For sheer diversity of birds, Ecuador cannot be beaten. Nowhere else is it as easy to experience such a range of habitats, from the high Andes to the Amazon and Chocó rainforests and those jewels in the ocean, the Galápagos Islands. The avifauna is similarly dazzling – a huge range of species, including 41 endemics, call this country home, making Ecuador the ultimate Neotropical wildlife destination.
This book showcases the avian wonders of Ecuador, highlighting more than 320 regularly occurring species that can be seen by most visitors to the country, including the Galápagos. Pocket-sized yet authoritative, this is the perfect companion for any wildlife-friendly visitor to Ecuador.
Juan Freile is an ornithologist based in Ecuador. He has published more than 80 bird-related papers and books, including the Helm field guide Birds of Ecuador with Robin Restall, and works on a wide array of environmental issues. Juan currently acts as chairman of the Committee for Ecuadorian Records in Ornithology, and is managing editor of Cotinga and Revista Ecuatoriana de Ornitologia. Murray Cooper is a conservationist and wildlife photographer and has been documenting the extraordinary diversity of neotropical rainforests for many years. His work has been published in many books and magazines, including National Geographic, Time and Natural History Magazine.