Birds of North America
This in-depth beginner's field guide, now in paper, leads birdwatchers through the avian wonders of North America, explaining in full detail their range, diet, size, habitat, and other attributes. Dr. Glassberg, author of Butterflies in North America, presents an astonishing array of captivating creatures-from the great blue heron to the ruby-throated hummingbird. With color photographs, location maps, and information on bird watching, feeding, and conservation, it's the perfect reference for bird lovers.
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Birds of North AmericaUser Review - Book Verdict
This guide is intended for beginners who wish to identify common birds but do not need to know how to distinguish between a juvenile little blue heron in its white phase from a reddish egret. (For this kind of identification, turn to David Allen Sibley's The Sibley Guide to Birds or volumes in the "Peterson Field Guides" series.) Husband-and-wife conservationists Wood and Sheri Williamson and bird watcher Jeffrey Glassberg (Butterflies of North America ) begin with introductory coverage of bird watching, binoculars, bird habitats, bird biology and behavior, and conservation. This is followed by the species guide, which addresses the number of species, species size, distinguishing features, habitats, food, and sounds. An "Etc." category offers historical and behavioral tidbits and identification comparisons. The "World of Birds" section covers flight, feathers, behavior, courtship, nesting, family life, migration - all the beginner basics. Rounding out the text are 240 large and crisp color photographs; the range maps are satisfactory. Birders who want to jump in with both feet might prefer the aforementioned guides; those who would like to start but are not yet keeping life lists with dates, times, and weather will be well served by this guide. Sincerely recommended for public libraries. - Nancy Moeckel, Miami Univ. Science Lib., Oxford, OH
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Colorful high resolution pictures.
National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of North America
Edward S. Brinkley
No preview available - 2007