[Tweeters] re: Field Guides for Peru and Ecuador?

Crockett/Gibbins binary_star85 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 29 20:38:10 PST 2015

Thanks, Joel and Ruth, and everyone who responded offline. Several other people mentioned dividing up the Ridgley and Princeton Guides for portability.

Michael Hobbs also suggested "Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galápagos Islands," by Swash and Still, as well as trying to find phone apps.


> On Jan 29, 2015, at 6:25 PM, Joel Haas <haas.joel at mindspring.com> wrote:



> I agree with comments below. However, there are many Galapagos endemics not in the Ridgley...maybe I am wrong....., but you can't go wrong with "A Guide to the Birds of the Galapagos Islands", Castro, I and Phillips A, Princeton University Press, even though published in 1996.


> Joel E. Haas

> Redmond, WA


> haasdotjoelatmindspringdotcom


>> On 1/29/2015 5:51 PM, Ruth Richards wrote:

>> I have just returned from two weeks in Ecuador - locations in the Andes and Amazonia, but not the Galapagos. The general feeling among my travel companions and other birders we met is that the Ridgely guide is the best in terms of info and color accuracy of drawings. Most people divided their copy into three sections - intro, plates, species accounts - and carried only the plates in to the field. Have a great trip - it is an incredible country on all accounts! Great food, nice people, stellar guides, spectacular landscapes and fantastic birds.

>> -Ruth Richards_______________________________________________

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