A Field Guide to Western Birds: A Completely New Guide to Field Marks of All Species Found in North America West of the 100th Meridian and North of Mexico

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 17, 1998 - Nature - 432 pages
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"The Birder’s Bible" for more than 60 years, Roger Tory Peterson’s classic Field Guide to Western Birds includes all species found in North America west of the 100th meridian and north of Mexico. Featuring the unique Peterson Identification System, Western Birds contains 165 full-color paintings that show more than 1,000 birds from 700 species. Summer and winter ranges, breeding grounds, and other special range data are shown on easy-to-read range maps.
 

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User Review  - dele2451 - LibraryThing

Contains detailed pictures/paintings, useful zone maps depicting where bird species reside, and helpful notes about unintentional strays, voice and call characteristics, etc. This book is one of the two best we have used for identifying birds during our hikes. Read full review

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User Review  - Cygnus555 - LibraryThing

The Peterson Guide is indispensible. I am an avid birder and this is the only book I take into the field. It is littered with notes, weather, dirt and love. It is faded beyond belief! If you are looking for the best field guide to birds, this is it. Read full review

Contents

Passerine Perching Birds 230346
17
Ducklike Birds Miscellaneous Swimmers 2473
24
Seabirds Gulls etc Aerialists 74108
74
Longlegged Wading Birds 110117
110
Smaller Wading Birds 118157
118
Fowllike Birds 158167
158
Birds of Prey 168205
168
Nonpasserine Land Birds 206304
206
Accidentals
348
Range Maps
359
Checklist
409
Key Sources for Further Reference
416
Conservation Note
432
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About the author (1998)

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.

Virginia Marie Peterson worked with her husband, Roger Tory Peterson, to research and create three-color range maps for several books in The Peterson Field Guide Series(R).

Puzzability, based in New York, includes Mike Shenk, who has written puzzles for "Games" magazine and its offshoots, and provided daily crosswords for a major newspaper syndicate. He is currently the crossword editor of "The Wall Street Journal"; Amy Goldstein, a trivia buff and wordsmith who has served as associate editor and managing editor for "Games" magazine and its sister publications; and Robert Leighton, an illustrator, writer, "New Yorker" cartoonist, and creator of unique visual puzzles.

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