[Tweeters] Hummingbird Books - Follow-up to David Hutchinson's
antep12 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 18:22:19 PST 2016
Following David's note re hummingbird books, I'd like to recommend
Hummingbirds of Mexico and North America/Colibres de Mexico y Noretamerica
by Maria del Coro Arizmendi and Humberto Berlanga with illustrations by
Marco Antonio Pineda. It was published in 2014 by CONABIO (Mexico's
Comision Nacional Para El Conocimiento y Uso de La Biodiversidad). Each
bird is illustrated on two pages in English and Spanish, and each has a
distribution map for the bird's entire range. In addition to information
about each species, the book includes information about natural history,
feeding, reproduction, diversity patterns, migration, ecological
importance, cultural significance, observing hummingbirds, artificial
feeders, hummingbird gardens, hummingbird topography, and parts of the
bird. 160 pages and a bit wider than a back pocket. I am not sure where
someone north of the border can buy this book. I checked Buteo Books and
Amazon without finding it. I believe Camino Silvestre in San Miguel de
Allende has copies. If you are bird book poor like I am, you might
consider attending the next International Hummingbird Festival in San
Miguel de Allende fall 2016 where you can buy the book and have at least
one or both of the authors autograph it. Or send a request to Humberto
Berlanga Garcia at hberlangaATconabioDOTgobDOTmx. He speaks English.
I know Sheri Williamson has been working hard to finish an updated version
of the Peterson Guide of Hummingbirds of North America. I'm not sure when
it's scheduled for release tho' it should be soon.
One can never have too many bird books.......
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