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Birds of Central America


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Andrew C. Vallely is a naturalist who has worked and traveled extensively in Central America. Dale Dyer is an ornithological illustrator who has contributed to many books on birds, including Birds of Peru and All the Birds of North America. Vallely and Dyer are currently field associates in the Department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History.


"One of American Birding Podcast's Best Bird Books of 2018 (Donna Schulman & Nate Swick)"
"It is the first bird field guide to every country of Central America. . . . And, its beautiful illustrations are by a single artist, Dale Dyer. . . . Covering 1,261 species with data and taxonomy current up to August 2017, the field guide is an exciting achievement."---Donna Schulman, 10,000 Birds
"Princeton has built a record as an outstanding source of field guides for countries around the world. This first comprehensive guide to a much-visited birding area is a valuable addition to that set."---Jim Williams, StarTribune Wingnut blog
"Whether or not you live Central America or will be traveling there, perusing Vallely and Dyer is like taking a trip there yourself. Look a little harder and you can almost taste the mossy cloud forest air."---Jacob Drucker, The Linnaean Society of New York
"Princeton University press is renowned for its many excellent volumes on birds around the world-such as those of New Guinea, Peru, New Jersey, and the West Indies. Any library with ornithologists, bird lovers, or bird watchers among their patrons should consider this book, so packed full of information on over 1,000 kinds of beautiful birds."---Mark Schumacher, ARBA Reviews
"If you appreciate scientific accuracy, pick Vallely and Dyer. Besides being useful for identification, it also compiles current knowledge about distribution, with full references. Its format also makes it a fine choice for enjoying Dale Dyer's art while planning future trips."---Knut Eisermann, Birding Book Reviews
"A very exciting field guide . . . . [
Birds of Central America
] will easily become the new standard reference in the region."---Joren van Schie, Dutch Birding
"[An] excellent and innovative field guide covering the avifauna of the land bridge between North and South America with long coastlines on both the Caribbean and the Pacific."---Allen Hale, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology

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