This portable and attractive guide is perfect for those travelling to Costa Rica. It has 549 large photographs and covers most of the common birds and a few rarities you would be likely to see on a week's trip. The guide is also a useful companion to have if you own one of the larger field guides to Costa Rica. Range maps and a species description are included for each bird. The author has been leading tours to Costa Rica for over twenty-five years and is also the author of another field guide, The Birds of Costa Rica.