A Pocket Guide to Birds of Galapagos


Available for Pre-order. Due November 2022.
A Pocket Guide to Birds of Galapagos Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Princeton University Press
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Pages: 136 Illustrations and other contents: 616 color photos. 33 maps. Language: English ISBN: 9780691233635 Categories: ,

A compact, richly illustrated photographic field guide to all of the birds of Galapagos, from renowned photographer and writer Tui De Roy A lifelong resident of Galapagos, Tui De Roy has been observing, studying, and photographing the islands’ astonishing birdlife for sixty years.

In A Pocket Guide to Birds of Galapagos, she distills everything she has learned to create a one-of-a-kind field guide that every birder visiting the archipelago will want to carry with them wherever they go. A compact yet comprehensive combination of field guide and natural history, the book features more than 550 of De Roy’s superb photographs and is packed with detailed, easy-to-access information in bullet-point format. Every resident bird species is fully described and abundantly illustrated, showing different aspects of their life cycle, habitat, and behavior. And the islands’ most iconic bird group-Darwin’s Finches-is given special attention. With precise descriptions including plumage and beak variations, the book corrects many common identification errors about this group. Unique in design and content, A Pocket Guide to Birds of Galapagos is a must-have for all wildlife enthusiasts traveling to this fabled archipelago-and anyone who wants to better understand its spectacular birds. A compact yet comprehensive photographic identification guide Covers all resident species and frequent migrants Features more than 550 of Tui De Roy’s superb color photographs Includes distribution maps and easy-to-find information for identifying and understanding each species, including life cycles, habits, range, and conservation status

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Author Biography

Tui De Roy is a world-renowned wildlife photographer, writer, and conservationist. A resident of Galapagos since the age of two, she is intimately familiar with its ecosystems and wildlife. She is the author of twenty nature books, including A Lifetime in Galapagos, Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire, and Penguins: The Ultimate Guide (all Princeton).