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Travellers' Wildlife Guides Costa Rica Paperback – October 31, 2004
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The only downfalls are that the book is rather bulky (not great for taking out into the field with you) and the species index does not include butterflies (which we saw a lot of).
If you are a casual wildlife observer interested in a mix of animal species, this book is for you! It was perfect for us!
It's not the best book for bird identification. For this purpose the book "A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica" by Stiles, Skutch and Gardner is really the best CR bird itentification book.
Also, as mentioned by a previous reviewer, it is a bit on the bulky side for a field book and I rarely took it out on hikes with me. But I did refer to it often in the car and hotel before and after trips.
The only shortcoming is that the plant descriptions are so brief and the plant illustrations are not in color.
The habitat photos are outstanding. Looking at them reminds us of the amazing variety of scenery we saw in Costa Rica.
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Buy this book if you're looking for a good general overview of the Costa Rican wildlife. It's a great reference guide for the basics, but won't supply a checklist for birders. Read morePublished 8 days ago by M. Carlson
The book just didn't reach my expectations of illustrations of wildlife in the numbers I was hoping that it wouldPublished on January 28, 2014 by reed Coles
As other reviewers, I found the contents well done but I will be challenged taking it out in the field (read jungle) due to its size and weight (4 stars instead of 5). Read morePublished on December 23, 2013 by Carole H Feddersen
This guide was very helpful for our trip to Costa Rica. It's filed with colorful photos and detailed information on different plants and animal species.Published on June 23, 2013 by Timberly Sorrell
Good book with a lot of different species. The one thing I wish the book had was actual photographs as opposed to illustrations.Published on May 12, 2013 by Minka Lauren
This book was very helpful in preparing for my trip to Costa Rica. I found it had many of the things we were able to see in it, and I'm using it to complete the class portion of my... Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by Sarah Hummelgard