More than a thousand species of birds occur in Mexico and in the adjacent countries of Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Of these birds, a unique mixture of temperate-zone and tropical species, less than half are found in the United States, and many cross the border only a short distance into the southwestern states. This practical field guide contains detailed annotations for easy identification of all of Mexico's regular species. The descriptions include the English, Spanish, and Latin names; a general range statement for each bird, along with its specific occurrences in the region; its typical habitat(s) and abundance; and its physical characteristics, including size and plumage. Excellent color plates with drawings of over 850 species make this the most fully illustrated guide to the region. Published by the author in 1972 and 1989, this convenient take-along guide is now totally revised, updated, and re-designed to provide handy assistance and enjoyment to professional ornithologists and amateur birders alike.
Mexico Birds is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for the bird lover and travelling nature enthusiast. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 164 familiar species and includes a map featuring prominent country-wide birding destinations including Veracruz, considered one of the world's prime birding hotspots. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.
With a rich variety of stunning avifauna, Mexico provides the first taste of the Neotropics for many birders. At last here is a guide to Mexico's best birdwatching sites, from Baja California to the Yucatan Peninsula. Steve N. G. Howell, coauthor of the widely acclaimed A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America, has selected over 100 sites where birders may see more than 950 species, including virtually all of the endemics and regional specialties. Useful for both the business traveler in Mexico City with only a morning to spare and the serious birder planning a three-month trip across the country, this indispensable book tells where to go and what to look for. * covers all of Mexico and includes all of the top birding spots. * presents key information on over 100 sites, where more than 950 bird species can be seen. * provides lists of the birds at the most popular sites. * gives general information about each region of the country, along with a map showing the location of its sites; additional maps show greater detail at selected sites. * supplies listings of all endemics and sought-after species with key sites where they can be seen. * includes advice on how best to find and view birds. * suggests itineraries for birding holidays. * offers valuable tips on travel and birdwatching in Mexico.