The easiest-to-use and most comprehensive field guide to North American birds-from the country's preeminent writers on birds and nature Drawing on more than twenty years' experience as bird and wildlife experts, Donald and Lillian Stokes have produced field guides that are factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other books you can buy. You'll find: * All the identification information on a single page-color photographs, range map, and detailed description. No more fumbling to match photos with text * For fast reference-a compact alphabetical index inside the front and back covers. * More than 900 high-resolution color identification photographs. * An illustrated Quick Guide to the most common backyard and feeder birds. * Convenient colored tabs keyed to each bird group. * Concise and comprehensive text, with information on habitat; plumage variation; feeding, nesting, and mating behavior; bird feeder proclivity; and-for the first time in any guide-population trends and conservation status.
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.
Two of the best-known names in birding--Peterson and Bird Watcher's Digest--team up to provide reliable, expert advice on how to attract the birds you want into your yard.Which birds use nest boxes? What's required to maintain a birdhouse? What kind of habitat will attract which birds? What does it take to be a bluebird trail operator? What does it mean if baby birds or eggs disappear from their nest? Bill Thompson III answers all of these questions and more, helping readers to create yards and gardens where birds will make their homes and raise their young. It's easy enough to hang a birdfeeder. But there are plenty of other things that can attract birds to a landscape--and, in fact, birds need four essentials: food, water, shelter, and a place to nest. The more of these elements a yard has, the more attractive it is to birds. A lavishly illustrated chapter provides ideas and inspiration for creating bird havens by profiling "Birdy Backyard All-Stars," fifteen homeowners from around the country who have actively worked to create bird-friendly habitats.
In 2015, Noah Strycker set himself a lofty goal: to become the first person to see half the world's birds in one year. For 365 days, with a backpack, binoculars, and a series of one-way tickets, he traveled across forty-one countries and all seven continents, eventually spotting 6,042 species--by far the biggest birding year on record.This is no travelogue or glorified checklist. Noah ventures deep into a world of chronic sleep deprivation, airline snafus, breakdowns, mudslides, floods, war zones, ecologic devastation, conservation triumphs, common and iconic species, and scores of passionate bird lovers around the globe. By pursuing the freest creatures on the planet, he gains a unique perspective on the world they share with us--and offers a hopeful message that even as many birds face an uncertain future, more people than ever are working to protect them. "Birding Without Borders is light-hearted and filled with stories of exotic birds, risky adventures, and colorful birding companions." -- New York Times Book Review "Highly recommended for anyone interested in travel, natural history, and adventure." -- Library Journal "Even readers who wouldn't know a marvellous spatuletail from a southern ground hornbill will be awed by Strycker's achievement and appreciate the passion with which he pursues his interest." -- Publishers Weekly
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.
Copiously illustrated with line drawings and full-color photographs, this large format paperback book contains the essential information that backyard nature enthusiasts want and need -- to build and seek out birdhouses, including the right birdhouse for many popular species .