With this comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide, you'll find it easy to attract these tiny, jewel-like birds to your own yard. The Stokes Hummingbird Book provides all the information you need to bring hummingbirds up close, identify them, and understand their fascinating and varied behavior.
The book includes:
- Range maps and full-color photographs to help you identify and locate hummingbirds
- Information on how to select the proper feeders, what to use in them, when to put them up, and when to take them down
- Advice on what flowers to plant to attract hummingbirds in your part of the country
- Amazing facts about hummingbirds, such as how fast they fly and how much they weigh
- Guidelines for photographing hummingbirds
- Complete information on hummingbird behavior, including flight displays, breeding habits, and feeding
- A special section on attracting orioles, with photographs and behavior guides for each of the eight species found in North America
- A resource list for hummingbird supplies
A book for avid bird watchers young and old These pages feature high-quality photographs and full-pages details of well-known and rare species of Western North American birds, for quick and easy identification in the wild. This informative guide book profiles the extraordinary range of birds found in Western North America. The pages of the book are filled with stunning photographs and artworks of over 367 common bird species and 128 rare species seen west of the Great Plains. This field guide profiles each bird on its own page, highlighting its unique characteristics from the posture of the bird, its coloration to its flight patterns.
Inside this vivid field guide, you'll find: - Species profile features authenticated by the American Museum of Natural History
- Crystal clear photos that make birds easy to identify
- Full-page profiles, access to bird sound recordings and migration maps Written by expert ornithologists in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History, you'll find the most accurate and interesting facts about birds. Explore each species key behaviours such as nesting, feeding, habitat, social groupings, lifespan, and conservation status. Grab Your Field Guide And Binoculars
This bird reference book also includes the key characteristics of the sounds that birds make and includes free access to audio recordings of over 150 bird sounds. You will also be able to understand the migratory patterns of the species in the book, with accurate maps that will help you locate different species throughout the year. Complete the Series:
Once you've mastered Birds of North America Western, learn about these spectacular species in the Eastern and Northern regions found in AMNH Birds of North America and AMNH Birds of North America Eastern.
Learn to Identify Birds in Minnesota
Make bird watching even more enjoyable. With Minnesota's best-selling bird guide, field identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in your area. This book features 123 species of Minnesota birds organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Crisp, stunning full-page photographs present the species as you'll see them in nature, and a "compare" feature helps you to decide between look-alikes. Plus, Stan Tekiela's naturalist notes feature fascinating tidbits and facts.
This new edition includes 14 new species, updated photographs and range maps, expanded information, and even more of Stan's expert insights. So grab Birds of Minnesota Field Guide for your next birding adventure--to help ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.
Compact and comprehensive, this guide features 650 bird species, plus regional populations, found east of the Rocky Mountains. Entries include stunningly accurate illustrations--more than 4,600 in total--with descriptive captions pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry has been updated to include the most current information concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Here too are more than 600 updated maps drawn from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent, and showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges. This new and improved edition includes: - Updated habitat, description, behavior, and conservation text for each species account and all family pages. - New and revised illustrations of species and regional forms. - New design featuring species accounts in columns, allowing for better comparison and more illustrations and text. - Current taxonomic order and up-to-date common names. - All maps revised to reflect the most current range information. - More species and rarities included.
The Sibley Guide to Birds, second edition, brings the genius of David Allen Sibley to the world once again in a thoroughly updated and expanded volume that every birder must own.
Ten years of field research have resulted in this revealing portrait of egrets. Lovely and technically fine color photos capture their rituals from early spring through winter migration. Minimal text. No index or bibliography. 12x8. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.