This full-color field guide is an indispensable companion to the most well liked neotropical ecotourism destination: Costa Rica. Featuring all of the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods that one is likely to see on a go back and forth to the rainforest (as well as those secretive creatures such as the jaguar that are difficult to glimpse), The Wildlife of Costa Rica is the guide to have when encountering trogons, tapirs, and tarantulas.
In addition to providing details for identifying animals together with interesting facts about their natural history, this guide offers tips for seeing them in the wild. Costa Rica, a peaceful nation with many and diverse animal species, is among the best places on this planet 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 imaginable to leave the capital city of San José and, only some hours later, visit a high-elevation cloud forest, dense rainforest, savanna-like plain, or coastal habitat, each with a unique collection of animal species.
This new lightweight field guide provides nature enthusiasts visiting Costa Rica with the best introduction to the country’s amazing diversity of wildlife. It is the first general field guide to Costa Rica to combine the most sought-after features:
•remedy of all major phyla in the country;
•coverage of the animals most likely and most desirable to be seen;
•more than 600 detailed illustrations integrated with the text (the most well liked method of animal identification in the wild);
•full species accounts including ID points, range and habitat, size, and behaviors;
•a wealth of natural history information, including more than 20 photographic natural history features; and
•tips for seeing animals.