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Does anyone have any suggestions regarding bird guides to ID birds from Mexico -- particularly from the Yucatan Peninsula?  I am just getting started and I am not really sure what kind of guide I should get...  Thanks a lot!

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Unfortunately, I don't think there is a new field guide for Mexico.  I know of three guides out there, Howell's, van Perlo, and Edwards.  It is old, but Howell's is still probably the best in terms of completeness and quality of illustrations.

You may also want to look at the Merlin app.  It is free, and has a bird pack for the birds of the Yucatan Peninsula.

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Thank you so much for your answer @guy_incognito.  I have been using the Merlin app and it is very good, but I would like to have a little bit more information on some of the birds... Howell's sounds what I am looking for ;)

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