With a rich avifauna of more than 300 species that includes some 25 endemics, the island of Jamaica is an increasingly popular birding destination. Containing hundreds of photographs, "Birds of Jamaica" provides full photographic coverage of every species on the Jamaican list (including vagrants).
Concise text for each species covers identification, voice, habitats, confusion species, status and distribution, with a map for resident and migrant birds. This guide is an essential companion for anyone visiting this amazing island.
Ann Sutton is a zoologist, tour leader and photographer fromJamaica, where she has lived for more than 30 years. She and herhusband Robert have written a number of books and magazine articles onthe island's avifauna. The late Audrey Downer, who died in 2008, was arenowned ornithologist who wrote a number of titles on the birds of theisland, including Birds of Jamaica (1990), the work that this latest volume revises and updates.
I cannot praise this excellent little guide too highly. ... everything that a field guide should be: compact, comprehensive, well laid out, and with superb photographs by Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet of almost three quarters of Jamaica's 307 bird species.
"A very easy book to use, and the authors and publishers are to be congratulated on a model production."
- P.G.H.E. - Ibis - The Journal of the British Ornithologists' Union, October 2009