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Warblers and Other Songbirds of North America: A Life-Size Guide to Every Species
Warblers and Other Songbirds of North America
A Life-Size Guide to Every Species
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062446819

A stunning full-color photographic field guide of 285 species of North American songbirds and warblers, captured in glorious life-sized detail and featuring concise descriptions, location maps, and useful facts for both experienced birdwatchers and armchair ornithologists alike.

Birds such as the Acadian Flycatcher, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Indigo Bunting, Northern Mockingbird, Pyrrhuloxia, Rock Wren, Song Sparrow, Tree Swallow, and the Yellow Throated Warbler are known for their elaborate songs produced by their highly developed vocal organs. Warblers and Other Songbirds of North America is a breathtaking collection of 285 species of these beautiful, melodious creatures, the largest number of species in a single field guide about North American songbirds.

Arranged by region and taxonomic order, every songbird is depicted life-sized; each photograph is accompanied by a short description with essential information on identification and the particular species, habits, and behavior. Every species entry also includes a map showing where the species can be found, as well as a fact grid listing key details such as common and scientific name, length, food, habitat, status, and voice. Inside you'll find fun facts, including:

  • Songbirds are members of the order Passeriformes, the most varied group of birds both in terms of numbers of species and diversity of appearance and habit preferences.
  • Songbirds have feet that allow them to perch with ease, with three toes pointing forward and one facing back.
  • Songbirds are extremely vocal; some male species are among the finest songsters in the bird world.

Every photograph is gloriously detailed and chosen to show each species' unique identification features and typical postures. Packed in a convenient portable size, Warblers and Other Songbirds of North America is ideal for the experienced birdwatcher, the aspiring naturalist, and every bird lover.

Birding 101: A Folding Pocket Guide for Beginning Birders
Birding 101
A Folding Pocket Guide for Beginning Birders
Paperback      ISBN: 1620052296

Birders use many kinds of information to identify birds, including size and shape, color pattern, markings, behavior, habitat and calls. This handy guide puts basic birding skills at your fingertips, explaining simple techniques that allow you to sort birds into categories for easier ID. It also discusses equipment needs and options for the beginning birder, provides how-tos for using feeders to attract common birds, and gives tips for keeping a record of your bird sightings. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this guide support continues educational activities by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Made in the USA.www.waterfordpress.com

National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Birds: Eastern Region: Eastern
National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Birds: Eastern Region
Eastern
Paperback      ISBN: 0394748395
A portable, comprehensive field guide--brimming with concise descriptions and stunning color photographs, and designed to fit into your back pocket--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

This streamlined volume identifies 80 of the most frequently encountered birds east of the Rocky Mountains. It includes detailed photographs and diagrams, regional maps depicting nesting and winter ranges, and a complete overview of birdwatching.

Whether your home is in a remote countryside or in a populous city, you will derive hours of pleasure observing and learning about birds, and the National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Birds of North America: East is an excellent and convenient reference guide to accompany any bird-lover.
Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest
Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest
Paperback      ISBN: 0618456945
The only field guide to bring along to identify the birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, rocks, and sky of the Midwest

Even if we focus on certain things in the outdoors, most of us are curious about everything else that might turn up. Serious birders, botanists, and entomologists all have their specialized guides, but this book is the guide to "everything else"--the one guide to take when you go out for a walk. Wow, that's a cool-looking mushroom. Wonder what it is. Hey, look at that weird insect.

Birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, grasses, even constellations overhead and rocks underfoot--it's all here. With authoritative yet broad coverage, nontechnical language, and more than two thousand color photographs, this book is an essential reference for nature lovers living in or visiting Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
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.
Birds in Your Backyard: A Bird Lover's Guide to Creating a Garden Sanctuary
Birds in Your Backyard
A Bird Lover's Guide to Creating a Garden Sanctuary
Paperback      ISBN: 0762109971
Birds in Your Backyard is a bird lover's guide to creating a bird and garden sanctuary in your own backyard with a step-by-step guide for easy-to-build projects.

Turn your backyard into a blissful bird sanctuary-create an appealing habitat to attract birds and watch them thrive.
This indispensable guide for bird enthusiasts is a comprehensive and richly illustrated volume-with over 600 full-color photos. Together with a little careful planning and planting you can turn your yard into a bird and butterfly oasis. It's several books in one:
* An A-to-Z landscaping guide to identify over 75 flowers and plants
* A field guide includes over 170 varieties of birds and butterflies with key
information on: how to identify them by their markings, how they behave, and which feeder foods they like the best
* A bird-watching guide to understand the basics of bird-watching and what equipment might be needed to observe or photograph birds

Plus, a how-to guide filled with step-by-step instructions for easy-to-build projects. Learn how-to:
* Plant your garden with bird-friendly trees, plants, hedges, ground cover, seed- producing flowers, and fruit-bearing shrubs and vines
* Build and mount your own birdhouses, boxes, perches, and shelters
* Identify the best plants for creating nesting sites; grow bird seed; and add a birdbath or pond

Let Birds in Your Backyard reveal its secrets for creating an irresistible garden and welcoming landscape alive with birds and butterflies.
Songbirds of North America: A Visual Directory of 100 of the Most Popular Songbirds in North America
Songbirds of North America
A Visual Directory of 100 of the Most Popular Songbirds in North America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0785833870

A visual directory with over 100 of the most popular North American bird calls. Beautiful illustrations show each bird's distinctive colors and plumage, and detailed information reveals their origin, behavior, feeding, and migration habits.

Learn how and why birds sing, and discover the wide range of tones and melodies. A CD of birdsongs from The Macaulay Library of Cornell University's Ornithology lab is included and helps you identify the calls heard in your backyard, while simple notions in the book denotes the rhythmic ride and fall of the songs. Find out when and where to best hear America's most beloved songbirds, and discover how to turn your backyard into an aviary haven with practical advice on planting, feeding routines, and optimal nesting boxes.

Western Birds: Backyard Guide - Watching - Feeding - Landscaping - Nurturing - Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New
Western Birds
Backyard Guide - Watching - Feeding - Landscaping - Nurturing - Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New
Paperback      ISBN: 1591865557
From the editor of the nation's premier birding magazine, a no-nonsense, no-fluff quick guide to the birds you see every day. Of all the classic American pastimes, perhaps none is as widely accessible as watching birds. Our unusually vast, diverse environmental landscape supports fascinating species and variations exclusive to each region of the country. But while birders often spend their efforts in search of the rarest creatures, some of the most beautiful and intriguing birds are the ones that frequent our backyards (or nearby) daily. For that reason, where other, larger volumes focus on bird types that the casual observer is never likely to encounter, Western Birds concisely celebrates those species living under our very noses. Written by Bill Thompson III, the editor and co-publisher of Bird Watcher's Digest, this portable 5"x8" book contains the same variety of entertaining and informative entries that make Bird Watcher's Digest the nation's most popular birding magazine. Inside, you'll find profiles of the 55 most common birds in the West, complete with large color photos, gender-specific physical descriptions, nesting and feeding information, bird call particulars, and interesting stories about each species. Thompson also introduces the reader to the basics of bird watching: essential gear, bird-friendly food and plantings, housing tips, and observational techniques. This guide covers Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska. Look for our other backyard bird guides covering the Mid-Atlantic, South, Northeast, and Midwest regions of the United States.
Florida Wildlife Viewing Guide
Florida Wildlife Viewing Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1560443537

The popular Florida Wildlife Viewing Guide now Features 32 new sites for a total of 128 areas to catch a glimpse of the state's diverse and abundant wildlife, from alligators and manatees to sandhill cranes and spoonbills.