A comprehensive and up-to-date field guide to the birds of Costa Rica.
Richard Garrigues has been birding since the age of sixteen, when a close encounter with a Black-and-white Warbler walking up a tree trunk just a few feet away from him in suburban New Jersey made a lasting impression. Since 1981, he has lived in Costa Rica, where for more than twenty years he has been leading birding and natural history tours. In April 2000, he published the first quarterly online Gone Birding Newsletter and has been keeping readers up-to-date on rare bird sightings, new distributional records, and other pertinent local birding news ever since. This new field identification guide to the birds of Costa Rica is a natural result of his birding and writing experience.