Introductory chapters present an overview of Belize's general ecology and information about visiting and birding there (it is one of the more accessible Central American countries and an increasingly popular birding destination). The text covers all identification criteria, and colour plates and illustrations by Dana Gardner cover 573 species. Colour distribution maps indicate the range of breeding and visiting species.
Lee Jones is an experienced environmental consultant and research biologist. He serves as a regional editor for North American Birds and is author of the Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Belize.