Book Review # 63 – Birds of Chile

Birds of Chile

Field Guide


Daniel E. Martinez Pina & Gonzalo E. Gonzalez Cifuentes


Princeton University Press – SBN:9780691221052 

Brief Review:

I was very pleased to know that we Princeton Press was going to publish a new Field Guide to the Birds of Chile, which will bring many advantages to our friends birders. Myself, being one birder that usually visits places with a guide in my backpack and immediately try to ID the bird in front of me, it does make a great difference.
This guide is a product of two ingenious  and qualified persons involved with bird knowledge, writing and illustration. They are Daniel E. Martinez Pina and Gonzalo E. Gonzalez Cifuentes.
The guide, 224 pages, size 5.25 x 8.5 inches is perfect to carry in a pocket of backpack while fielding for birds. It covers 468 species recorded in Chile included vagrants.
The guide describes each species in a comprehensive way to make an easy identification, adding their location, region, their range, habitat and voice. All these illustrated in color in 89 plates. They present in a concise manner how the species are distributed all throughout Chile.
I believe that this important field guide will help many birders to accomplish their work or hobby with ease and without confusion.

Reviewed by:
H.J. Ruiz – March 30th, 2021

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

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