Bird diversity and distribution in Guatemala

Bird diversity and distribution in Guatemala

Updating information on bird distribution

Several compilations of bird records were published in individual papers, chapters and books, including an update on the inventory, distribution, and residency status of birds in Guatemala (Eisermann & Avendaño 2018), an annotated checklist of the birds of Guatemala (Eisermann & Avendaño 2007), a chapter on avian diversity in Guatemala including a bibliography of Guatemalan ornithology (Eisermann & Avendaño 2006), a compilation on the distribution of Highland Guan (Eisermann et al. 2006) and noteworthy distributional data of birds in Alta Verapaz (Eisermann 2005, Eisermann & Schulz 2005). Knut Eisermann of PROEVAL RAXMU Bird Monitoring Program compiled from 2004 to 2015 noteworthy bird records from Guatemala as a contribution to the Central America section in the journal North American Birds (see references by Jones and Jones & Komar), and served as reviewer of Guatemala data submitted to eBird from 2008 to 2015.

birds of Guatemala 2018
Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2018) An update on the inventory, distribution and residency status of bird species in Guatemala. Bulletin British Ornithologists' Club 138: 148-229.

Compilation on avian diversity in Guatemala

PROEVAL RAXMU Bird Monitoring Program contributed a chapter on avian diversity (Eisermann & Avendaño 2006) in a recently published book on biodiversity in Guatemala (Cano, E. 2006: Biodiversidad de Guatemala. Vol. 1. Universidad del Valle de Gutemala, Guatemala.).

The bird chapter includes an updated list of bird species reliably reported in Guatemala, updated distributional information for more than 130 species, an evaluation of vulnerability on a national level using IUCN criteria (IUCN 2001), a bibliography of more than 1200 publications on Guatemalan birds from 1577 to 2004, and a list of international museums with holdings of Guatemalan bird specimens.

Checklist of the birds of Guatemala

The PROEVAL RAXMU Bird Monitoring Program contributed a bilingual (English / Spanish) annotated checklist of the birds of Guatemala, published in 2007 by Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. This is the first fully referenced checklist to the birds of Guatemala.

Distribution and conservation of owls in Guatemala

PROEVAL RAXMU Bird Monitoring Program contributed chapters on the distribution and conservation of owls in Guatemala to two books on Neotropical owls:
Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2017) The owls of Guatemala. 447-515 in P. L. Enríquez (ed.) Neotropical owls: diversity and conservation. Springer, Cham, Switzerland.
Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño. 2015. Los búhos de Guatemala. 381-434 in P. L. Enríquez (ed.) Los búhos neotropicales: diversidad y conservación. ECOSUR, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México.

Owls of Guatemala 2017
Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2017) The owls of Guatemala. 447-515 in P. L. Enríquez (ed.) Neotropical owls: diversity and conservation. Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Asessments of local avian diversity

The PROEVAL RAXMU Bird Monitoring Program studied the avifauna of the Cerro El Amay Important Bird Area (IBA GT006) in the department of Quiché, Sacranix Important Bird Area (IBA GT007), Yalijux Important Bird Area (IBA GT010), Lachuá-Ik'bolay Imprtant Bird Area (IBA GT008), Los Tarrales Reserve, and Parque Regional Municipal Todos Santos Cuchumatán, among other sites.

References

Eisermann, K. (2005) Noteworthy bird observations in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 125: 3-11.

Eisermann, K. & U. Schulz (2005) Birds of a high-altitude cloud forest in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Revista de Biología Tropical 53: 577-594.

Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2006) Diversidad de aves en Guatemala, con una lista bibliográfica. Pp. 525-623 In: E. Cano (ed.) Biodiversidad de Guatemala, Vol. 1. Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala.

Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2007) Lista comentada de las aves de Guatemala - Annotated checklist of the birds of Guatemala. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2018) An update on the inventory, distribution and residency status of bird species in Guatemala. Bulletin British Ornithologists' Club 138: 148-229.

Eisermann, K., N. Herrera & O. Komar (2006) Highland Guan (Penelopina nigra). Pp. 90-95 In: D. M. Brooks (ed.) Conserving Cracids: the most threatened family of birds in the Americas. Miscellaneous Publications of the Houston Museum of Natural Science 6.

Grijalva, B. & K. Eisermann (2006) Observación de un Inmaduro de Morphnus guianensis en Tikal, Petén, Guatemala. Pato-Poc 3: 26-29.

IUCN (2001) IUCN Red list categories and criteria: version 3.1. IUCN Species Survival Commission. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Jones, L. (2004) The spring migration, March through May 2004: Central America. North American Birds 58: 446-448.

Jones, L. (2004) The nesting season, June through July 2004: Central America. North American Birds 58: 611-612.

Jones, H. L. (2005) The fall migration, August through November 2004: Central America. North American Birds 59: 162-165.

Jones, H. L. (2005) The winter season, December 2004 through February 2005: Central America. North American Birds 59: 337-340.

Jones, H. L. (2005) The spring migration, March through May 2005: Central America. North American Birds 59: 506-510.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2006) The nesting season, June through July 2005: Central America. North American Birds 59: 662-664.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2006) The fall migration, August through November 2005: Central America. North American Birds 60: 152-156.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2006) The winter season, December 2005 through February 2006: Central America. North American Birds 60: 296-299.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2006) The spring migration, March through May 2006: Central America. North American Birds 60: 451-455.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2007) The nesting season, June through July 2006: Central America. North American Birds 60: 587-588.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2007) The fall migration, August through November 2006: Central America. North American Birds 61: 155-159.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2007) The winter season, December 2006 through February 2007: Central America. North American Birds 61: 340-344.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2007) The spring migration, March through May 2007: Central America. North American Birds 61: 521-525.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2008) The nesting season, June through July 2007: Central America. North American Birds 61: 648-651.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2008) The fall migration, August through November 2007: Central America. North American Birds 62: 163-170.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2008) The winter season, December 2007 through February 2008: Central America. North American Birds 62: 314-318.

Jones, H. L. & O. Komar (2008) The spring migration, March through May 2008: Central America. North American Birds 62: 487-491.

Biodiversidad de Guatemala
Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2006) Diversidad de aves en Guatemala, con una lista bibliográfica. Pp. 525-623 In: E. Cano (ed.) Biodiversidad de Guatemala, Vol. 1. Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala.
birds of Guatemala
Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2007) Lista comentada de las aves de Guatemala - Annotated checklist of the birds of Guatemala. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
Cover painting by Albert Earl Gilbert
North American Birds
K. Eisermann compiled noteworthy bird records from Guatemala from 2004 to 2015, published quarterly in the Central America section in the journal North American Birds, published by American Birding Association

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