Birds of North America: A Guide To Field Identification

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Macmillan, Apr 14, 2001 - Nature - 360 pages
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Spot the silhouette of a Northern Goshawk in flight. Identify the raucous call of the Red-winged Blackbird. Discover the secret of picking out a Chipping Sparrow from its look-alike cousins. It's simple with this classic field guide, a treasured favorite among amateur bird lovers and exacting professionals. Recognized as the authority on bird identification, this invaluable resource provides:

-All of North America in one volume
-Over 800 species and 600 range maps
-Arthur Singer's famous illustrations featuring male, female, and juvenile plumage
-Sonograms that picture sound for easy song recognition
-Migration routes, feeding habits, and characteristic flight patterns
-American ornithologists' classifications
-Convenient check boxes to record birds you have identified
-Color tabs for quick references
  

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Birds of North America

User Review  - Henry T. Armistead - Book Verdict

A de facto third edition, in 1966 this was the first comprehensive guide to rival Peterson's revolutionary book and the first to have illustrations, text, and maps on facing pages. As handy and compact as they come. Read full review

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User Review  - BBBob - Walmart

The book is exactly what I was looking for to identify the birds at our feeder. Only downfall was that Walmart took a month to get it from site to store. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
LoonsGaviidae
18
Shearwaters and PetrelsProcellariidae
24
StormPetrelsHydrobatidae
30
CormorantsPhalacrocoracidae
36
SurfaceFeeding DucksAnatidae
46
WhistlingDucksAnatidae
52
Mergansers and Stifftailed DucksAnatidae
62
Cuckoos Anis and RoadrunnersCuculidae
172
Nighthawks and NightjarsCaprimulgidae
182
TrogonsTrogonidae
192
PERCHING BIRDSPasseriformes 202345
202
LarksAlaudidae
218
ChickadeesParidae
228
TitmiceParidae
230
WrensTroglodytidae
236

KitesAccipitridae
68
EaglesAccipitridae
78
TurkeyMeleagridinae
84
QuailOdontophoridae
90
CranesGruidae
102
SHOREBIRDS AND GULLS
108
SandpipersScolopacidae 116137
116
Gulls and Their RelativesLaridae 138159
138
Immature Gulls in Flight 150151
150
SkimmersRynchopinae
156
Pigeons and DovesColumbidae
166
Thrushes Solitaires and BluebirdsTurdidae
244
Gnatcatchers and KingletsMuscicapidae
253
ShrikesLaniidae
260
Confusing WoodWarblers in Fall 294295
294
OriolesIcteridae
302
Cardinals Finches and Sparrows 308345
308
Finches Crossbills and TowheesFringillidae
316
Sparrows Juncos and LongspursEmborizidae
328
Index
346
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Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.

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