Chile supports an interesting range of breeding and visiting birds, including nine endemics. This guide features concise, identification-focused text positioned opposite the superb colour plates by Peter Burke and David Beadle to allow quick and easy reference. Coverage extends to support the Antarctic peninsula, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, with over 470 species detailed, including all breeders, regular visitors and vagrants. Introductory sections cover Chile's general ecology, geography, taxonomic issues and conservation.
Alvaro Jaramillo was born in Chile, and during his ornithological career he has studied birds and led birding tours all over North and South America. His other books include New World Blackbirds.
"If you are going to Chile this is certainly the book to take."
– Scottish Bird News (June 2004)
"This book fills a niche and will be a 'must have' for anyone visiting the region."
– Wildfowl & Wetlands (Summer 2004)
"This guide is a must-have for birding in Chile! Birds of Chile is a most welcome addition to the well-known Helm Guides."
– Ostrich 2004, 75 (1&2)
"The essential field guide to the birds of this spectacular and tourist-friendly country."
– birdtours.co.uk (April 2004)
"The long awaited, pocket-sized Birds of Chile attains a particularly high standard among field guides [...] Birds of Chile is an important addition to Neotropical and ocean ornithology."
– Ibis (British Ornithologists' Union) 2004