With a rich avifauna of more than 300 species that includes 30 endemics, the island of Jamaica is an increasingly popular birding destination. Containing hundreds of stunning photographs, A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Jamaica, the latest addition to Helm's Photographic Guides series, provides full photographic coverage of every species on the Jamaican list (excluding vagrants). Concise text for each species includes identification, similar species, voice, habitats and behaviour, status and distribution, and maps for resident and migrant birds. This guide is an essential companion for anyone visiting this amazing island.
Ann Haynes-Sutton is a zoologist, tour leader and photographer from Jamaica, where she has lived for more than 30 years. She and her late husband Robert have written a number of books and magazine articles on the island's avifauna. The late Audrey Downer, who died in 2008, was a renowned ornithologist who wrote a number of titles on the birds of the island, including Birds of Jamaica (1990), the work that this latest volume revises and updates. Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet has been photographing the birds of the Caribbean for more than 30 years. His superb photography has appeared in many books, including the first Birds of Jamaica.