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Rainforest Publications
Field Identification Guides for Science, Education, & Tourism

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red star  NEW IN 2019

This beautiful new custom fold-out pocket guide to the birds of Guatemala's Central Highlands was developed for Community Cloud Forest Conservation; a group which alleviates poverty and protects forests in the highlands of Guatemala via education, reforestation, sustainable development, leadership scholarships, and ecological improvements to agriculture.

Click on the cover to look inside the guide, and to browse some of the other custom guides Rainforest Publications has created for others.

red star  NEW GUIDES FOR 2018

We're going to Ecuador this year !! How about you? Rainforest Publications has a wonderful brand new foldout pocket field guide to the Ecuador mainland that is available now plus a foldout pocket field guide to Ecuador Mammals that is coming soon.

Rainforest Publications also has a new special foldout pocket field to the tropical trees of the Manuel Antonio State Park on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica that is available now. Click on the covers to check them out and order your copy.

pocket field guide to the birds of Ecuador

red star  NEW GUIDES FOR 2017

Planning a trip to Central or South America? Rainforest Publications is proud to announce that we have three new fold out pocket field guides which will be available for purchase soon. Costa Rica has so many fascinating species of birds that we've produced a guide just for the Central Valley region. Some of our clients planning trips to Colombia asked for a pocket guide to the Mammals they will see on their next trip, and we are happily obliging. Our new pocket guide to the Herbs and Spices of Mexico will be a must-have for culinary explorers who appreciate all the interesting regional peppers.

pocket field guide to the  mammals of Colombia

pocket field guide to the herbs and spices of Mexico

pocket field guide to the birds of the Galapagos Islands

red star NEW GUIDES FOR FALL 2016

Planning a trip to the Galapagos Island this winter (or next?).

We have two new wonderful pocket field guides in production that you want: Rainforest Publications foldout guide to the marine life around the Galapagos Islands, and Rainforest Publications foldout guide to the birds of the Galapagos Islands.

The scientifically accurate, detailed, full color illustrations will help you identify the birds and marine life in the islands once you get there, and help you look forward to what you will see while you are planning your trip.

Take a look at the Bird guide to view the full product and admire all the work we put into it.

Rainforest Publications field guides are a great value.

Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants
fold-out pocket
field guide

pocket field guide to the herbs, spices, and medicinal plants in Latin America


Going to Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Guatemala, or any of the Latin American countries?

Interested in Latin American Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants?

We have a new pocket field guide you can take with you - it covers the herbs, spices, and medicinal plants. Take a look at the inside to see all the interesting, full-color, highly-detailed, scientifically illustrations by Enrique C. Leal. As with almost all our guides, it is printed in both English and Spanish. Each illustration is accompanied by the name of the plant in English, Spanish, the scientific name of the species, and the family.

Rainforest Publications' fold-out pocket field guide to the Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants of Latin America includes 100 herbs and spices ranging from the familiar to the exotic. While many herbs and spices have medicinal uses, this guide is not intended to be used as self-treatment for illnesses.

Spices and herbs played a dramatic role in the development of Western civilization. Spices today are plentiful and are used mostly as flavorings. However, in ancient and medieval times they were rare and precious products, used for medicine, perfume, incense, and flavoring.

Buy our guide and read a little more and enjoy the illustrations and your trip a little more. They pack easy. Our guides are also great reminders of your adventures and last for many years.

This is a regional guide. You can take it with you on your travels to Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, and any of the Latin American countries.


Vacationing in Mexico this winter? We have several field guides to help you identify the flora and fauna you see while you are there.

  • Rainforest Publications' pocket field guide to the many Orchids of Mexico.
  • Rainforest Publications' Butterfly guide for Mexico.
  • Rainforest Publications' guide to the Birds of the Pacific Coast including Baja California and the Sea of Cortex.
  • Rainforest Publications' Marine Guide will help you identify the whales, dolphins, reef & sport fish, turtles, and the other marine life you'll see in Mexico's Pacific coastal waters, including Baja California and the Sea of Cortez.

pocket field guide to Orchids in Mexico

red star   PERU GUIDES  

Going to Machu Picchu this year?

Take along our fold out pocket guide to the birds of Peru.

Mexico amphibians and reptiles pocket field guide


  • A Fold-Out Pocket Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Mexican Caribbean regions, including the Yucatan, Campeche, and Quinta Roo regions.

Shipping and Handling (S&H)
The cost of standard S&H can be calculated by viewing your shopping cart & entering your zip code. If you want your guides faster, you can change the method from standard to express during check out.

We reserve the right to adjust the S&H cost up (or down) for large orders. We ship to most international destinations. If your order does not include S&H because it is to an international destination outside our predefined zones, we reserve the right to add S&H or to issue you a refund if we do not ship to that destination (we'll email you first if an adjustment is necessary, we may have a distributor in your area).

International shipments cannot be insured or tracked unless shipped Express Mail per US Post Office Policy.

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Wholesale prices are available for larger orders.

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