The Birds of Ecuador
These volumes comprehensively treat the nearly 1600 species of birds that can be found in mainland Ecuador. The authors describe Ecuadorian birdlife in glowing terms: 'One of the wonders of the natural world. Nowhere else is such incredible avian diversity crammed into such a small country ... Birds are, happily, numerous in many parts of Ecuador: even the downtown parks of the big cities such as Quito and Guayaquil host their complement.'