Neotropical Birding 19

Welcome to Neotropical Birding 19
James Lowen
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Seabirds on the edge
Jez Bird, Sarah Crofts and Jerry Pierce
3

Forest loss in Latin American Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas
Stuart Butchart, Łukasz Tracewski, Graeme Buchanan and James Lowen
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The importance of local bird guides
Sarah Stewart
20

Rich media = rich data: a new frontier for ornithology in the Neotropics and beyond
Ian Davies, Brian Sullivan and Jessie Barry
28

Splits, lumps and shuffles
Thomas S. Schulenberg
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Revisiting Escalante’s terns: provenance of Sandwich (Cayenne) Terns on the Uruguayan coast
David T. Shoch and Adrián B. Azpiroz
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 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

 Photospot

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

CHRISTOPHER J. SHARPE

 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).