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Birds of the West Indies (Princeton Field Guides) Paperback – September 22, 2003
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"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
About the Author
Orlando H. Garrido is a founder of both the Cuban Academy of Science and the National Museum of Natural History of Cuba, where he served as Curator until his retirement. He has described 129 new species and subspecies, and is the author or coauthor of books including Las Palomas, Los Patos de Cuba, Conozca Las Rapaces, Catalogo de las Aves de Cuba, Birds of the West Indies, and Mariposas de Puerto Rico.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is all colour illustrations and has pictures of birds in flight. The information is also up to date.
Many more useful tools for bird identification than in Bond! For example, this has habitat and maps of range.
St. John's has a Park Ranger-led walk on Francis Bay trail that was very productive.
The color Plates
The Cover and size
The Distribution Maps
The Basic and accurate Information
Do I mention the color plates?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent! I've gotten to see a lot of these birds in Puerto Rico, Antigua, Jamaica, St. Kitts, Greneda.Published 2 months ago by Robert Sparks
Convenient sized book, lots of birds, plenty of broad range info, fairly easy ID. This book was a little more work to find what I was looking for than my favorite field guide but... Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. Painter
Finally, a useful and easy to carry field guide! Despite rain in the rain forest, book held up very well!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Map info didn't seem to be in sync with written location info. Some birds that weren't indicated in a certain area or were deemed rare were seen in that area readily. Read morePublished 6 months ago by P Channell
The book itself was a great reference for my trip to the Bahamas. I was disappointed, however, in the overall condition of the book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. Birdsong
This is the basic authoritative guide for all experienced birders and beginning birders who travel to the West Indies. Read morePublished 7 months ago by petronella
So far, it looks good and has good pictures. It has some detail, but not very much, and not all species have a range map. Read morePublished 9 months ago by DMS
We just downloaded this bird guide to our Kindle fire. The illustrations are so small that they are rendered useless. Read morePublished 11 months ago by BJ