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Books on Peru Wildlife

Mammals


Mammals of the Neotropics (Volume 3 ): The Central Neotropics: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil
(Paperback)
by John F. Eisenberg, Kent H. Redford

Neotropical Rainforest Mammals : A Field Guide
(Paperback)
by Louise H. Emmons, Francois Feer

Peru Mammals
Laminated, foldout identification guides
Rainforest Publications

Peru Marine Mammals
Laminated, foldout identification guides
Rainforest Publications

Birds


Birds of Peru
(Princeton Field Guides) (Hardcover)
by Thomas S. Schulenberg, Douglas F. Stotz, Daniel F. Lane, John P. O'Neill, Theodore A Parker III

This is the best guide for Peru. It was published in Nov. 2007. It is a bit heavy to be carried in the field but excellent otherwise. For a very good, detailed review see Frank Lambert's review on WorldTwitch.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Peru
by James F. Clements, Noam Shany

This is the classic book and standard reference. The illustrations for some species could have been better.

Birds of the High Andes: A Manual to the Birds of the Temperate Zone of the Andes and Patagonia, South America
(Hardcover)
by Jon Fjeldsa

A Guide to the Birds of Colombia
by Steven L. Hilty, William L. Brown

Many birders prefer the illustrations and the descriptions given in this book to the one by James Clements. 90% of the birds of Peru are covered in this book.

A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peru
(Paperback)
by Clive Byers

Peru Forest Birds
Laminated, foldout identification guides
Rainforest Publications

Peru Wetlands Birds
Laminated, foldout identification guides
Rainforest Publications

Peru Raptors
Laminated, foldout identification guides
Rainforest Publications

Reptiles and Amphibians


Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon: An Ecotourist's Guide
(Paperback)
by Richard D. Bartlett, Patricia Pope Bartlett

Cusco Amazonico: The Lives of Amphibians and Reptiles in an Amazonian Rainforest
(Hardcover)
by William E. Duellman

Guide to the Frogs of the Iquitos Region, Amazonian Peru
(Spiralbound)
by LO Rodriguez and WE Duellman

Fishes


Fishes of the Pacific Coast: Alaska to Peru
(Paperback)
by Gar Goodson

Pacific Coast Inshore Fishes
(Paperback)
by Daniel W. Gotshall

A Field Guide to Pacific Coast Fishes : North America
(Peterson Field Guides) (Paperback)
by William N. Eschmeyer, Earl S. Herald

Includes range information for Peru

Peru Reef Fish
Laminated, foldout identification guides
Rainforest Publications

Nature and Travel


Alto Purus: Biodiversidad, Conservación y Manejo (Alto Purús: Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management)
(In Spanish)
by Leite Pitman, R., N. Pitman, and P. Alvarez, editors
Center for Tropical Conservation

Peru (The Traveller's Wildlife Guides)
(Paperback)
David L. Pearson, by Les Beletsky

A Neotropical Companion
(Paperback)
by Mark Plotkin

Tropical Nature : Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America
(Paperback)
by Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata

Peru's Amazonian Eden : MANU, National Park and Biosphere Reserve
(Hardcover)
by Kim Macquarrie (Author), John Terborgh (Author), Andre Bärtschi (Photographer), Jordi Blassi (Editor)

Manu: The Biodiversity of Southeastern Peru
(Paperback)
by Wilson Don E
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