Publisher description for Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti / Steven Latta ... [et al.] ; principal illustrators, Barry Kent MacKay, Tracy Pedersen, and Kristin Williams ; supporting illustrators, Cynthie Fisher ... [et al.].


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Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti fills a large void in the literature on birdwatching and the environment in these tropical countries. The first comprehensive field guide devoted to Hispaniola's birds, it provides detailed accounts for more than 300 species, including thirty-one endemic species.

Included in the species descriptions are details on key field marks, similar species, voice, habitats, geographic distribution on Hispaniola, status, nesting, range, and local names used in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The authors also comment on ecology, behavior, and taxonomic status. The book provides color illustrations and range maps based on the most recent data available. But the authors' intent is to provide more than just a means of identifying birds. The guide also underscores the importance of promoting the conservation of migratory and resident birds, and building support for environmental measures.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Birds -- Dominican Republic -- Identification.
Birds -- Haiti -- Identification.