Panama Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Paperback)

Panama Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species By James Kavanagh, Waterford Press, Leung Raymond (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The rich avian diversity in Panama used to be one of Tropical America's best-kept secrets, but that is no longer the case as more and more people have come to recognize just how remarkable this tiny Central American nation is for observing and learning about birds. Over 1,000 species of birds have been recorded on this unique isthmus at the gateway to South America. These include North American migrants as well as neotropical specialities like antbirds, manakins, motmots, trogons, and thrush-tanagers. Whether exploring wetlands, beaches, lowland rainforests, or montane cloud forests, it helps to have on hand a portable and reliable reference with the most representative species. This beautifully illustrated resource features 140 common birds as well as an ecoregion map showing top bird-finding hotspots and learning sites. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is a terrific companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and birders who wish to sharpen their identification skills and peer more closely into the fascinating lives of Panama's birds. Made in the USA.

About the Author

Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781583559840
ISBN-10: 1583559841
Publisher: Waterford Press
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2018
Pages: 12
Language: English
Series: Pocket Naturalist Guide