Unmodified reprint of this 2012 field guide.
The Netherlands Antilles comprises three main islands off the coast of northern Venezuela. These are Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire. They are major tourist destinations, especially popular with divers, and also attract many visitors from the Netherlands and elsewhere. The colour plates are based on the bestselling Birds of Northern South America, but many new images have been painted specially for this book. The authoritative text highlights the key features needed to identify each species in the field, and the plates illustrate every distinct plumage and race. This will be the first-ever comprehensive field guide dedicated to the birds of the region.
Bart de Boer is a Dutch ornithologist who has previously authored a simple photographic guide to the commoner birds of the region. Eric Newton is an amateur ornithologist resident on Curacao. Robin Restall is the principal author and sole illustrator of Birds of Northern South America.
"This guide should be all the casual birding tourist will need"
"A fabulous and essential resource for enthusiasts of the region's birds at all levels, ranging from the armchair aficionado to the diehard birder to the sophisticated ornithologist."
– Journal of Field Ornithology