A Field Guide to the Birds: A Completely New Guide to All the Birds of Eastern and Central North America

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Houghton Mifflin Company, Jun 1, 1998 - Nature - 384 pages
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Features the unique Peterson Identification System, which has never been surpassed as a tool for field identification and is available only in Peterson Guides. "The Birder's Bible" for over sixty years. All the birds of eastern and central North America--including accidentals, exotics, and escapes--shown in full color and described in detail. 390 complete, easy-to-read range maps showing summer and winter ranges, breeding grounds, and other special range information. Easy-to-use facing-page format.

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Review: A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America (Peterson Field Guides #1)

User Review  - Mark Rigney - Goodreads

What was it Irma Thomas used to say? Ah, I remember now. "Simply the Best." I need three tools to be a good birder. Binoculars, patience, and Peterson's. Read full review

Review: A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America (Peterson Field Guides #1)

User Review  - David Mccarrick - Goodreads

This is a field guide; very useful. Good book for beginners. Read full review


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How to Identify Birds
Ducks Ducklike and Miscellaneous Swimming

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Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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