Covers 83 wrens, 35 thrashers and 5 dippers, almost all of which are New World species. This will be the first comprehensive guide to these three families. All 124 species are depicted on 32 original colour plates by Barry Kent MacKay. The accompanying detailed text covers all aspects of each species' identification, range, habitat, movements, status, geographical variation, voice, behaviour and breeding biology.
David Brewer is co-author of Where to watch birds in Central America and the Caribbean, also published by Christopher Helm. A chemist by profession, he has travelled extensively in Central and South America and now lives in Canada. Barry Kent Mackay is a well known Canadian bird artist. His work has appeared widely in books and magazines.