List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Abbreviations Topography of a Bird THE BIRDS OF MEXICO, BELIZE, GUATEMALA, AND EL SALVADOR Tinamous, Loons, Grebes, Seabirds, and Related Species Herons, Other Large Wading Birds, and Vultures Ducks, Geese, and Swans Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Other Diurnal Raptors Guans, Turkeys, Partridges, and Quails Rails and Related Species Plovers, Sandpipers, and Related Species Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, and Auklets Pigeons, Doves, Parrots, and Parakeets Cuckoos, Owls, Nightjars, and Potoos Swifts and Hummingbirds Trogons, Motmots, Kingfishers, Toucans, and Related Species Woodpeckers Ovenbirds, Woodcreepers, and Antbirds Flycatchers, Becards, Cotingas, and Manakins Shrikes, Vireos, Crows, and Jays Larks and Swallows Titmice, Nuthatches, and Creepers Wrens, Gnatcatchers, Thrushes, Robins, and Thrashers Waxwings, Silky-flycatchers, and Related Species Wood-Warblers and Tanagers Brush-Finches, Towhees, Sparrows, Grosbeaks, and Buntings Blackbirds, Orioles, Finches, Siskins, and House Sparrows Accidental, Casual, or Very Rare and Local Species Bibliography Index of English Names, Spanish Group Names, and Generic Names
"This conveniently priced guide will find a niche among both tourists and locals. The illustrations are excellent and provide immediate and easy access to bird identification. For the average birder who wants to identify a good number of species, this book is a useful and convenient way to go." -- Robin W. Doughty, author of The Return of the Whooping Crane
Ernest P. Edwards was Dorys M. Duberg Professor of Ecology Emeritus at Sweet Briar College in Virginia.