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Simple but practical field guide
on March 13, 2009
I went to Mexico for the first time and used this field guide on site. I was always having my field guide on me, which is not too cumbersome with this relatively small format. I used it a lot and was satisfied with it, however it has 2 little problems:
1) the maps are all at the end, so you're constantly like: "OK, plate 98, #3" [turn pages, turn pages, turn pages, turn pages...] "OK, 98! Oops, 98.3 was on the previous page"! You're better carefully studying what birds can be found in the area you're going first, and use these maps as less as possible on the field.
2) Very often, the text descriptions only apply to the breeding male plumage, and nothing is said on the female, young or nonbreeding (but don't worry, at least it is always illustrated).
A relatively good guide nonetheless that I absolutely didn't regret buying, especially at this price.