FG Machu Pichu coverAs one of the most talked-about destinations for both eco-tourism and adventure travel these days is the remains of the famed Inca city of Machu Picchu, it is indeed appropriate that Buteo Books, Lynx Edicions, and Barry Walker of Manu Expeditions have joined together to publish the new Field Guide to the Birds of Machu Picchu and the Cusco Region, Peru.

Combining an updated text of Walker’s previously published field guides to the region along with plates from Lynx’s Handbook of the Birds of the World, this new volume covers the nearly five hundred species of birds to be found in the region in a format sufficiently small so as not to add unwanted weight to anyone seeking to go afield in the thin air of a location nearly 2,400 meters above sea level.