Ridgley is great for Ecuador and I certainly carted it around - but the sheer
biodiversity of the place has a downside! i.e. the book is mighty heavy!
Some on my trip went so far as cutting out the colour plates and id keys and
just carrying them.
And that's just the Field Guide - there is an accompanying volume of equal size
and weight on Status, Distribution and Taxonomy.
While not comparable if you want to study what you see in depth, there is a
much smaller (and cheaper) guide which is worth a look.
"Fieldbook of the Birds of Ecuador" Miles McMullan and Lelis Navarrete 2013
(carry that in the field, make notes and research the weightier volumes when
back at camp?)
Best Regards, good birding and get ready for "sensory overload"!
> Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:52:37 +1100
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Bird Books - Guatemala and Ecuador
> Thanks Steve - what a great bird. Not sure how much birding I will get done
> - primarily a family visit to our daughter who lives there but must try and
> get that one...
> On 21 January 2016 at 10:39, Steve Clark <> wrote:
> > G'day Dave
> > This book covers Mexico and Guatemala - getting a bit old now though.
> > http://www.nhbs.com/title/69847/a-field-guide-to-the-birds-of-mexico-and-adjacent-areas?bkfno=77048
> > See also the Fatbirder page for Guatemala:
> > http://fatbirder.com/links_geo/america_central/guatemala.html.
> > I reckon the Pink-headed Warbler alone would make it a great place to bird.
> > Cheers
> > Steve Clark
> > Hamilton, Victoria
> > On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 10:12 AM, Eric Jeffrey via Birding-Aus <
> > > wrote:
> >> For Ecuador the guide is Ridgley Birds of Ecuador. The last edition I am
> >> aware of is 2001. I don't know if an actual Guatemala book, although
> >> perhaps someone else does. You may need to use guides to Belize and/or
> >> Costa Rica.
> >> Eric Jeffrey
> >> Falls Church VA
> >> USA
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >> > On Jan 20, 2016, at 5:24 PM, Dave Torr <> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Will be visiting those countries in a couple of months so seeking
> >> > recommended bird books (prefer eBooks or Android apps if possible)
> >> > Thanks
> >> > Dave
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