Trinidad and Tobago is one of the world's most rewarding countires for birders, with 432 species in a small and easily accessible land area that ranges from mountain and rain forest to coastal swamps, plains, beaches and offshore nesting colonies. In this handsome book, now fully revised, Russell Barrow, Trinidad and Tobago's Nature Photographer of the Year on a number of occasions, presents a cross-section of the country's birds from widely differing habitats, concentrating on the most colourful, rare and representative species. Each photograph is accompanied by a brief description, based on years of first-hand experience, pointing out identification features, likely locations, behaviour patterns and unusual characteristics. Each species is cross-referenced to maps of the islands to show the best sites for observation.
From reviews of the first edition:
`An outstanding contribution to the natural history of the area. It certainly belongs in the library of anyone who is intereted in the wildlife of Trinidad and Tobago', Richard ffrench, author of A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago
`Ever since I read a fascinating book, Journey to the Red Birds, I have longed to see these glorious sights for myself. Now we have the next best thing: Dr Barrow's wonderfully illustrated book', Dennis E. Rhodes, British Library