The Birds of Costa Rica

The Birds of Costa Rica

A Field Guide
Illustrated by Robert Dean

This is the one compact, portable, and user-friendly field guide the novice or experienced birder needs to identify birds in the field in the diverse habitats found in Costa Rica. It features descriptions and illustrations of all 903 species definitely known from Costa Rica, including pelagics and species regular to Cocos Island. Fifty-six of these species are placed in a "Rarities" section that includes accidentals, rarer pelagics, and species that have not been reported in more than twenty years.

The detailed full-color illustrations show identifying features—including plumage differences among males, females, and juveniles—and views of birds in flight wherever pertinent. Robert Dean has supplied more than 360 new illustrations, including sixty-four species that are illustrated for the first time in this edition. These include recent additions to the country list, pelagic species, Cocos Island species, and all accidentals recorded from the Costa Rican mainland. Range maps and nomenclature have been updated for this edition, which also has a new user-friendly organizational scheme and an alphabetical quick-find index of groups on the inside back cover.

Robert Dean

Robert Dean is an avid birder and natural history illustrator. He is the illustrator of Birds of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao: A Site and Field GuideThe Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide, The Birds of Panama: A Field Guide, and The Wildlife of Costa Rica: A Field Guide, all from Cornell.

 



Birds of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao
A Site and Field Guide
Jeffrey V. Wells, Allison Childs Wells, Robert Dean
Birds of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao is the essential guide for anyone traveling to those islands. It showcases the more than 280 species seen on Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao and provides descriptions of and directions to the best places to bird, from the famous white sand beaches to hidden watering holes to the majestic national parks. 



The Birds of Panama
A Field Guide
George R. Angehr, Robert Dean
The Birds of Panama will be an essential tool for the new generation of birders traveling in search of Panama's spectacular avifauna.



The Wildlife of Costa Rica
A Field Guide
Fiona A. Reid, Twan Leenders, Jim Zook, Robert Dean
This full-color field guide is an indispensable companion to Costa Rica, the most popular neotropical ecotourism destination, featuring all the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods that the visitor can hope to see there.