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.
"This book is completely new rather than a revised/updated version of the first Helm guide to the country (by Alvaro Jaramillo) published in 2003. [...] With its excellent species drawings and distribution maps, this is a fine addition to the Helm field guide series, though a couple of pages on travel and accommodation would have been very welcome to first-time visitors."
– Richard Sale, Ibis, May 2022