Birds of the West Indies (Princeton Illustrated Checklists)

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9780691147802: Birds of the West Indies (Princeton Illustrated Checklists)

The West Indies, stretching from Grand Bahama in the north to Grenada in the south, is home to more than 550 bird species. Birds of the West Indies is the complete guide for identifying all of the diverse birds in these island territories. The guide's 80 vivid color plates are accompanied by succinct text focusing on key field-identification characteristics, and distribution maps for all species are conveniently located at the back of the guide for handy reference.


Birds of the West Indies is the perfect companion for birders, wildlife enthusiasts, and holiday-seekers interested in this area of the world.



  • 80 color plates featuring more than 550 bird species

  • Concise text concentrates on field-identification characteristics

  • Detailed distribution maps for each species

  • Easy-to-use and accessible--the ideal field guide

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About the Author:

Norman Arlott is one of the world's leading bird artists. He has illustrated many bird guides, including Birds of Europe, Russia, China, and Japan (Princeton).

Review:

"This book . . . includes all the species from Grand Bahama to Grenada, and it fits in your pocket."--Birder's World

"Birds of the West Indies is the perfect companion for birders, wildlife enthusiasts, and holiday-seekers interested in this area of the world."--Ian Paulsen, Birdbooker Report

"A compact, lightweight, and very portable paperback which describes a huge number of birds. . . . As you'd expect from an artist like Norman Arlott the illustrations are modern, detailed, and on the whole, accurate."--10,000 Birds

"A real treasure. . . . Simple and simply beautiful . . . this is the bird book that every West Indies visitor, birders and vacationers alike, will want to have in hand."--Robert Mortenson, Idaho Birding blog

"[This] is the little book you want to carry when you travel anywhere from the Bahamas to Grenada. . . . If you are going to the West Indies, don't leave home without it."--Roberta Byer, The Fat Finch

"Arlott's book is an excellent choice for a visitor to any of the islands, whether for birding or beach, or for an intrepid Florida birder looking to predict the next big vagrant."--The Drinking Bird Blog

"This field guide is illustrated with paintings by Arlott. They're not only accurate (which is the most important thing), but I find them very attractive as well. . . . I would highly recommend Birds of the West Indies to anyone visiting the Caribbean."--Grant McCreary, Birder's Library

"[T]his little volume is more than a checklist but almost as grand as a full fledged field guide. The text was superb and provided many insights on the species and the plates are certainly colorful. I especially like that the whole West Indies is covered. As a traveler of the Caribbean, this will be the perfect tome to keep in a bird bag as one island hops."--Flying Mullet

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