With its diverse range of habitats, Chile is one of the top birding destinations in South America and supports an interesting range of breeding and visiting birds, including the Chilean Tinamou, Juan Fernandez Firecrown and a number of other endemic species.
This comprehensive field guide covers all of the species recorded in Chile, including vagrants; all are illustrated in superb detail, and feature every major plumage variation. Concise species accounts describe key identification features, status, range, habitat and voice, and accurate distribution maps are also provided for every species. Together, these elements make this the essential field guide to the birds of this fascinating and beautiful region.
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