The Toco toucan’s oversized bill is just one of the incredible feathered creatures that make South America a birder’s paradise. With an abundance of endemic species and incredible avian diversity, there are many birds to see on your next trip to the continent. Discover a vibrant, natural wonderland with our expert guides and thrilling bespoke experiences on your South American Birdwatcher’s Guide.
The South American Birdwatcher’s Guide to South America is the ultimate field companion for visiting birders of this vast and varied continent. Its compact size makes it easy to carry with you on a trip, and its maps cover the entire region. The book also features an introductory section, a full index, and clear plates showing topography, the location of protected areas, and political units. Its taxonomy largely follows the South American Classification Committee’s system.
Capturing the Beauty of South American Birdlife: Bird Photography Adventures
Ridgely and Tudor authored the landmark volumes The Birds of South America: The Passerines (1989) and The Birds of South America II: The Non-Passerines (1994). Recognizing the need for a more portable volume, they extracted and updated the essential identification information from those books to create this new field guide.
Argentinian renowned musician and composer Luis González created an album wherein 10 South American artists — including Argentina’s Chancha Via Circuito, Chile’s Dengue Dengue Dengue, and French-Ecuadorian DJ and producer Nicola Cruz — composed original tracks inspired by and incorporating the recorded songs of the album’s namesake birds. Proceeds from the album and merch go toward philanthropic organizations devoted to bird conservation.