Most travellers to Belize and Northern Guatemala want to experience its lush tropical forests and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife ; toucans and parrots, hummingbirds and hawks, monkeys and big cats, frogs and toads, crocodiles, and (yes) snakes. Here is all the information you will need to find, identify, and learn about Belize and Northern Guatemala's magnificent wildlife. The author, himself a wildlife biologist and experienced ecotraveller, visited national parks, reserves, and other ecological sites, discussed wildlife with local and international experts and veteran tour leaders, and then selected, for new color illustrations, nearly 350 of Belize and Northern Guatemala's most common amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals-the species you are actually likely to see. Also pictured are some animals of special biological significance-for instance, some highly endangered species. Easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated-you will want to have this book as constant companion on journey. Identification, distribution, and conservation information on Belize and Northern Guatemala's frequently spotted animals. Up-to-date information on the ecology, behavior, and conservation of the profiled animals. Information on Belize's famous coral reef and on the underwater animals most divers and snorkelers actually see. Brief descriptions of the regions most frequently visited parks and reserves.