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by Dana Gardner,H. Lee Jones


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But until now, despite the growing need for an authoritative identification guide, birders have had to rely on regional field guides that offer only limited information on Belizean birds.

But until now, despite the growing need for an authoritative identification guide, birders have had to rely on regional field guides that offer only limited information on Belizean birds. Birds of Belize provides the first complete guide to the identification of all currently known species-574 in all. The birds are grouped by families, with an introduction to each family that highlights its uniquely identifying characteristics and behaviors.

Corrie Herring Hooks Series). If you're going to Belize to do any birding, this is the one must-have book on birds. I'm not going go into a critique of it's pros and cons because there's really no need for anyone to take my word on the matter anyway

Corrie Herring Hooks Series). I'm not going go into a critique of it's pros and cons because there's really no need for anyone to take my word on the matter anyway. When you see this is the book the local birding guides are using, you'll know it's true. Of course, you can download the ebook 777 free of charge (ww. book777.

Birds of Belize (Corrie Herring Hooks Series).

Illustrated by Dana Gardner. Series: Corrie Herring Hooks Endowment, Number Fifty-seven. Sales restrictions: Not for sale in British Commonwealth (except Canada) or Europe.

Title: Birds of Belize Author: Jones, H. Lee/ Gardner, Dana Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr Publication Date: 2004/01/01 Number of Pages: 484 Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress: 2003010956 Birds of Belize (The Corrie Herring Hooks Series). Get specific details about this product from customers who own it.

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Herring gull, Larus argentatus. H. Lee Jones and Andrew C. Vallely (2001). Annotated checklist of the birds of Belize. p. 72. ISBN 978-84-87334-35-1. Lesser black-backed gull, Larus fuscus (A). Brown noddy, Anous stolidus. These birds have powerful hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong legs, powerful talons, and keen eyesight. White-tailed kite, Elanus leucurus. Hook-billed kite, Chondrohierax uncinatus.

Part of the Corrie Herring Hooks Series Series). With nearly six hundred identified species of birds-and an average of five "new" species discovered annually-Belize is becoming a birding hotspot for amateur and professional birders from around the globe. Thousands of birders visit the country each year to enjoy Belize's amazing abundance and variety of both temperate and tropical birds in natural habitats that remain largely unspoiled.

Series Corrie Herring Hooks Series. University of Texas Press. Written by. Lee Jones. Illustrated by. Dana Gardner. His previous publications include the Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Belize. This is a first-class book that will enable users to identify any bird they encounter in Belize.

With nearly six hundred identified species of birds—and an average of five "new" species discovered annually—Belize is becoming a birding hotspot for amateur and professional birders from around the globe. Thousands of birders visit the country each year to enjoy Belize's amazing abundance and variety of both temperate and tropical birds in natural habitats that remain largely unspoiled. But until now, despite the growing need for an authoritative identification guide, birders have had to rely on regional field guides that offer only limited information on Belizean birds.

Birds of Belize provides the first complete guide to the identification of all currently known species—574 in all. The birds are grouped by families, with an introduction to each family that highlights its uniquely identifying characteristics and behaviors. The species accounts include all the details necessary for field identification: scientific and common names, size, plumage features, thorough voice descriptions, habitat, distribution, and status in Belize. Full color, expertly drawn illustrations by noted bird artist Dana Gardner present male and female, juvenile and adult, and basic and alternate plumages to aid visual identification throughout the year, while 234 range maps show the birds' distribution and seasonality in Belize. A comprehensive bibliography completes the volume.


Comments: (7)

Mori
This is a handbook and not a field guide.I have used it for a year and it is big, heavy and does not fit well in birding clothing. By default it is better than no bird book at all. The plates for some birds seem amateurish and the birds are numbered with the bird names on the page to the left. The numbers and bird positions bounce around on the plate and the bird distribution maps are in the back. Not all birds pictured have the female image. It would be more useful for birders if someone would take the bird plates and add the bird names to the images with distribution maps to the left to make a useful field guide that is user friendly on birding trips. I am sure it is a better option than having to use the guide to the Birds of Mexico but it would be much improved if it were developed to mimic the style and format of The Birds Of Costa Rica A Field Guide. Jerry W. Davis
Browelali
Don't waste your time on the Kindle edition -- there are NO PLATES! No illustration of the birds. Plus it's v. difficult to navigate -- the work itself is fine, although tough to navigate, what with maps, illustrations and species accounts all on separate pages. But it's all there if you look. But the Kindle edition is worthless -- and they don't even warn you that the plates are missing. After all, the plates are the heart of the book.
Rainpick
HIGHLY disappointed. Was recommended to buy this. Yes, it has all the species of Belize but the color plates are so off, it makes ID difficult. It’s too bulky to use in the field anyway. It’s maps and descriptions pale in comparison to Howell and Webb (which is also bulky for the field). If I ever return I would bring my Peterson’s guide to use in field, and pack Howell and Webb for reference in my luggage. IMHO there isn’t a need to buy this book. I gave my copy away to while in Belize so I didn’t have to lug it back to the US...
GoodLike
I took this on a cruise island hopping around the little islands off the coast of Belize. It was extremely useful and worked great. I was able to identify every bird I was able to get a good look at. The only complaint I have is the layout. The plates, descriptions, and maps are all in their own separate areas, so you may have to do a lot of flipping through pages. That's what I took a star off for. Otherwise this is a great resource and a must have for any birder visiting Belize.
Manemanu
If you're going to Belize to do any birding, this is the one must-have book on birds. I'm not going go into a critique of it's pros and cons because there's really no need for anyone to take my word on the matter anyway. When you see this is the book the local birding guides are using, you'll know it's true. Also, definitely buy it here; don't wait to buy it in Belize because it's true what others have said, it'll cost you far more. I saw it priced at $69.
Molotok
Living in Belize, the print copy of Birds of Belize is my go-to field guide, definitely a five star book. I was very excited to see that a Kindle copy was available and I could load it on my iPad. However, whoever published it did not make use of the many Kindle features that could have made this an excellent field guide. While the plates can be blown up, they initially appear as thumbnails. And, they can only be accessed by leafing through the pages, which is difficult since they're hard to see as they initially display. There are no links between plates and detailed descriptions, and it is awkward even to page back and forth between the plate and the short description located on the facing page in the book. I still carry my iPad Mini into the field with me since it is smaller and more durable than the book and I can make it work, but it definitely could have been better. At least I know that with Amazon Kindle books that when it is improved and republished, I will be able to get the improved copy.
Gavinrage
We found Birds of Belize to be very helpful in identifying the colorful birds of this tropical nation. We also slipped into the Mayan ruins of Tikal in Guatemala for a day and saw the Black-headed Trogon and Montezuma Oropendola. Along the bus route we saw the Wood Storks flying over distant wetlands. Most of our time was spent in the Cayo district where we enjoyed the friendly Great Kiskadee, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Baltimore and Orchard Oriole. The parrots kept us challenged, going from tree to tree. And oh, what a disappointment when we learned of Macaw Bank, just down the road from us where those beautiful creatures apparently come each evening. We would have loved to seen the Toucan also. But we did see 50 birds during our 12 day stay. On bus trips we also saw the Lineated Woodpecker. Got a sling book bag made by the locals to carry this heavier book. We probably should have left the book home on our boat journey to Caye Calker for snorkeling; because even the salt water seeped through the bag on a corner of the book. There were a couple of birds which we simply could not identify. Just couldn't find them in the book. Immatures, females, or vagrants? We shall treasure the record of our bird list in the back of the book from this trip to Belize. We were pleased to have taken this helpful identifying bird book with us on the trip. Would have been lost without it.
The same birds appear on multiple pages, the index does not refer properly to the listings, and you have to read the dense text section to even find the size of a bird. Could be a great book, but it's not.
Birds of Belize (The Corrie Herring Hooks Series) download epub
Nature & Ecology
Author: Dana Gardner,H. Lee Jones
ISBN: 0292701640
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Nature & Ecology
Language: English
Publisher: University of Texas Press (January 1, 2004)
Pages: 317 pages