Where to Watch Birds Costa Rica

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Where to Watch Birds Costa Rica Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Pages: 384 Illustrations and other contents: Maps and black and white photographs. ISBN: 9781408125120 Categories: ,

Costa Rica is famed for its rich diversity of wildlife. More than 820 species occur in this small country and almost a third of the country is protected in reserves. This superb new guide features 53 top birding locations throughout the country, grouped into six regions that reflect avian distribution in Costa Rica. Each site includes a general introduction and access directions, with many maps and lists of target species. Eight sample itineraries will help plan a visit to the country, and a complete checklist includes abundance ratings. Information is also included about the best locations to find endemics and other sought-after species.

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"This is a comprehensive bird-finding guide that contains a wealth of information on many sites. Costa Rica has one of the richest avifaunas in the world. There is no better place to begin birding the tropics." Victor Emanuel, Victor Emanuel Nature Tours "Though I'm an old Panama hand, the appearance of this comprehensive bird-finding guide to Costa Rica's avian riches has me salivating to return to that wonderful country. Meticulously researched, Barrett Lawson's well-organized book describes the country's amazingly wide range of accommodations that are suitable, indeed ideal, for birding. Planning a birding trip to Costa Rica has now been made easy, and that should entice even more birders to get on the next plane bound for San Jose." Robert S. Ridgely, World Land Trust-US, coauthor of The Birds of Ecuador 'Covers 53 of the best locations, with comprehensive coverage of access, accommodation and the target species at each site...goes above and beyond the call of duty' Bird Watching (February 2011) 'This book will be an invaluable tool for those preparing a birding trip and will help birders of all ability levels to get the most out of their time in the field.' Bulletin of the British Ornithologists Union (2010)

Author Biography

Barrett Lawson is a graduate of Bowdoin College and lives in Costa Rica.