Field guide to the wildlife of Costa Rica
At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals--over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world to immerse themselves in the country's unspoiled rain forests, mountains, and beaches, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors and local residents identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, this field guide presents nearly three hundred species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates.
Carrol Henderson, an experienced wildlife biologist, traveler, and tour leader in Costa Rica, has chosen the species that ecotourists are most likely to see, along with a selection of rarer, sought-after animals. He gives a general introduction to each group of animals, followed by individual species accounts that highlight identification features and interesting ecological adaptations for survival. His stunning close-up photographs and distribution maps complete each entry.
In addition, Henderson includes a wealth of data about Costa Rica's natural environment, as well as a trip preparation checklist and lists of conservation organizations, wildlife tourism sites, and wildlife vocalization tapes and CDs. With so much information so readily and readably accessible, this field guide will be essential for planning and enjoying your time in Costa Rica.
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|Grouping Title||field guide to the wildlife of costa rica|
|Grouping Author||henderson carrol l|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-06-04 21:38:14PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-15 03:06:02AM|
|auth_author2||Adams, Steve, 1967-|
|author||Henderson, Carrol L.|
|author_display||Henderson, Carrol L|
|available_at_evld||EVLD Avon Public Library|
|detailed_location_evld||EVLD Avon Public Library|
|owning_library_evld||EVLD Eagle Valley Library Dist.|
|owning_location_evld||EVLD Avon Public Library|
|series||Corrie Herring Hooks|
|series_with_volume||Corrie Herring Hooks||
|subject_facet||Animals -- Identification|
Zoology -- Costa Rica
|title_display||Field guide to the wildlife of Costa Rica|
|title_full||Field guide to the wildlife of Costa Rica / Carrol L. Henderson ; foreword by Alexander F. Skutch ; illustrated by Steve Adams|
|title_short||Field guide to the wildlife of Costa Rica|