Princeton Nature

A Pocket Guide to Birds of Galápagos

A compact, richly illustrated photographic field guide to all of the birds of Galápagos, from renowned photographer and writer Tui De Roy

Paperback

Price:
$17.95 / £14.99
ISBN:
Published (US):
Nov 29, 2022
Published (UK):
Oct 11, 2022
2022
Pages:
136
Size:
4.75 x 6.25 in.
Illus:
616 color photos. 33 maps.
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A lifelong resident of Galápagos, Tui De Roy has been observing, studying, and photographing the islands’ astonishing birdlife for sixty years. In A Pocket Guide to Birds of Galápagos, she distills everything she has learned to create a one-of-a-kind field guide that every birder visiting the archipelago will want to carry with them wherever they go.

A compact yet comprehensive combination of field guide and natural history, the book features more than 600 of De Roy’s superb photographs and is packed with detailed, easy-to-access information in bullet-point format. Every resident bird species is fully described and abundantly illustrated, showing different aspects of their life cycle, habitat, and behavior. And the islands’ most iconic bird group—Darwin’s Finches—is given special attention. With precise descriptions including plumage and beak variations, the book corrects many common identification errors about this group.

Unique in design and content, A Pocket Guide to Birds of Galápagos is a must-have for all wildlife enthusiasts traveling to this fabled archipelago—and anyone who wants to better understand its spectacular birds.

  • A compact yet comprehensive photographic identification guide
  • Covers all resident species and frequent migrants
  • Features more than 600 of Tui De Roy’s superb color photographs
  • Includes distribution maps and easy-to-find information for identifying and understanding each species, including life cycles, habits, range, and conservation status