Field Guide to the Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti is the essential guide to birdwatching in these tropical countries. This completely revised and updated edition (published exclusively by Princeton University Press, with no separate UK edition being published by Helm) provides thorough accounts for more than 300 species, including details on new and endemic species.
Now conveniently organized by facing pages, the book features a wealth of images that includes 150 new illustrations by renowned artist Dana Gardner and range maps based on the most current data. Species descriptions present facts about key field marks, similar species, voice, habitats, geographic distribution, status, range, and local names used in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The guide underscores the importance of promoting the conservation of migratory and resident birds, and building support for environmental measures.
Steven Latta is director for Conservation and Field Research at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. Christopher Rimmer is executive director and Kent McFarland is founder and senior conservation biologist at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dana Gardner is an author and illustrator. His many books include A Field Guide to the Birds of Malaysia & Singapore.
Reviews of the first edition:
"The illustrations are good and the concise text is free of waffle This new guide provides the travelling birder with all they need for a visit to this superb location and even those with a casual eye on the local wildlife will find it indispensable when trying to put a name to that hummingbird in the hotel garden."
– The Visitor (January 2007)
"I liked the book and if I ever go there for a trip I will certainly invest in it [...] A manageable field guide at a reasonable price."
– Scottish Bird News (June 2007)
"Will undoubtedly prove an invaluable field guide for residents and visitors [an] excellent guide that anyone interested in the birds of Hispaniola should have."
– IBIS (2007)