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Where to Watch Birds in South America Hardcover – November 20, 1994


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Product Details

  • Series: Where to Watch Birds (Hardcover Princeton)
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (November 20, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 069104337X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691043371
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,828,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Any birder venturing to South America, regardless of his or her experience in Latin America, will want to include this splendid bird-finding guide among the essential references taken to be sure to visit the most important locations and find the specialities (sometimes endemics) at each site. Most highly recommended."--
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About the Author

Nigel Wheatley is a professional conservationist and an ornithological consultant and author who has traveled extensively throughout the world in search of birds. He has written several other Where to Watch bird books published by Princeton. He is a founding member of the African Bird Club and the Neotropical Bird Club, as well as a member of the Oriental Bird Club and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 16, 1996
Format: Hardcover
Unlike typical Where to Find Birds books, which tend to be written to a low common denominator, Wheatley's book incorporates the latest field reports from leading British and American experts on South American birds. There are numerous maps, and those of areas with which I am familiar appear to be quite accurate. Wheatley's emphasis is on restricted range endemic species and globally endangered species. Now, the first step in planning a birding trip to South America will be to consult Wheatley's guide
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. Reese on April 8, 2007
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The main problem with this book is that it was published 12 years ago. South America has changed greatly during that time. The book is in dire need of an update. But that being said it is the only book on the market that I know of.
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The only problem with this book is that it is over ten years old. Given all the changes in roads, habitat, politics, lodging you must seek out information on the internet to supplement what is here. What is in the book still makes it very worthwhile to have. The best use of this book is for a birder that wants to sit down and have in his/her hands a summary of all the birds one could expect to find and a guide to locations they can be found in each of the South American countries.

To find all this information would require days of searches on the internet. With this book you can comfortably sit down in your favorite chair and dream of places far away as well as plan on the best places to visit. I found it an excellent source of birds in locations to supplement my field guide studies. It will also give you information on climate, insect pests, travel and safety concerns for each country and region.
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