are not always sufficient for identification in the field.

Birds of the West Indies

This is a compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide for any birdwatcher visiting Jamaica and the islands of the West Indies. It provides comprehensive coverage of 252 species of birds that inhabit the islands of the West Indies, with detailed descriptions and a colour photograph for each species. Includes thumbnail family silhouettes, a regional distribution map, up-to-date tips on the best birding localities, and an index of local bird names.

Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies

The more people out watching birds, the more who care about their survival and want to protect them. ... The West Indies has long been recognized as housing two unique families of birds —families in the taxonomic sense.

Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies

Birds of the West Indies is the first field guide that covers and depicts all birds known to occur in the region, including infrequently occurring and introduced forms. Now fully updated and expanded, this stunningly illustrated book features detailed accounts of more than 600 species, describing field marks, range, status, voice and habitat. More than 100 beautiful colour plates depict plumages of all species, and the book includes distribution maps, a colour code for endemics, and an incisive introduction that discusses avifaunal changes in the West Indies over the past fifteen years.

A Photographic Guide to Birds of the West Indies

A Photographic Guide to Birds of the West Indies

This is a new and updated edition of this popular title. Visitors to South-East Asia are astonished at the profusion of marine life that exists in this biodiversity hot-spot. This concise, easy-to-follow field guide to 270 species of fish, corals and marine invertebrates is an essential companion for anyone interested in this fascinating underwater world, from the casual snorkeller to the most experienced diver. It includes stunning colour photographs of each species, as well as concise and informative text and at-a-glance symbols summarising habitat, diet and behaviour. A visual key to fish families at the start of this book aids the quick location and identification of species.

Wildlife of the Caribbean

A photographic guide to the birds of the Cayman Islands. london: Christopher Helm. evans, P. G. H. 2009. Birds of the eastern Caribbean. london: Macmillan Caribbean natural History. Flieg, M., and a. Sanders. 2000. A photographic guide ...

Wildlife of the Caribbean

The essential guide to the living wonders of the Caribbean islands This is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the natural world of the Caribbean islands. It contains 600 vivid color images featuring 451 species of plants, birds, mammals, fish, seashells, and much more. While the guide primarily looks at the most conspicuous and widespread species among the islands, it also includes rarely seen creatures—such as the Rhinoceros Iguana and Cuban Solenodon—giving readers a special sense of the region's diverse wildlife. Each species is represented by one or more color photos or illustrations; details regarding its identification, status, and distribution; and interesting aspects of its life history or relationship to humans. In addition, an introductory section focuses on the unique characteristics of the Caribbean’s fauna and flora, the threats faced by both, and some of the steps being taken to sustain the area’s extraordinary natural heritage. Wildlife of the Caribbean is the essential field guide for learning about the living wonders in this area of the world. The only guide of its kind for the Caribbean islands 600 detailed color images feature 451 amazing species Straightforward descriptions suitable for general audience Compact size makes the guide easy to carry

A Photographic Guide to Birds of the West Indies

-- Distinctive thumbnail tabs outlining each family group to enable quick identification -- Compact, easy-to-use format, the ideal pocket-size travelling companion -- Authoritative text describing key identification features -- Full-color ...

A Photographic Guide to Birds of the West Indies

-- Distinctive thumbnail tabs outlining each family group to enable quick identification -- Compact, easy-to-use format, the ideal pocket-size travelling companion -- Authoritative text describing key identification features -- Full-color photographs illustrating key species

Biogeography of the West Indies

A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey. Reis, K. R. and D. W. Steadman. 1999. Archaeology of Trants, Montserrat. Part 5. Prehistoric avifauna. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 68:275–287.

Biogeography of the West Indies

As a review of the status of biogeography in the West Indies in the 1980s, the first edition of Biogeography of the West Indies: Past, Present, and Future provided a synthesis of our current knowledge of the systematics and distribution of major plant and animal groups in the Caribbean basin. The totally new and revised Second Edition, Biogeography

A Birder s West Indies

Field Guide to the Birds of North America. Washington, D.C. Natural Park ... Handbook of North American Birds, Volume 1: Loons through Flamingos. ... St. Croix, Virgin Islands: Eastern Caribbean Natural Area Management Program. . 1982.

A Birder   s West Indies

The West Indies offer so much more than sun, sand, and shopping. This sweeping arc of islands, which runs from Cuba to Grenada and includes the Virgin Islands, teems with a rich diversity of plant and animal life. Up to 40 percent of the plants in some forests are found nowhere else on earth, while the West Indian flyway is a critical link in the migratory routes of many birds. In A Birder's West Indies, Roland Wauer takes you on an island-by-island journey of discovery. He describes the unique natural features of each island and recounts his often fascinating experiences in seeking out the nearly 400 species of birds known in the West Indies. His accounts give insight into the birds' habitats, status, and ecology and record some of the threats posed by human activities. For readers planning trips to the West Indies, Wauer also includes helpful, up-to-date facts about the best times to travel, the kinds of entry and customs systems to expect, the money exchange services available, and general information about weather, food, and accommodations. Filling a unique niche among current guides, A Birder's West Indies offers both professional ornithologists and avocational bird watchers a chance to compare notes and experiences with an expert observer. And for readers who haven't yet visited the islands, Wauer's fluid prose and lovely color photographs will be the next-best thing to being there—and an irresistible invitation to go.

Birds of the West Indies

Beaman , M. & Madge , S. ( 1998 ) The Handbook of Bird Identification for Europe and the Western Palearctic . Helm . Bond , J. Birds of the West Indies . Collins . Byers , C. , Olsson , U. & Curson , J. ( 1995 ) Buntings and Sparrows .

Birds of the West Indies

The West Indies, stretching from Grand Bahama in the north to Grenada in the south, is home to more than 550 bird species. Birds of the West Indies is the complete guide for identifying all of the diverse birds in these island territories. The guide's 80 vivid color plates are accompanied by succinct text focusing on key field-identification characteristics, and distribution maps for all species are conveniently located at the back of the guide for handy reference. Birds of the West Indies is the perfect companion for birders, wildlife enthusiasts, and holiday-seekers interested in this area of the world. 80 color plates featuring more than 550 bird species Concise text concentrates on field-identification characteristics Detailed distribution maps for each species Easy-to-use and accessible--the ideal field guide

Birds of Aruba Curacao and Bonaire

Important Birds Areas in the Caribbean: key sites for conservation. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 15. Cambridge. Bond, J. 1985. Birds of the West Indies (5th edition). ... A Guide to the Birds of Venezuela. Princeton University Press ...

Birds of Aruba  Curacao and Bonaire

The Netherlands Antilles comprises three main islands off the coast of northern Venezuela. These are Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire . They are major tourist destinations, especially popular with divers, and also attract many visitors from Holland and elsewhere. The colour plates are based on the bestselling Birds of Northern South America, but many new images have been painted specially for this book. The authoritative text highlights the key features needed to identify each species in the field, and the plates illustrate every distinct plumage and race. This will be the first ever comprehensive field guide dedicated to the birds of the region.

Nature s Strongholds

... Moscow , 1998 CARIBBEAN AND CENTRAL AMERICA A Guide to the Birds of Panama with Costa Rica , Nicaragua and Honduras , Robert Ridgely and John A. Gwyne , Princeton University Press , 1989 A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies ...

Nature s Strongholds

Presents detailed descriptions of the major wildlife reserves throughout the world, giving their historical background, their ecological significance, and the types of animals that can be observed in each refuge.

Guide to Reference and Information Sources in the Zoological Sciences

A comprehensive guide to the 770 species of Australian birds. Includes a separate handbook section discussing each bird family. Central and South America Bond, James. A Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies. 5th ed.

Guide to Reference and Information Sources in the Zoological Sciences

This work is a comprehensive, thoroughly annotated directory filled with hundreds of esteemed resources published in the field of zoology.

General History of the Caribbean UNESCO

(1998) A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies, Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ. On Holocene climatic change and neotropical avian migration see G. W. Cox (1985) 'The evolution ...

General History of the Caribbean   UNESCO

Volume 1 of the General History of the Caribbean relates to the history of the origins of the earliest Caribbean people, and analyses their various political, social, cultural and economic organizations over time. This volume investigates the movement of Paleoindians into the islands, and looks at the agricultural societies which developed. It then explores the indigenous societies at the time of the Spanish Conquest, the hierarchy of the chiefdoms, and the development of slavery.

Adventure Guide to Trinidad and Tobago

A Birder's Guide to Trinidad and Tobago, William L. Murphy. Peregrine Enterprises, 1995. Birds of Trinidad and Tobago: A Photographic Atlas, Russell Barrow. Birds of the West Indies (Peterson Field Guide), James Bond, et al.

Adventure Guide to Trinidad and Tobago

Although definitely a part of the Caribbean, these two islands are unique, refusing to conform with the stock Caribbean image created by glossy brochures and travel agencies. They are both generous and Caribbean-spirited, but quite capable of going their own way. This Adventure Guide takes you across the nation from mountains and hills to grasslands, savannahs and palm-lined beaches, offering the intrepid traveler a ticket to explore. Birdwatchers are drawn by the chance to see the beautiful scarlet ibis. Night-time excursions allow visitors to watch the miraculous egg-laying practices of the leatherback turtle. And caiman smaller versions of the South's alligators are a common sight. And then there's Carnival, which offers wild dances, fantastical costumes and frenzied revellers. Whatever your reason to visit T&T, you have the right guide in hand. Accommodations, restaurants, travel tips, sights, museums, excursions it's all here. A special section is dedicated to the nation's booming yachting industry, with details on marinas, facilities and services. I wish I'd had this book the first time I visited Trinidad and Tobago. The book fully describes the culture of these island people and this knowledge would make a trip to these wonderful islands even more enjoyable. I also believe it's a good choice for readers who can't make the trip but still want to taste the culture. -- Amazon customerI've been to TNT once for two weeks and am returning again in a few months. I bought the book to refresh my memory and, more importantly, get me excited about my return trip. It's a great read, and as the back cover suggests, it really is written for the traveler who wants to experience more than just sunbathing. However, once you've been to Trindad and Tobago, you discover that they are not your generic Caribbean islands. Visiting Trindad and Tobago is more of a cultural vacation than an island getaway. Once you step foot off the plane at Piarco airport, you'll never want to leave, or you'll want to go back once every year. The two islands are full of charisma, and O'Donnell and Pefkaros do a good job of capturing this spirit in the book. You really cannot be intimidated by the cultures of TNT. From the street vendor corn soup, to crab and dumplings, down de islands, Maracas, Pigeon Point, Speyside, fried flying fish, Caribs, lorries, maxis, wining, Trinidad's great bar/club scene, the Northern Range, etc. - this book virtually covers all Trinidad and Tobago vacation opportunities and experiences. -- Amazon customerAn excellent take-long tote, as is the more adventurous Trinidad & Tobago, 2nd Edition by Kathleen O'Donnell and Stassi Pefkaros, which updates information on adventure travel with special focus on the wildlife and culture of the islands. -- Midwest Book Review

Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean

A paleontological perspective of West Indian birds and mammals. ... A new genus of flightless ibis (Threskiornithidae) and other fossil birds from cave deposits in Jamaica. ... A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies.

Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean

This comprehensive work covering all the owls of North America, including Mexico and the Caribbean, is the newest addition to the trusted Peterson Reference Guide series. Owls are perhaps the most intriguing of all birds -- instantly recognizable and endlessly fascinating. Whether viewed as symbols of wisdom or bad omens, these unusual birds have had a hold on human imagination for millennia. Heard more often than seen, many owls are best identified by vocalizations; this is the only owl guide to include access to a collection of recordings. It is also the only North American owl book to include the Caribbean, covering 39 species of owls, including many little-known tropical species. With detailed information about identification, calls, habitat, nesting, and behavior, this Reference Guide has the most up-to-date information about natural history, biology, ecology, migration, and conservation status. It is heavily illustrated with hundreds of color photos, and includes the most accurate color range maps ever presented, showing breeding, wintering, and migration routes. This is a definitive work, useful for serious birders and ornithologists but accessible for the non-expert.

A Reference Guide to Gulls of the Americas

Birds of the Eastern Caribbean . London and Basingstoke : MacMillan Press Ltd. Garrido , O. H. , and A. Kirkconnell . 2000. A Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba . Ithaca , N.Y .: Cornell University Press . Howell , S.N.G. , and S. Webb .

A Reference Guide to Gulls of the Americas

A definitive overview of the thirty-six species of North and South American gulls offers a close-up look at the diverse plumages displayed by gulls as they mature and detailed descriptions of each species and its behavior.

A Neotropical Companion

An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics John C. Kricher. Neotropical Field Guides and ... A field guide to birds of the West Indies . ... Field guide to the birds of Mexico and Central America .

A Neotropical Companion

Widely praised, "A Neotropical Companion" is an extraordinarily readable introduction to the American tropics, the lands of Central and South America, their rainforests and other ecosystems, and the creatures that live there. 177 color illustrations.

The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited

A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies. ... Clutch-size in birds: Outcome of opposing predator and prey adaptations. Science 168:599–600. ... The relationship between local and regional species richness in birds of the Caribbean Basin.

The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited

Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson's The Theory of Island Biogeography, first published by Princeton in 1967, is one of the most influential books on ecology and evolution to appear in the past half century. By developing a general mathematical theory to explain a crucial ecological problem--the regulation of species diversity in island populations--the book transformed the science of biogeography and ecology as a whole. In The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited, some of today's most prominent biologists assess the continuing impact of MacArthur and Wilson's book four decades after its publication. Following an opening chapter in which Wilson reflects on island biogeography in the 1960s, fifteen chapters evaluate and demonstrate how the field has extended and confirmed--as well as challenged and modified--MacArthur and Wilson's original ideas. Providing a broad picture of the fundamental ways in which the science of island biogeography has been shaped by MacArthur and Wilson's landmark work, The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited also points the way toward exciting future research.