Neotropical Birding 19


2     Welcome to Neotropical Birding 19

James Lowen


3     Seabirds on the edge

Jez Bird, Sarah Crofts and Jerry Pierce


13 Forest loss in Latin American Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas

Stuart Butchart, Łukasz Tracewski, Graeme Buchanan and James Lowen


20 The importance of local bird guides

Sarah Stewart

 Better Neotropical Birding

28 Rich media = rich data: a new frontier for ornithology in the Neotropics and beyond

Ian Davies, Brian Sullivan and Jessie Barry

 Splits, lumps, shuffles

33  Splits, lumps and shuffles

Thomas S. Schulenberg

 Birding at the Cutting Edge

44 Revisiting Escalante’s terns: provenance of Sandwich (Cayenne) Terns on the Uruguayan coast

David T. Shoch and Adrián B. Azpiroz

 Birding at the Cutting Edge

56 A first for South America—by a whisker

Rob Clay

 Birding Site

59 Seeing Puerto Rico’s specialities

Steven Huggins

 Birding Site

65 From Agami to Monklet: birding the north Caribbean of Costa Rica

Juan Diego Vargas


77 Norantea guianensis: a vine and its birds

Tanguy Deville and Johan Ingels

 Club noticeboard

84  Club noticeboard

Chris Balchin

 Book Reviews

85  Aves da Serra dos Órgãos e Adjacências: Guia de Campo (Birds of the Serra dos Órgãos and surrounding areas: field guide)

James Lowen

86  Photo guide to the birds of Costa Rica


 Front Cover

Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus, Boca Tapada, San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica, June 2014 (Jorge Chinchilla A.). One of many avian attractions in Costa Rica (page 65).