Rainforest Publications' Fold-Out Pocket Field Guides are designed to slip into your pocket so that you can easily access our field guides and identify the flora and fauna you see while on your walks, hikes, and excursions through Costa Rica.

Costa Rica has so many wonderful bird species that we were asked to create a guide just for the Birds of the Central Valley.

The illustrations on this fold-out field guide from Rainforest Publications were created by British naturalist, Robert Dean, who has lived and worked in Monteverde, Costa Rica, since the early 1990s. Special Thanks to MSc. Carmen Cecilia Hidalgo Calderón.

Measurements are the total average length from the tip of the bill to the end of the tail of an adult bird.

The illustration of each species on the field guide is accompanied by the name of the species in English, Spanish, and Latin.

illustration of Violet Sabrewing copyright (c) 2017 Robert Dean, all rights reserved
sample illustration
Violet Sabrewing
Ala de sable violaceó
Campylopterus hemileucurus

Fold out pocket guides are approximately 24" by 8.75" (61 cm by 22 cm) when spread flat, and contain twelve 9 cm by 22 cm "pages" plus front and back cover pages. When folded, they are only approx. 3.5" by 8.75" (9 cm by 22 cm) and easily fit into your pocket.

image of one side of the Costa Rica Central Valley Birds field guide

One side of Rainforest Publications' Central Valley Birds Guide (spread flat).

Rainforest Publications gives donations for each guide sold to environmental and educational organizations. See our About Us page for a list of organizations that have benefited from the sales of our Field Guides.