Travellers to Ecuador want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife: toucans and parrots, monkeys and anteaters, frogs and toads, crocodiles and (yes) snakes. On the Galapagos Islands, curious visitors want to see with their own eyes the exotic, unique, tame wildlife that stimulated Charles Darwin to formulate the theory of evolution. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Ecuador's magnificent animal and plant life. In one easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated book, you will have a constant companion on your journey : Field-guide color illustrations of more than 500 of Ecuador's most common insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals-the species you ore most likely to see. Up-to-date information on the ecology, behavior, and conservation of these animals ; Information on Ecuador's habitats and on the most common plants you will encounter ; Brief descriptions of the regions most frequently visited parks and reserves.