Birds of Puerto Vallarta: A Guide to Common and Notable Neotropical Species

ISBN: 978-1-936913-48-0
Authors: Greg R. Homel

Birds of Puerto Vallarta is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the inspiring and incredibly varied birdlife of Puerto Vallarta. Stunning digital photographs feature 120 common and notable Neotropical specialties, enable users to easily identify most birds they encounter—day or night—in Puerto Vallarta, including Cabo Corrientes (El Tuito, Rancho Primavera, Mayto, Yelapa, Boca de Tomatlan, and Vallarta Botanical Gardens, etc.), Nuevo Vallarta (including Laguna Del Quelele), Valle Rio Ameca, Bahia de Banderas (including Islas Marietas Marine Sanctuary), Punta Mita, Sayulita, and points between.

Aimed at beginning, intermediate and international birders, the guide takes into consideration that most users will concentrate on identifying the colorful Neotropical Mexican specialties they encounter in the region, so it includes mostly these birds. It takes this focus a step further by acknowledging the fact that birding is growing in popularity among Mexican nationals as well, so the nomenclature reflects this by including English, Spanish and Latin names for each included species. As a special bonus, the guide does double-duty as a birding site guide as well as a bird field guide by the inclusion of a key which indicates the best locations to find the included specialties.

This affordable guide will easily fit into any daypack, pocket or glove compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in a local garden, on a family vacation, or on a serious birding trip visiting the best birding hot spots in the beautiful Vallarta region.

Size: 4”x 9” folded; 9” x 24.5” unfolded.

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Greg Homel
About Greg Homel

Greg R. Homel is an ornithologist, award-winning international nature photojournalist, documentary film producer, birding tour leader and lecturer.

He lives and works from his home within the magnificent Los Padres National Forest, California, USA (home of the California Condor) and from his second homes at Río Lagartos, surrounded by the magnificent Ría Lagartos National Park and Biosphere Reserve at the north tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and El Tuito, near Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.

A birder-naturalist since childhood, Greg founded Natural Elements Productions in 1986 and Natural Encounters Birding Tours shortly thereafter. Now he travels the globe on a full-time basis in search of rare and little-known birds and other wildlife.

He shares his unbounded (and contagious) enthusiasm through excursions for small groups worldwide, and with a wider audience through state-of-the-art digital lectures, television, and wide variety of publications and video productions.

Throughout his life, but especially since the early 1990s, Greg has guided, educated, and inspired travelers in over 80 countries throughout the world. His travels on all seven continents, from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic and points between, have allowed him to see more than half of the planet’s roughly 9,800+ bird species in their natural habitats.

His early work appeared regularly in books and magazines, including Wildbird Magazine, The Audubon Society Field Guides to Eastern Birds and The Audubon Society Field Guides to Western Birds, Time, Birder’s World, Tucson Lifestyle, and Texas Monthly magazines.

Since the “digital revolution,” Greg has moved into television, video production for conservation groups such as American Bird Conservancy, field guide writing and lecturing aboard expedition ships with the hope of “giving a voice to his truest love, which is the natural world and its inhabitants, especially birds!”

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