A Birder’s West Indies: An Island-by-island Tour

Paperback | January 1, 1996

byROLAND H. WAUERForeword byBradford C. NorthrupAfterword byPaul Butler

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The West Indies offer so much more than sun, sand, and shopping. This sweeping arc of islands, which runs from Cuba to Grenada and includes the Virgin Islands, teems with a rich diversity of plant and animal life. Up to 40 percent of the plants in some forests are found nowhere else on earth, while the West Indian flyway is a critical link in the migratory routes of many birds.

In A Birder's West Indies, Roland Wauer takes you on an island-by-island journey of discovery. He describes the unique natural features of each island and recounts his often fascinating experiences in seeking out the nearly 400 species of birds known in the West Indies. His accounts give insight into the birds' habitats, status, and ecology and record some of the threats posed by human activities.

For readers planning trips to the West Indies, Wauer also includes helpful, up-to-date facts about the best times to travel, the kinds of entry and customs systems to expect, the money exchange services available, and general information about weather, food, and accommodations. Filling a unique niche among current guides, A Birder's West Indies offers both professional ornithologists and avocational bird watchers a chance to compare notes and experiences with an expert observer. And for readers who haven't yet visited the islands, Wauer's fluid prose and lovely color photographs will be the next-best thing to being there—and an irresistible invitation to go.

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Roland Wauer describes the unique natural features of each island and recounts his often fascinating experiences in seeking out the nearly 400 species of birds known in the West Indies.

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The West Indies offer so much more than sun, sand, and shopping. This sweeping arc of islands, which runs from Cuba to Grenada and includes the Virgin Islands, teems with a rich diversity of plant and animal life. Up to 40 percent of the plants in some forests are found nowhere else on earth, while the West Indian flyway is a critical ...

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Roland Wauer describes the unique natural features of each island and recounts his often fascinating experiences in seeking out the nearly 400 species of birds known in the West Indies.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 8.98 × 5.97 × 0.65 inPublished:January 1, 1996Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292791011

ISBN - 13:9780292791015

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Bradford C. NorthrupAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Jamaica, the Most Endemics2. Cuba, Island of Contradictions3. Dominican Republic, Land of Contrasts4. Puerto Rico, North America's Only Tropical Forest5. Tortola, Island of Doves6. St. John and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands7. St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands8. Saba, an Island Time Forgot9. Anguilla, Tranquillity Wrapped in Blue10. St. Martin, a Northeastern Gateway11.. Antigua, Island in the Sun12. Montserrat, the Emerald Isle13. Guadeloupe, a Green Land with Beautiful Waters14. Dominica, the Nature Island15. Martinique, Island of Flowers16. St. Lucia, Island ofMystery17. St. Vincent, Poor but Wealthy18. Grenada, the Isle of SpiceAfterword by Paul ButlerAppendix. Common and Scientific Plant NamesReferencesIndex

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Roland Wauer describes the unique natural features of each island and recounts his often fascinating experiences in seeking out the nearly 400 species of birds known in the West Indies.