Juan Freile and Robin Restall's Birds of Ecuador is a comprehensive guide to the varied, bounteous and endemic-rich avifauna of this biodiversity hotspot, replacing the previous two-volume Helm guide to the country (2001). The guide covers mainland Ecuador, but excludes the Galápagos archipelago.
All species and key subspecies are illustrated, with plates facing concise yet comprehensive species text. Every species recorded is described in detail with key identification characteristics and habitat information given, plus an accurate colour distribution map. This new Helm Field Guide will be indispensible for anyone visiting the mountains, forests and grasslands of this amazing Andean nation.
Juan Freile is one of Ecuador's leading birders and a tour-guide leader throughout the country. Robin Restall is an acclaimed bird artist, whose works include the magisterial Birds of Northern South America (Helm, 2006).