THE WILDLIFE OF COSTA RICA
A Field Guide
by Fiona A. Reid, Twan Leenders, Jim Zook & Robert Dean
2010, 280 pages, 40 color photos, 580 color illustrations, 2 maps. This full-color field guide is an indispensable companion to the most popular neotropical ecotourism destination: Costa Rica. Featuring all the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods that one is likely to see on a trip to the rainforest (as well as secretive creatures such as the jaguar that are difficult to glimpse), this is the guide to have when encountering trogons, tapirs, and tarantulas. In addition to providing details for identifying animals along with interesting facts about their natural history, the guide offers tips for seeing them in the wild.
Costa Rica, a peaceful nation with many and diverse animal species, is one of the best places in the world for wildlife watching and nature study. It has an excellent system of national parks and reserves, a wide choice of ecolodges, and many professionally trained tourist guides. It is possible to leave the capital city of San José and, just a few hours later, visit a high-elevation cloud forest, dense rainforest, savanna-like plain, or coastal habitat, each with a unique collection of animal species. The lightweight field guide is the first general field guide to Costa Rica to combine the most sought-after features:
Paperback; 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″.
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