[Tweeters] Off-topic: Bird/other guidebooks for Galapagos?

Hal Michael ucd880 at comcast.net
Sun Apr 30 12:45:46 PDT 2017


Worth noting that the Darwin Finches are not "obviously" always very different. Bill shape and size are the distinguishers for many. Probably need good profile pics for ID's, and sometimes there is overlap between species. Empids on steroids.......



Hal Michael
Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
Olympia WA
360-459-4005
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ucd880 at comcast.net

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I'll be going there in just over a month and have been researching the indigenous fauna (and flora) as well. I also like the Swash and Still book, although in my copy, the photos of the herons on P 67 were not identified, so I wrote in the IDs myself. I would also recommend "Wildlife of the Galapagos" by Fitter et al. "Galapagos: Preserving Darwin's Legacy" by Tui de Roy would be too big to bring along, but gives an excellent background to many of the species there. I also made lists of species from eBird for the places that I'll be visiting. Finally, I downloaded photos of many of these species onto my Tablet to create my own field guide. Good luck!

Lonnie Somer
Seattle
mombiwheeler at gmail.com



On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 9:21 PM, Hal Michael < ucd880 at comcast.net > wrote:



We just returned. I would recommend Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands by Swash and Still.


Hal Michael
Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
Olympia WA
360-459-4005
360-791-7702 (C)
ucd880 at comcast.net


Hi Tweets,

I am thrilled to be heading to the Galápagos this summer. We are well set with a local human guide, but I’d be interested in your recommendations for the best guidebooks to have along. It would be a bonus if they were available in electronic versions I could load onto my iPad. I’m interested not only in bird guidebooks, but in other books you’ve found particularly useful or insightful for the Galápagos.

Thanks much!
Trileigh

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Pelly Valley, West Seattle
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