Birds of Ecuador by Juan Freile & Robin Restall
JULY 4, 2019
To paraphrase Keith Barnes, who wrote on world birding in 2008 ABA’s Birding magazine, if you can afford only one big tropical bird tour, let it be Ecuador. The new Helm field guide to the Birds of (mainland) Ecuador by Freile and Restall covers 1630 species in a single volume, has 656 pages and isn’t exactly lightweight. Birds of Ecuador” is a heavy book, but only marginally more than e.g. Helm Birds of East Africa. I like and would recommend the Birds of Ecuador.