This guide offers information on both identification and where to find the birds
85 color identification plates, plus color photos. This series of Paperback books provides the only single-volume overview of the geography, habitats and wildlife of each region, with color illustrations of the common species, plus history, geography, climate, where to go, and what to see.
Travellers to Hawaii go for sun, sand, and surf, but increasingly leave the beach for part of their stay to explore the islands' incredible natural attractions: stunning mountain scenery, wonderful hiking trails, glimpses of birds - many of them highly endangered - that occur nowhere else on Earth. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Hawaii's unique land animals and magnificent sea life. Identification and location information on the most frequently seen animals, including essentially every bird species that occurs in the main Hawaiian Islands (and on Midway Atoll). Color illustrations of nearly 400 of Hawaii's most common insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Up-to-date information on the ecology, behavior, and conservation of profiled animals. Information on Hawaiian habitats and on the most common plants visitors encounter. A section on Hawaii's famous coral reefs and on the underwater animals most snorkelers and divers actually see. Brief descriptions of Hawaii's most frequently visited parks and reserves.
Easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated - you will want to have this book as constant companion on your journey.
Les Beletsky is a professional wildlife biologist and university zoology teacher. Prior to taking up writing wildlife guides he conducted many years of field research on the ecology and behavior of birds. He is the author of numerous books, including Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru in this series.