Winner of the 2003 Best Bird Book - West Indies, Worldtwitch
"Fascinating reading. . . . [This] finally eclipses . . . the old field guide . . . that in its various forms held sway for more than fifty years. . . . The illustrations . . . are exceptionally beautiful. . . . Indispensable."--Stephen Mills, Times Literary Supplement
"The current consensus is that the finest field guide to the exotic archipelagos of the Caribbean is Birds of the West Indies by Herbert Raffaele. Now that I've visited the region a few times, I can definitely agree! . . . The abundant illustrations are crisp, colorful, and mostly accurate while the text is succinct yet informative."--Mike Bergin, 10,000 Birds
"While paging through the new West Indian field guide . . . I lost track of several hours, completely captivated by the images before me. . . . [It includes] color plates of surpassing accuracy and . . . the text . . . is accurate and highly readable."--Tropical Audubon Bulletin
Herbert Raffaele is Chief of the Office of International Conservation of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. He is the author of "A Guide to the Birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands" (Princeton).
I took this book with me on a trip to the Dominican Republic and am so glad I did! It really made the identification process so much easier! Read morePublished 22 days ago by BlueHeron
As expected, exactly what I needed. I have a collection of these books and never head off on vacation without packing the relevant ones.Published 1 month ago by Bon Naturals
Being used to Sibley North American birds, this book is not as comprehensive. However, there are not many e-books of the area and I was able to identify 11 life birds when visiting... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Barbara Colaw
Yet to be used in the field, but good field book size
Michael SN Godfrey
The book is ok. However, it doesn't include Trinidad & Tobago, which are the birds I needed. The book does include a map of the area it covers, but that wasn't apparent from the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jericho Marcia
Great book - now I can impress my friends with the names of birdsPublished 9 months ago by Mrs. Ja Williams
This looks like a great guide, however, I feel deceived.
Nowhere in the description or editorial reviews is it mentioned that Trinidad and Tobago have been excluded from this... Read more
Excellent illustrations, helpful maps. Only things missing are the southern islands and the helpful little arrows showing what specific feature to look for to identify which... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Carol Quiggle