Field Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago (Paperback)

By Martyn Kenefick, Robin Restall, Floyd Hayes

Yale University Press, 9780300135572, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 28, 2008

List Price: 50.00*
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Trinidad and Tobago, tropical islands on the continental shelf of northeastern South America, enjoy a rich diversity of bird species, including visitors from the nearby mainland and others traveling the migratory flyway from North America. This compact, portable field guide is designed to provide birders and ornithologists with all the up-to-date information they need to identify birds in the field. The book features color illustrations and descriptions of almost 470 different species—every species known to occur naturally in Trinidad or Tobago as well as those successfully introduced there.


Following a brief description of the geography, habitats, and climate of the region, the guide offers instructions for identifying birds, watching safely, and discovering the places where particular species are most likely to be found. No resident or visitor to the islands will want to be without this essential guide.

About the Author

Martyn Kenefick is a freelance ornithologist and tour leader for birding groups in Trinidad. Robin Restall was executive director, Phelps Ornithological Collection, Caracas, Venezuela, and is now a director of the Phelps Foundation. He is author of Munias and Mannikins and coauthor of Birds of Northern South America, both published by Yale University Press. Floyd Hayes is professor of biology, Pacific Union College, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Caribbean Ornithology.

Praise For Field Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago have become key destinations for birdwatchers. Now they have a concise, accurate, and up-to-date guide.”—Noble S. Proctor, co-author of A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife and Manual of Ornithology

— Noble S. Proctor

“A user-friendly field guide with clear, concise descriptions and particularly helpful ‘similar species’ information.”—Stephen Moss, natural historian, birder, author, and television producer

— Stephen Moss