The Birds of Panama

The Birds of Panama

A Field Guide

The isthmus of Panama, where North and South America meet, hosts more bird species than all of North America. More accessible than ever to birdwatchers and other ecotourists, the country has become a premier neotropical birding and nature tourism destination in recent years. The Birds of Panama will be an essential tool for the new generation of birders traveling in search of Panama's spectacular avifauna.

This user-friendly, portable, and affordable identification guide features:

•large color illustrations of more than 900 species;

•the first range maps published to show the distribution of Panama's birds;

•concise text that describes field marks for identification, as well as habitat, behavior, and vocalizations;

•range maps and species accounts face illustration pages for quick, easy reference;

•the inclusion of North American migrants and seabirds, as well as female and juvenile plumage variations;

•an up-to-date species list for the country that reflects recent additions, taxonomic splits, and other changes in classification.

Panama's unique geography, small size, and varied habitats make it possible to see a vast diversity of birds within a short time. Its western and central areas harbor representatives of species found in Central America; species characteristic of South America may be found in the east. In the winter, birds from northern climes are commonly found in Panama as migrants. This is the one field guide the novice or experienced birder needs to identify birds in the field in Panama's diverse habitats.

Robert Dean

Robert Dean is an acclaimed nature artist who has painted birds for field guides covering all seven countries in Central America. 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 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.



Birds of Nicaragua
A Field Guide
Liliana Chavarría-Duriaux, Robert Dean, David C. Hille





Contributions:

The Birds of Costa Rica
A Field Guide
Richard Garrigues
A new, updated edition of 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.









Also of interest

Gatherings of Angels
Migrating Birds and Their Ecology

Series

Zona Tropical Publications

Subjects

Science : Field Guides / Nature Guides
Science : Life Sciences / Ornithology

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