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A Field Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe
A Field Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe
Hardcover      ISBN: 0395669316
The Hummingbird Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Enjoying Hummingbirds
The Hummingbird Book
The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Enjoying Hummingbirds
Paperback      ISBN: 0316817155
Attract amazing hummingbirds to your backyard With this comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide, you'll find it easy to attract these tiny jewel-like birds to your own yard.
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
Amnh Birds of North America Eastern
Amnh Birds of North America Eastern
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 0744027365
Easily identify bird species west of the Great Plains with this comprehensive photographic guide.

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.
Birds of Minnesota Field Guide
Birds of Minnesota Field Guide
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 159193897x

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.

Peterson Reference Guide to Birding by Impression: A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds
Peterson Reference Guide to Birding by Impression
A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds
Hardcover      ISBN: 0547195788
A highly visual guide to identifying birds in the field based on the important, unchanging features of size, shape, structure, and behavior

Birding is an extremely rewarding and fun hobby, but some situations can be frustrating or unsuccessful because of a variety of challenging viewing conditions. This guide to identifying birds offers the holistic "birding by impression" method, which not only helps with these difficult conditions, but also develops an efficient mental identification process using left- and right-brain skills. It begins with a conscious assessment of a bird's unchanging physical characteristics, including general size, body shape, structural features (bill, legs, neck, and wings), and behavior. Using this approach, birders can quickly assess all birds and distinguish new and uncommon species from familiar ones. They can then examine more detailed field marks to fine-tune the identification. Rather than a traditional field guide, this book presents an interactive how-to approach to a more complete identification process.
Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America
Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America
Paperback      ISBN: 0547905580
The first comprehensive guide to the sounds of eastern North American birds, featuring an innovative visual index that allows readers to quickly look up unfamiliar sounds in the field.

Bird songs and calls are just as important as visual field marks in identifying birds. But until now, the only way to learn them was by memorization. With this groundbreaking book, it's possible to visually distinguish bird sounds and identify birds using a field guide format.

At the core of this guide is the spectrogram, a visual graph of sound. With a brief introduction to five key aspects--speed, repetition, pauses, pitch pattern, and tone quality--readers can learn to visualize sounds, without any musical training or auditory memorization. Picturing sounds makes it possible to search this book visually for a bird song heard in the field.

The Sound Index groups similar songs together, narrowing the identification choices quickly to a brief list of birds that sound alike. Readers can then turn to the species account for more information and/or listen to the accompanying audio tracks available online, through Cornell's Lab of Ornithology.

Identifying birds by sound is arguably the most challenging and important skill in birding. This book makes it vastly easier to master than ever before.
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0307957918
COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED: From renowned birder, illustrator, and New York Times best selling author David Sibley, the most authoritative guide to the birds of the East, in a portable format that is perfect for the field.

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
The Sibley Guide to Birds
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 030795790x
"Undoubtedly the finest guide to North American birds."--Guy McCaskie, Birding

The publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds, First Edition quickly established David Allen Sibley as the author and illustrator of the nation's supreme and most comprehensive guide to birds. Used by millions of birders from novices to the most expert, The Sibley Guide became the standard by which natural history guides are measured. The highly anticipated second edition builds on this foundation of excellence, offering massively expanded and updated information, new paintings, new and rare species, and a new, elegant design.

The second edition of this handsome, flexibound volume offers a wealth of improvements and updates:

- All illustrations reproduced 15 to 20 percent larger for better detail.

- Includes nearly 7,000 paintings digitally remastered from original art for enhanced print quality.

- Expanded text includes habitat information and voice description for every species and more tips on finding birds in the field.

- More than 600 new paintings, including illustrations of 115 rare species and additional paintings of common species and regional populations.

- More than 700 updated maps of ranges, showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges.

- 85 bird family pages now cross-referenced to species accounts.

- Revised taxonomic order and most current common names for every species.
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.
Mexican Birds: Roger Tory Peterson Field Guide
Mexican Birds
Roger Tory Peterson Field Guide
Leather      SKU: 1199622494
White Egret
White Egret
Paperback      ISBN: 0877015236

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.